Text and photos: Gilles Ruffet
This boat was built in both a Cruising and a Racing version. Quorning Boats introduced the new Swing Wing system in 1989 on the Dragonfly 800 This invention gave the Dragonfly greater versatility and thereby made it more attractive. Provided with the this new Swing Wing system, the boat took up much less space when in port, and it was a lot easier to transport it on a trailer. From 1989 and well into the new millennium (2005), we have built 143 Dragonfly 800 Swing Wing.
The Dragonfly 800 Swing Wing offers a functional pantry with teak laminated corners.
The centerboard creates the base for salon table, which can be folded down to provide easy passage. The coach can easily be turned into bunks. The forward cabin offers accommodation for two.
All halyards are lines are led to cokcpit for safe and easy family sailing.
The difference between the Crusing and Racing version is in the rig and sails only.
|Specifications Dragonfly 800 Swing Wing||Cruising||Racing|
|Length, overall center hull, excl rudder||8.00 m||8.00 m|
|Length, waterline center hull||7.60 m||7.60 m|
|Length, folded||9.00 m||9.00 m|
|Beam, max||6.00 m||6.00 m|
|Beam, folded||2.90 m||2.90 m|
|Draft, incl centerboard||1.50 m||1.50 m|
|Draft, excl centerboard||0.40 m||0.40 m|
|Draft folded, excl centerboard||0.35 m||0.35 m|
|Weight of basic boat, incl sails, battery and outboard engine||1,100 kgs||1,100 kgs|
|Payload, incl crew||600 kgs||600 kgs|
|Max total weight, excl crew||1,320 kgs||1,320 kgs|
|Water tank||35 l||35 l|
|Fuel tank||15 l||15 l|
|Holding tank (optional)||30 l||30 l|
|Engine outboard (recommended)||8.0 hp/5.9 kw||8.0 hp/5.9 kw|
|Max engine hp||10 hp/7.5 kw||10 hp/7.5 kw|
|Mast section in total, excl antennas||11.10 m||12.10 m|
|Mast height over water level||12.60 m||13.60 m|
|Mainsail||22.5 m2||25.8 m2|
|Standard genoa||13.5 m2||14.9 m2|
|Spinnaker, symmetric||50 m2||60 m2|
|Spinnaker, asymmetric||50 m2||60 m2|
|Bowsprit length||1.20 m||1.20 m|
|Trailer (Original Brenderup 1605 QB)||485 kgs||485 kgs|
|Total and max trailer weight||1,600 kgs||1,600 kgs|