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Dragonfly 40 Timeline

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We welcome you to our new flagship in the Dragonfly range - the all new Dragonfly 40 Performance Cruiser. Combining more than 50 years’ experience of designing and manufacturing the best production trimarans in the world, we have now set out to create our dreamboat. The Dragonfly 40 will set new standards for comfortable cruising in the fast lane in terms of performance, ease of sailing and handling with a smaller crew or even singlehanded. 

The boat will be available in two versions. The standard Touring version with self-tacking jib, and the Ultimate version with taller rig and larger overlapping furling headsail for higher performance.

Our unique Dragonfly Swing Wing system quickly reduces the 8.4 m beam down to only 4 m, without using tools, for easy docking in a single berth.

Wave piercing float design for safe and comfortable sailing, fixed bowsprit for easy setup of flying downwind sails and anchoring. The new Dragonfly interior design offers separate double forward and aft cabins, modern style galley and a spacious dinette to host your family and friends.

Please enjoy this pre-launch timeline and unfold your horizons.

Jens Quorning

Jens Quorning
CEO and Sole Owner of Quorning Boats

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The Dragonfly 40 story so far...

30/10/2019

The new Dragonfly 40 float master plugs are almost completed by NEDCAM in Holland.

These plugs have been machined in a 5-axis CNC milling machine. On the photos you see the upper hull and deck section of the float.

The shapes and finish are of outstanding high quality. Jens and Jakob from Quorning Boats were on site, applying the special nonskid system.

In order to save valuable time, team NEDCAM  will also laminate the moulds, after which Quorning Boats will receive the complete mould system - ready for production.

25/10/2019

The new Dragonfly 40 interior mock-up is beginning to look like something - many new details have been tested. The photo shows the center main cabin with the laminated centerboard trunk. Galley on port side aft. From the mock-up panels, we start developing the final interior in nice Elm wood.

13/10/2019

The milling process for the Dragonfly 40 floats has started at NEDCAM in Holland. The first float plugs are being prepared for the final milling process. After this, a long process is still awaiting getting the high gloss finish.

09/10/2019

The Dragonfly 40 center hull has been moved to our main assembly facilities. Centerboard trunk and hull stringers are laminated into place. The new hull innerliner is also installed, where the water hoses, tubes for heating, and special lightweight tubes are installed for running electrical systems.

02/10/2019

The new Dragonfly 40 center hull deck mould is here finally - after thousands of manhours - ready for the production to start the laminating process of the deck for Dragonfly 40, hull No 1.

Gelcoat is applied and first fiberglass skin layer has been carefully completed. Now ready for next lamination process and foam sandwich.

30/06/2019

Hull No 1 is now real, it is already painted in the final color and is now in the process of further development.

The biggest time consumer and complex mould part is for sure the center hull deck. As we speak, the mould for the deck is being laminated. Afterwards, the deck mould must be sanded and polished to high gloss finish.

In the coming weeks, our main focus is the center hull – to develop the internal composite parts, (inner liner) that gives the foundation and base for the interior parts as well as internal hull structure and centerboard casing.

30/04/2019

The center hull mould has just taken “birth” from the master plug, and the hull mould is now being sanded and polished prior to final finish. Hull No 1 will start laminating process next week, and soon we show the GRP hull No 1.

The center hull deck plug is also almost at the final stage after several months of work, it and will be completed later in June. Then the deck mould will be laminated and polished, which will still take some time.

Besides the two major moulds, we are also working on all the other parts. We put a lot of manpower and energy into this project.

31/03/2019

The Dragonfly 40 project is rapidly moving forward. Photo shows the plug (positive part of the mould) of the center hull. Our design team and boat builders are all working hard on this project.

We will soon start laminating the center hull mould, which is a time-consuming process getting the high-gloss finish that we want, before we can start laminating hull No 1. The center hull deck is already well on the way and will soon be ready for the final finish and details.

31/12/2018

The new Dragonfly 40 is slowly coming to life on this 3D drawing.