Gerrit Hölzle | Dragonfly

Gerrit Hölzle

Boat type: 
Dragonfly 32

"I used to sail beach catamarans for years. After settling down near Bremerhaven in Northern Germany at the North Sea Coast, I´ve been looking for a boat matching the requirements of the spot: high tidal difference, strong tidal currents, shallow water in low tide and often rough conditions out there on the North Sea.

So, what I needed was a fast boat with shallow draft but sea going capability at the same time. And I found a used Dragonfly 920, my first Trimaran. The potential of the boat was amazing. While handling did not differ much from handling a Hobie Cat – even single handed – it was the perfect boat for the spot.

As a Tribute to my family (and after having a DF 28 Sport lying next to me in the Marina: to sail the fastest boat in the harbor again), I sold my DF 920 after sailing her for five years and got a DF 32 Supreme in Summer 2016. The combination of Performance on the one and Family boat on the other hand is breathtaking.

My credo: If it´s not a Dragonfly I won´t sail it!"

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Gerrit Hölzle, Germany