When veteran sailing journalist Kevin Green joined TMG’s Rowan McMahan and Joe Fox onboard the Dragonfly 25 Sport for a spinnaker run offshore the Sydney coast, he declared that “the fun factor was apparent in spades”.
The Dragonfly 25 trimaran weights a shade over 1,000kg and can sail at 17 knots. The 25 is a pure daysailer/weekender with purpose-built roll-on roll-off trailer for easy launching and recovery. She weighs 1,050kg and, with her minimal wetted area, it’s a recipe for speed. The swing wings are delicate but easy to operate.
Performance sailing is near the top of the list of requirements for the average Dragonfly trimaran owner, and the latest (and smallest) model from this Danish builder – the Dragonfly 25 – is no exception, as Dieter Loibner reports in this First Look Video filmed at Dusseldorf Boat Show.
This latest offering from Denmark’s Quorning Boats, which won a nod from SAIL’s 2016 Best Boats judges as their Best Small Cruiser, is the smallest boat in the builder’s current line of folding “Swing Wing” trimarans, which range all the way up to 40ft in length.