Dragonfly 40 | Dragonfly

Dragonfly 40

The all-new Dragonfly 40 Performance Cruiser is cutting edge design with focus on easy handling and shorthanded sailing. Spacious cockpit and a stylish, modern interior. Setting new standards for comfortable and safe family offshore sailing.

The Dragonfly 40 is available in four versions, the standard Touring version with self-tacking jib, the Ultimate version has a taller and more powerful rig and larger overlapping furling headsail for higher performance, the C Ultimate Carbon version with floats-, beams-, forward and aft structual main hull bulkheads and under deck cabin mast support in carbon Pre-Preg system cured in Autoclave and the C Performance version is similar to the C Ultimate version, but with an even taller and more powerful rig and sails. The Dragonfly 40 accommodates a crew of 6 to 8 persons.

Performance Cruiser
Opengraph Billede: 
12.10 m
Beam folded
4.00 m
Max. crew
6-8 people
Max. speed
24 knots

Dragonfly 40 Videos

Design & Performance

Reviews, articles & awards

Boat of the Year 2024

Awarded as winner

Category: Best Trimaran

Boat of the Year 2024

Awarded as winner

Category: Best Performance Trimaran

Multihull of the year 2021

Awarded as winner

Category: Under 45 feet

Dette er en Performance Cruiser

Båd Magasinet, Denmark
March 2021

Text: Morten Brandt
Photos: Nils Günter/EYOTY

Europas Yacht des Jahres 2021

February 2021

Text: Jochen Rieker
Photos: Nils Günter/EYOTY

European Yacht of the year 2021

Awarded as winner

Category: Performance Cruiser

Multihulls from 40 to 45 feet

Multihulls World #175
November 2020

Text: Mark Bernie, Dick Sawyer, Paul Thomas, Francois Trégouët and Emmanuel van Deth.

Best Boats 2021


Category: Multihulls

The British Yachting Awards 2020


Category: Multihull of the year


Dragonfly 40 Touring, -Ultimate, -Performance (built since 2020), and all C-versions (built since 2022)


To inform and illustrate recommended service, maintenance, and refitting on an older Dragonfly, we have drawn this general information sheet. Rough elements, like strong winds and wave conditions, strong saltwater and UV do have some impact on the boat after a long sailing life.


We strongly recommend servicing and changing vital parts on your boat according to our recommendations. This information overrules any other former information you may have, as the following is based on updated knowledge.


Exchange intervals of structural parts 

  • Waterstays - every maximum 10 years or 25.000 NM.

  • Side stays and forestay cables in Stainless Steel – every maximum 10 years or 20.000 NM.

  • Fiber Side stay cables (Dragonfly 40C and sometimes ordered optional on other boats) to be replaced after 7 years and or max 20.000 NM.

  • Diamond stays on the mast should be changed after 15 years at the latest, or, by max 25.000 NM.

  • Beam stop cable to forward, outside beam under trampoline – every maximum 10 years.

  • Steering cables – every maximum 7 years or 15.000 NM. Regular visual control is strongly recommended and especially before planning longer trips.


The above listing of exchange intervals is the recommendations from the Dragonfly yard, and it is not an extension of the 2-year warranty.

Halyards and Dyneema lines need regularly visual check for wear and tear.

From January 2024 we engrave the Dragonfly logo including a production year, on all rigging terminals on structural wiring such as waterstays, side stays and diamond cables, to make it easier for you as a customer to follow the above recommended exchange intervals.



Always check very carefully that you replace cables in the same type of cable quality if not ordered/replaced by the Dragonfly Yard.



Visual check of all cables is still required before and when changing the rigging. We strongly recommend focusing on side stay cables, as these easily bend when stepping the mast. Bended side stay cables near the terminal may cause the side stay cable to break.


On all Dragonfly’s, please regularly check the forestay cable in the top by the terminal. When furling, the spinnaker or Code-0 halyard may block the forestay, which can cause failure of the forestay.



On all Dragonfly’s, we recommend re-stitching (sewing) along the stitching/seams of the trampolines every 6-7 years (in climates with strong UV, every 5 years). Normally, our clients change their trampolines after 10-12 years use. Please note this is an recommendation and it is still always the skippers responsibility to regularly check the condition of the trampolines.

Float deck Teflon pad rings

The white 5 mm Teflon pad rings on the float deck needs to be changed every 13-15 years – this is neither critical nor structural. For easy change of these pads/rings, you just bolt off the floats from the wings by the one bolt in each end of the Wing/beam.



Over the years, Quorning Boats has used the riggings links, so-called Quick-links, in the Dragonfly production quite often. When replacing these, it is of utmost importance to purchase links of same high quality or similar products carrying same strength (working load). Many products look the same, but do NOT carry the same strength/loads. If you are not sure about this, please contact your local dealer or the Dragonfly Yard. 


Quick link from Peguet that is used on all Dragonfly’s

The above picture shows a Quick-link from Peguet that is used on all Dragonfly Trimarans.



Caution for all painted surfaces on the boat and mast.

Painted surfaces may not be covered with Plastic or other non-breathable materials, as water and condensation cannot be lead away from the painted surfaces, and these are not able to dry.

When water is stuck between the Paint and a non-breathable or non-ventilated material, blisters can occur between the paint and the gelcoat or the carbon sections of the mast.

Due to these circumstances, the permanent use of Ex. Matt-Fenders cannot be recommended, as water and Condensation can also get stuck between these and the hull, and lead to blisters in the Paint.

Quorning Boats cannot be held responsible for Blisters in the paint occurred due covering the painted surfaces with non-breathable materials.


Ordering Parts

Original parts can be ordered at Quorning Boats at aftersales@dragonfly.dk

Common spare parts can be shipped within two weeks, whereas special parts and/or custom-made parts usually are served within 6-8 weeks.



Parts ordered at Quorning Boats Denmark, will be produced in originally designed materials. Should you choose to order from other suppliers, please check that the same kind of materials are used – especially on the waterstays and other rigging parts, where stronger Dyeform cables are needed.



SPECIFICATIONS DRAGONFLY 40 Touring  Ultimate C Ultimate C Performance
Length overall centre hull 12.40 m 12.40 m 12.40 m 12.40 m
Length waterline centre hull 11.50 m 11.50 m 11.50 m 11.50 m
Length folded   14.17 m  14.17 m 14.17 m 14.17 m
Beam sailing    8.40 m 8.40 m 8.40 m 8.40 m
Beam folded 4.00 m 4.00 m 4.00 m 4.00 m
Draft board up 0.70 m 0.70 m 0.70 m 0.70 m
Draft board down 2.20 m 2.20 m 2.20 m 2.20 m
Weight of standard dry boat ready to sail, excl. extra equipment 5,800 kg 5,800 kg 4,800 kg 4,800 kg
Max total weight, incl. crew 9,000 kg 9,000 kg 8,000 kg 8,000 kg
Max total weight, excl. crew 7,900 kg 7,900 kg 6,900 kg 6,900 kg
Engine, standard 40 Hp / 29,4 kW 40 Hp / 29,4 kW 40 Hp / 29,4 kW 40 Hp / 29,4 kW
Engine, optional 57 Hp / 41,9 kW 57 Hp / 41,9 kW 57 Hp / 41,9 kW 57 Hp / 41,9 kW
Water capacity 220 l 220 l 220 l 220 l
Diesel tank 150 l 150 l 150 l 150 l
Holding tank 75 l 75 l 75 l 75 l
Mast section, carbon 17.50 m 19.00 m 19.00 m 20.50 m
Mast height over water level excl. antennas 18.80 m 20.80 m 20.80 m 22.30 m
Mainsail  65 m² 75 m² 75 m² 83 m²
Selftacking jib 25 m² (27) m² (27) m² 0 m²
Furling genoa (33) m² 38 m² 38 m² 44 m²
Furling Code 0 65 m² 80 m² 80 m² 90 m²
Gennaker 110 m² 140 m² 140 m² 150 m²
Bowsprit fixed length 0.75 m 0.75 m 0.75 m 0.75 m
Max. No. of persons, CE-Category A 6 6 6 6
Max. No. of persons, CE-Category B 8 8 8 8
Unsinkable Yes Yes Yes Yes

Designed by Jens Quorning and Steen Olsen



Dragonfly 40C Performance
Dragonfly 40C sneak peek, part 3
Dragonfly 40C sneak peek, part 2
Dragonfly 40C sneak peek, part 1
Dragonfly 40C Presentation
Dragonfly 40 - Unfold your horizons
Dragonfly 40
Dragonfly 40 Test Sail with German Yacht Magazine
Dragonfly 40 Preview Test Sail
Dragonfly Maiden Voyage
Dragonfly 40 Introduction

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