Best Boats 2016: Dragonfly 25

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Dragonfly 25

The newest and smallest member of this range of well-crafted folding trimarans from Denmark’s Quorning Boats impressed our judges with both its design and its build quality. With its standard rotating aluminum mast and carefully configured amas with enlarged asymmetric hull forms and modern wave-piercing bows, the diminutive Dragonfly 25 delivers stellar performance (which can get positively eye-popping if you opt for the “sport” version with its much taller carbon-fiber mast) and a very workable interior that provides more comfort than you’d expect in a tri this size.To maximize the amount of interior space, Quorning has offset the centerboard slightly and crafted special furniture modules that can be quickly removed for racing. A cockpit tent can also be pitched to effectively double the available sheltered living space, and the versatile saloon table can be quickly set up out in the cockpit.

To expand your cruising grounds, the boat is easily trailered, and an optional pivoting trailer even allows you to launch and retrieve the craft without wetting your wheels. (The rigging process can be accomplished singlehanded; an experienced couple can pull it off in about 30 minutes.) If you want to explore even farther afield—say on the other side of the world—the boat and trailer both fit together in a standard shipping container. Combine this with Quorning’s well-proven SwingWing folding amas system, and you have a truly versatile pocket cruiser that is also a blast to sail.



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