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Dragonfly 1200 Ocean Cruiser

Designed by:
Jens Quorning, BÝrge Quorning
Quorning Boats ApS
Dragonfly 1200

Introduced in 2000, the Dragonfly 1200 meets a growing market interest in larger cruising trimarans, a demand that is particularly fuelled by boat owners of conventionally-sized trailer-sailer trimarans that wish to upgrade to a similar boat with more cruising amenities. When built, the DF 1200 was the biggest ever production folding trimaran. With a similar system used on their smaller models, but specially developed at Quorning for the 39 footer, the floats can be power-winched alongside the main hull to facilitate handling and berthing in marinas. The 28ft 3in (8.6 m) beam, which provides huge stability at light displacement for high performance sailing, is reduced by half to conventional monohull proportions for mooring.

The DF 1200 is a blue water cruiser with outstanding ease of handling and excellent performance. She readily tacks through 76 degrees (38 degrees off true wind), is set up for single-handing and is capable of reaching at speeds above 20 kts.

As with all Dragonfly models the cabin design receives wide acclaim for design excellence and quality of build. Teak joinery gives the cabin a warm and refined feeling. The ingenious design and meticulous execution in providing accommodation amenities is oustanding, and puts the Dragonfly 1200 in a luxury class.

Dragonfly 1200 won the 'Boat of the Year 2001' award from Cruising World magazine for the best cruising multihull.

Multihull type:

Hull and decks: fibreglass with foam core - hand laid up
Materials: biaxial fibreglass; DCPD polyester resin; Divinicell PVC foam core

Sails and rigging:
  • Fractional rig
  • Carbon, rotating mast
  • Fully battened main
  • Mainsail roller boom furling
  • Roller furling genoa
  • Spinnaker (symmetric or asymmetric 1400 sq ft (130 sq m)
  • Optional bowsprit
Sails and rigging images:
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Deck layout and gear:
  • Electric winches and windlass
  • Floats power winched in from cockpit for docking
  • Wheel steering
  • Windshield
  • All sail-handling controls lead to cockpit
  • Teak seats and trimming in cockpit
  • Cabin hatch converts to a cockpit table
  • Bathing platform
Deck layout images:
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Keels, boards and rudders:
Kick-up rudder and centreboard

Furniture in laminated teak with solid teak trim
Aft Cabin: two singe berths - converts to large double; two solutions for head and washing facilities
Main cabin: standing headroom; galley; navigation station; refrigerator box; large folding table with settee seating for 8 - converts to double bed
Head: shower and heads compartment
Forward cabin: large double bed

Accommodation images:
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LOA (length overall):
11.96 m (39 ft 3 in)
LWL (length at waterline):
11.2 m (36 ft 9 in)
8.6 m (28 ft 3 in)
Draft minimum:
0.75 m (2 ft 6 in)
Draft maximum (e.g. boards down):
2 m (6 ft 7 in)
Windward sail area:
94.0 m² (1012 ft²)
Mainsail area:
59.0 m² (635 ft²)
Jib or Solent area:
35.0 m² (377 ft²)
Mast height above deck:
17.2 m (56 ft 5 in)
Mast height above water:
18.9 m (62 ft)
Daggerboard / centreboard:
Displacement, lightship (empty):
5000 kg (4.92 tons)
Displacement, maximum:
6500 kg (6.4 tons)
Number of berths:
Cabin headroom:
1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Inboard engines:
Typical total engine HP:
Fuel type:
Fuel capacity:
165 lt (44 US gallons)
Water capacity:
180 lt (48 US gallons)
First introduced:
In production:
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Degree of customisation:
Partly customisable
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