Dragonfly 920

This nimble cruiser-racer boasts carbon spars, a fully-battened mainsail

with a fat, rounded roach and a tall, skinny genoa. The 920 is a tri that will

truly expand your cruising range: with speeds of 12 to 20 knots under sail,

the central English Channel becomes just five hours wide. The downside of

this blistering speed is a rather lively motion and a fair amount of spray flying

aft from the bow and lee float. She has a proven record of offshore passage-

making and can creep up shallow creeks with her centreboard hauled up. In

tight spaces, with the floats folded in, she manoeuvres surprisingly well for an

outboard-powered yacht, in part because the engine is linked to the rudder.

Accommodation is modest – some would say cramped – compared to

a 30ft cruising monohull, but she is no stripped-out racer. She lacks full

standing headroom down below and the centreboard casing intrudes into

the narrow main cabin, but there are comfortable bunks for four crew,

a separate heads compartment, seating for six around a permanently

mounted table, a galley with pressurised water and two-burner cooker,

and a fair amount of stowage.

 


LOA 9.2m (30ft 2in)

LWL 8.75m (28ft 8in)

Beam (max) 6.75m (22ft

2in) Beam (folded) 3.1m

(10ft 2in) Draught 1.6m

(5ft 3in) plate down,

0.45m (1ft 6in) plate up

Displacement
1,800kg

(3,960lb) Class association

www.dragonfly-trimarans.org YM test report

February 2001