Dragonfly Swing Wing Explained


Dragonfly trimarans are instantly recognisable at land and at sea, characterized by a folding technology called the “Swing Wing”.

This allows them to use marina berths intended for monohulls and to be trailerable.

… saving space when accommodated in a harbour, marina or on land greatly reduces your storage costs!

The award-winning Dragonfly Swing Wing system was designed by Borge and Jens Quorning in 1989. Using this revolutionary system, the trimaran can be folded to reduce the beam by more than 50%, using no tools and operating only from the cockpit.
TMG team member Joe pulled in both wings at once in less than 30 seconds to prove how quick you can do it.
Floats are designed to go down, lifting the centre hull between 7-9 cm, when folding in.
When folded the Dragonfly Trimarans is still stable enough to be berthed in a marina, which was crucial to the future of Dragonfly Trimarans …

Lightweight, practical and extraordinary are the words used by many to describe this innovative system.

This unique folding system has been standard on all Dragonflies since the introduction of the Quorning Swing Wing system.

This system is the absolute fastest and easiest folding system on the market today.


Dragonfly founder Jens Quorning teamed up with Danish naval designers Olsen Design in 2005, and their innovative collaboration was the start of a successful new era for Dragonfly Trimarans, with the introduction of 3D design.

Steen Olsen is the sole owner of Olsen Design and has played an integral role in the design and calculations of the last four Dragonfly models. Steen has more than 20 years of experience in naval design and has designed folding propellers, hatches and optimised rig details for America’s Cup sailboats. Steen has a passion for sailing and has won several racing awards internationally.


The Dragonfly reputation starts with what sets them apart … top of the line, fast, lightweight trimarans.

Dragonfly's construction has consistent quality, a great team and customisation. Dragonfly Trimarans have been made in the same boatyard for 50 years, working towards widespread acceptance. The production facility has dedicated and highly skilled staff setting impossibly high standards for modern boatbuilding today. Working closely with some of the most qualified and experienced suppliers and subcontractors in the world, resulting in boats of impeccable, flawless quality.