Elan Yachts are respected as one of the most competitive sailing yachts available for private ownership today as they benefit from the Humphrey’s Yacht Design naval architecture that developed the Volvo Ocean race 70 yacht designs. Every Elan strives to create a perfect balance in each model that offers elite performance, handling, and safety. The Elan story began back in 1949 when a small boat builder began using waterproof wood to construct canoes, kayaks, and small boats. As the industry changed and more advanced materials became available, Elan moved into using reinforced polyester for racing kayaks and boats which then led to the first sailboat. One of Elan’s first sailboat models went on to sell over 10,000 units worldwide in the coming years which gave the factory the means to begin designing much larger cruiser-racer sailing yachts, designed by the legendary J&J Design Studio.
All of Elan’s current models share many of the same characteristics of the Volvo Ocean racing yachts including the twin rudders, T-shaped performance keel, chined hull for minimum drag and the latest 3D VAIL infusion technology. The advanced hull construction technology Elan employs ensures that every hull is strong with the right amount of stiffness while also using the least amount of material possible to keep the weight down and the performance on par with expectations. Elan’s short-handed sailing system also allows the yacht to be operated by a limited crew which improves comfort for private owners and efficiency. The twin wheel-twin rudder system ensures even better control and handling, particularly if conditions become unfavorable. In the event of an emergency, the rudders work as an independent tiller which allows you to operate the vessel safely.
Elan Yachts E-Series
The E-Series sailboat from Elan Yachts offers more than just comfort, although it does that very well. Sailing enthusiasts who admire sleek lines, unmatched performance, and the attention to detail that a yacht of this caliber deserves will be enamored with the Elan E-Series. There are currently three models in the E-series including the E3, E4, and E5. The Elan E-5 has a carefully planned interior layout that offers both a 2-cabin or 3-cabin design with also giving the owner the option of having one or two heads aboard. With the twin rudder system, hard chines, and the vacuum assisted infusion lamination process, every Elan E-Series yacht has a perfect balance of performance, speed, and comfort for extended trips.
Elan Impression Series
The Impression model range from Elan Yachts is well-known as a thoroughbred cruising sailboat with features like fold-down swim platforms at the transom, lounging cushions in front of the mast, a deck salon-style cabin top, and even an anchor roller and windlass. It’s the small details that make the Impression series stand out as a bit different from Elan’s other model lines. Things like teak cup holders included in convenient locations or stainless steel handrails that double as fiddles around the teak cockpit table. Don’t let the cruising amenities fool you, the Elan Impression was still constructed with Elan’s philosophy of safety and performance first, as noted with the vinylester resin infusion with balsa core to form a very sound hull. Elan has four Impression models in its series including the Impression 40, Impression 45, and Impression 50. Contact your Seattle Yacht Sales Professional today to begin your journey to own an Elan Yacht.
Elan Yachts Gran Turismo
Based on the award-winning Elan E5, the designers at Elan Yachts wanted to produce a Performance Grad Touring Yacht that would exceed all expectations with performance, handling, and comfort. The sleek lines of the Elan GT5 stay true to the Elan design, but the overall finish of the yacht will catch everyone’s attention when coming into the marina. There are many amenities aboard the Elan Yachts GT5 more often seen on much larger yachts such as a cockpit galley with its own fridge and grill as well as ample seating with an optional cockpit table that converts to a sunpad. Even shorthanded sailing is no issue with all of the control lines left aft for the helmsman to handle and an unobstructed companion way for moving forward on the boat.