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.
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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.
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Elan Impression 50 Sailboat
Relax, unwind and revel at the great outdoors aboard this luxury cruising yacht. Discover an unprecedented level of comfort and enjoyment in the sun in the largest cockpit in its class, with U-shaped cockpit seating and the sundeck forward. Find a secluded bay and take a relaxing swim easily from the large swim platform operated by the touch of a button. While in the cockpit serve yourself a cold drink from the cockpit fridge and outside bar area and enjoy life.
The Impression 50 offers an unprecedented interior space with abundant natural light from the hull and deck windows. Unique to the Impression 50 the innovative inverted Deck Saloon ensures the optimal use of the maximum width of the yacht without compromising the cabin and galley areas. Choose from the various layout options giving the opportunity to have a luxury 2-cabin blue water cruiser to a 6 cabin skippered charter yacht. The spacious U-shaped galley can offer all the comforts from home to include the cooker extractor hood, wine chiller, coffee maker and microwave. Or contact our design team to customize your yacht.
The Impression 50 delivers a consistently pleasurable sailing experience, which means fast cruising and easy handling even when “short-handed”. Impression Yachts combine hull design with optimal rig and sail area to ensure a safe and stable yacht in every sea condition. The twin wheel/twin rudder system ensures better control and handling even in the most extreme conditions. Options of a self-tacking jib system can make the Impression 50 a truly “short-handed” blue water cruising yacht.
Elan Impression 45.1 Sailboat
The Elan I45.1 is the latest model from the performance cruising sailboat builder and is the predecessor for the Elan Impression 45. She features a longer and wider cockpit defined by twin steering wheels and a functional deck. There is a split cockpit table as well as a foldable sunbed perfect for private ownership or charter applications. The vertical transom features two cockpit storage boxes which can also be outfitted with a grill, sink, or fridge to enhance your livability on board.
The theme of the Elan Impression 45.1 is that of space, light, and air. The windows throughout the salon are large for its class and the ventilation is excellent.. There is a perfectly sized dining settee that fits around the table and does not impede moving around the boat. The galley has been placed forward that results in more living space. The iroko veneer framed with solid iroko wood was chosen as the main interior furniture material, because it was determined to have the best endurance capabilities, a beautiful classic look, and an attractive price point. Owners have a choice of either a two-cabin layout for private ownership or a layout more demanding of the charter market.
Elan Yachts GT5 Sailboat
The premier of the new Elan Yachts GT5 is based on the award winning Elan E5, which has proven to be one of the most popular models released by the Elan factory. The GT5 is bringing the true meaning of Gran Turismo to the yachting world, a Performance Grand Touring Yacht. All the control lines are led aft for the helmsmen to handle without even moving forward, leaving a clear and uncluttered companion way, ensuring easy handling for shorthanded sailing. The cockpit has enormous space for entertaining and relaxing with its dual table system, option of convertible sun bed, and ample storage. The deck is clear and easy to move around, continuing the commitment to a safe and easy to handle cruising yacht. The sleek lines that you have come to expect from Elan, give this yacht the an overall appearance that will “turn heads” in every port you visit.
The new GT5 is available in two or three cabin layouts with the revolutionary inverted saloon setup, featuring the galley forward and salon midship, ensuring maximum utilization of the yacht’s full beam. Both versions are available with one or two head compartments. Separate shower is standard in the two-cabin and optional on the three-cabin layout. Second heads compartment option forward is available with both two-and three-cabin versions making the forward owner cabin en-suite.
Elan Yachts E5 Sailboat
The new Elan Yachts E5 represents a new direction for Elan Yachts featuring the breath taking design and exciting features such as hard chines, twin rudders and twin wheels with Jeffa steering, state of the art deck equipment positioned for easy short-handed sailing, integrated toerail, flush deck hatches and an optional swim platform just above the waterline, lifting cockpit table and gangway. As some of the most competitive sailing yachts available for the recreational market today, the Elan E5 benefits from the "Humphreys Yacht Design" which was used in the Volvo Ocean Race 70 designs. The E5 is a perfect blend of serious, regatta-winning performance with a comfortable, elegant interior layout and execution that any private owner will enjoy. Because the Elan factory included a multitude of performance-enhancing options on the E5, it is capable of being sailed when shorthanded.
Below deck the new Elan E5 offers a three-cabin layout with the option of having one or two heads. The salon features a spacious and modern design with an innovative flip-up navigation table transforming into a settee or a berth. Cabins are light and airy with three portlights in stern cabins. Elan E5 offers a carefully designed interior with plenty of natural light as well as optional ambient LED strips. There are several different options of furniture wood including the new Walnut.
On deck of the Elan E5, it is noticeable how Elanthe factory preserved some of its performance genes from racing, as evidenced by the fixed bowsprit, which not only makes a good attachment spot for a gennaker but also doubles as an anchor holder. Halyards and control lines are properly organized and led aft in tunnels, which further adds to the clean look of the boat. Lines run all the way aft to both steering stations in the cockpit that was designed to keep the work area aft separated from the lounge area forward. In the lounge, there are two cockpit tables, with outer table halves that fold or slide down, extending the seats to comfortable sun pads. Of course, there is also a fold-down platform at the stern, which is offered in two sizes. But both form a sort of swim dock as they can be lowered to sit right on the water’s surface, which is great for swimming and entertaining children. Behind the two steering stations there are two cockpit boxes that serve as seats and storage space, but as an option, can be equipped with a barbecue and a sink.
Elan Impression 40 Sailboat
The Impression 40 by Elan Yachts is an impressive sailing yacht, designed to satisfy even the most demanding of cruising aficionados who really appreciate her distinctive design, style and comfort. The salon on deck is welcoming and provides abundant natural light through the panoramic windows. The Elan Impression 40 offers exceptional interior volume and quality fit and finish combined with safe and easy handling while under sail for an unforgettable sailing experience.
Everything aboard the Elan I40 is well-thought out, whether under sail cruising or when reveling in picturesque secluded bays at anchor. The cockpit is spacious with large, protected sitting areas and a cockpit table that provides superior comfort for crew and visitors. There is a large sunbathing deck placed forward that anyone looking to relax in the sun will thoroughly enjoy. The twin steering wheel arrangement offers an ideal position for the captain, while the wide transom and bathing platform ensure easy access into the water.
The interior is open and light with due to the hull windows in the salon which also provide excellent views when underway. With her contemporary design the interior offers quality and comfort superior to her class. The salon features a large settee to starboard and another on the port side, with a generous L-shaped galley to satisfy even the most demanding chefs. The Elan Impression 40 benefits from the unique flip-up chart table thus allowing full access to the settee berth when not in use. Accommodation onboard the Impression 40 is exceptionally comfortable with spacious cabins fore and aft, with four interior layout options to choose from.
Elan E4 Sailboat
As winner of the SAIL Magazine's Best Boat Award, the Elan Yachts E4 had to undergo a series of rigorous sea trials by the publication's judges. The E4 was described as "the perfect blend of fast sailing abilities and comfort below deck as well as with some of her innovative solutions such as the retractable cockpit table and the removable transom beam that converts into a passarella." Having once again consolidated Elan’s reputation as a builder of exciting performance-cruising sailing yachts, where neither performance, nor the cruising capabilities were left to compromise.
In addition to her elegant and sporty design, the Elan E4 features integrated toerails and flush hatches on the coachroof as well as new rotating plotter pods on the steering consoles, for complete control over the elements. She has a wide transom, twin rudder arrangement and chined hull deliver excellent control even at high heel angles. Her T-shaped keel ensures a lower center of gravity and improved righting moment, which in turn allows for a lighter displacement than would otherwise be possible. The end result provides an exhilarating sailing performance, which one would usually expect only to find on much bigger boats. Maybe the best feature yet is how effortless she is to sail, even in challenging conditions.
Below deck, the Elan E4 features a two-stateroom layout that has a V-berth placed forward and a a spacious double cabin that is located aft portside. This design opens up space for a very large cockpit locker, but at owner's request this can become an optional third stateroom. The main cabin features a U-shaped lounge opposite of a couch with a folding dining table and an L-shaped galley is placed portside. Overall, this is plenty of space both above and below deck for your fellow sailors to rejuvenate after a long day on the water.
Elan E3 Sailboat
Even though the Elan Yachts E3 is only 30-feet, she feels and performs like a much larger vessel. The E3 has an interesting combination of a T-bulb keel, twin rudder steering and twin wheels, which are all pretty unique characteristics for a boat of this size. Designed by the same team that constructs high-forming racing yachts, the E3 may be positioned in the market as a starter boat, but even the experienced sailor will be impressed with the capabilities, options, and space on board. With the combination of the Volvo Offshore Race 70 design, the large cockpit, and the nice interior, the Elan E3 is a very exciting boat to sail.
The Elan E3 offers an unprecedented level of comfort, ensuring a smooth crossover from racing to cruising with friends or family. Her bright and airy interior does not compromise when it comes to cruising leisure and creates the feel of a much larger boat. A big, social salon area with natural oak veneer furniture and standing headroom, comfortable cabins and a fully-equipped galley and head makes every minute on this yacht pleasurable, especially as it will probably be among the first back at the mooring.
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