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Elan fleet heads to Southampton International Boat Show

by Susannah Hart 13 Jul 2021 05:38 PDT 10-19 September 2021
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This September, a whole fleet of Elan yachts will be heading to the Southampton International Boat Show.

With a vessel from each of the Slovenian yacht manufacturer's three distinct lines, E, Impression and GT, on the water in the show's marina, there's never been a better opportunity to explore this exciting range of performance and cruising yachts.

Elan E4

First up is the 35ft Elan E4. Developed to satisfy diverse modes of sailing, from short-handed sailing to crewed racing or family cruising, the E4 has the twin rudders, a broad stern and chined hull which all work hand-in-hand to deliver sparkling performance, improved stability and excellent control.

Après sail, there is plenty of space below deck. The E4's wide beam offers a comfortable two-cabin layout. A bright, social saloon is complemented by the well-equipped L-shaped galley, with ample storage, and a spacious nav station on the starboard side.

The alternative three-cabin layout offers another aft cabin, accommodating two more crew, but without compromising on comfort.

Elan Impression 40.1

Next up, from the Impression line is the 40.1. Designed with cruising comfort in mind, the on-deck systems allow for easy sailing especially when short-handed, while the vertical transom affords more cockpit space, a modern look and the option of a large or small bathing platform.

Designed to be accommodating when moored but practical when sailing, the fold down cockpit table has integrated handrails and cup holders. The two aft storage boxes can be upgraded with a grill, a fridge, or a sink.

The Impression 40.1 deck saloon offers exceptional interior volume with a quality aesthetic, augmented by an abundance of natural light form the panoramic windows.

The spacious saloon's double sized table comes with the option of creating an additional berth, while the functional L-shaped galley features a 130lt front-opening fridge, making life easier when cruising.

Available in four different cabin layout configurations, the Impression 40.1 can be customised to suit an individual's tastes and needs.

Elan GT6

Last but not least is Elan's flagship, the elegant, yet fast cruising Elan GT6.

Designed by Humphreys Yacht Design, the high-performance hull and sail plan are optimised for short-handed, medium range cruising delivering the perfect balance of speed and power with good handling and precise control.

Unique styling by Studio F. A. Porsche gives the GT6 a strikingly elegant silhouette with sharp, distinctive lines. Below deck, the Italian designer has created a stylish but practical living space. The sleek panoramic deck saloon gives a wonderful 180 degrees view, and a cleverly inverted layout makes the best possible use of the spacious, broad-beamed hull.

The galley is forward, on top of the keel where the yacht's motion at sea is most comfortable with minimal heeling, pitching and rolling. This frees up space further aft for a huge full-beam saloon, while the owner's cabin in the forepeak, with big through-hull windows, accommodates a king-size island double bed.

A wide range of layout options and configurations are available, ensuring accommodation, systems and stowage can be tailored to an owner's requirements and sailing style.

Exciting News

In addition, to these three stunning yachts, Elan will be revealing some very exciting news about its new project at the show. Involving a collaboration between Elan, naval architect Rob Humphreys Design, designer Pininfarina and composite specialist Gurit, this unveiling is one not to be missed.

"We cannot reveal the name of the yacht yet," says Marko Škrbin, director of the Marine Division at Elan Yachts. "But we can say that it will be among the largest Elan yachts. It will focus on the performance side of our range, and it will challenge our capabilities and push the boundaries in terms of technology and design.

"However, in concept and spirit, this yacht will represent more of a return to our roots; it will be a yacht for true and demanding sailors that also provides comfortable living aboard."

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