Please select your home edition
Edition
Hyde Sails 2022 One Design SALE LEADERBOARD

Elan Impression 43: New Family Cruiser From Elan Yachts

by Elan Yachts 4 Jul 09:00 PDT

For more than 18 years since the launch of the first Elan Impression, the Impression line was one of the key global players in the family cruising segment. These "modern classics" have won multiple awards, and are universally known as reliable, easy to maintain and sail, safe, stiff, and exceptionally durable.

They are synonymous with having a great, worry-free relaxing time on the water, while one explores the world's seas and oceans with family and friends. Several have circumnavigated the globe with minimal crew.

They are also a top-of-mind choice for many investors as they are a safe investment choice in the world's largest charter markets due to their exceptional value retention.

All of the Elan Impression models went through many successful iterations, redesigns and modernizations, but it's been quite some time since a completely new Elan Impression model saw the light of day. Now is such a time.

After Elan successfully launched the unique grand tourer, the Elan GT6, and sporty Elan E6, the company decided to introduce a completely new yacht to carry the torch for the Impression Line. Thus, the Elan Impression 43 was born.

Boasting a modern wide-beam hull, the yacht offers much more space than previous models. Due to the continuing tradition of a raised coach roof, what Elan calls a "semi-deck-saloon", it holds its own against most competitors as well.

It will surprise no one that the hull and sail plan was designed by the naval architecture studio Humphreys Yacht Design. Be rest assured that the yacht will therefore have great sailing characteristics even at fully-loaded larger displacement yachts.

The yachts aesthetics were styled in cooperation with the design studio Pininfarina, a relationship that birthed the multiple design award-winning Elan E6 and is now continuing with the Elan Impression 43.

The hull and sail plan are optimized for easy short-handed sailing. Elan's recognizable 3D VAIL composite technology creates a light, stiff and incredibly safe construction style. VAIL, or vacuum-assisted infusion lamination process creates a solid hull without imperfections or air bubbles, which, in combination with the vinyl ester outer layer makes the yacht osmosis-proof. The "3D" part of vacuum-assisted infusion lamination is applied to the vertical and lateral stringers, which ensures the best mechanical properties of the hull and rigging and is the secret behind Elan's famed hull stiffness.

The deck is also constructed in VAIL technology, which adds to lightness and durability to the yacht as well as improves the mechanical properties of the composite. Moreover, the construction technology process is safer for the workers and the environment, as it protects the workers from chemical exposure and reduces waste.

The yacht has twin rudders, designed by Humphreys Yacht Design, in-house epoxy-constructed rudders optimized for rigidity, endurance, and control. The twin rudder design provides finger-tip steering and reduces the tendency to broach.

The cockpit is built for enjoyment at anchor as well as sailing pleasure. Ample seating for up to 10 people will make sure everyone has comfort on board. Optional modular cockpit table converts into two sunbeds and enables lounging and sunbathing in the cockpit as well.

Beautifully designed steering pedestals, where the Pininfarina touch is clearly seen, can support 9-inch electronics and a myriad of other instrument displays and controls. The twin helm with composite steering wheels offers freedom of movement aboard.

There are plenty of cockpit lockers as well, offering enough space for a life-raft, and any other equipment that needs to be on hand.

Integrated into the deck are two transom boxes, which offer an extended seating area for the skipper and guests and can hold both a grill and a refrigerator.

The yacht comes with a small bathing platform in standard specification, and that can be upgraded to a large platform for more space, safety, and a closed transom feel.

No Impression yacht would be complete without the now-iconic transom seats, which are sure to be the first taken as the yacht sets sail.

The deck can be enhanced with both synthetic and real teak, depending on the wishes of the owner. Large, flush hatches and portlights are built in the coach roof in many places, letting both light, and that soothing breeze in the interior.

The yacht has a self-tacking jib is standard, but can also be upgraded to a genoa among other options.

The interior is built with "rustic" oak veneer and marine-grade plywood, contrasted with modern gray-coloured storage cupboards. A solid oak wood finish is applied wherever the furniture is expected to go through most use, to increase its durability.

The saloon can comfortably seat the crew around a centre table, flanked by two solid wood chairs that fold in a pre-determined space when sailing. IT can also be easily converted into a double berth.

The long side-galley features a three-ring stove with an oven and a front-opening refrigerator on the convenient L-shaped cabinet. The long layout offers plenty of surface space and cupboards for storage. The stove area is protected by easy-to-clean panels and is ventilated by a hatch above.

Owners can choose between three or four-cabin versions. The three-cabin version includes an ensuite with an island bed and a spacious head with a separate shower, and the four-cabin version adds a cabin with bunk beds, perfect for families or groups of friends.

Visit the Elan Impression 43 product website here.

The new Impression 43 will be officially launched at Biograd Boat Show in Croatia on the 25th of October, while the pre-orders are possible from the 4th of July.

Related Articles

Elan E6 nominated for European Yacht of the Year
The yacht will compete in the Performance Cruiser category Elan Yacht's sporty new performance cruiser the Elan E6 is now officially nominated for the European Yacht of the Year Award (EYOTY). The E6 is the flagship of Elan's performance-orientated E-Line and was designed by a "dream team" of specialists. Posted on 1 Sep
Elan E6 Wins Red Dot Design Award 2022
Bringing home another one of the most sought after Design Awards in the World The new E6 wins Red Dot: Product Design 2022 award in addition to the International Yacht and Aviation Award 2022. Red Dot is the biggest design competition in the world and is considered one of the most sought-after badges of quality for good design. Posted on 22 Jun
Elan E6 wins IYA design award 2022
Beating maxi and superyachts alike Elan shipyard's new yacht, co-designed by the legendary studio Pininfarina, was named the best-designed sailing yacht of 2022 by the industrial design community. Posted on 12 Jun
Elan Yacht's new Highly Anticipated Yacht
Revealed to be a 47 ft Elan E6 Recently, Elan Yachts started teasing the world of sailing with a new project. Posted on 1 Dec 2021
Elan Yachts return to their roots
We speak to Marko Škrbin, Director of the Marine Division At TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show we spoke to Marko Škrbin, Director of the Marine Division at Elan Yachts. Their E3, E4 and E5 yachts take Elan back to their roots, where they had a strong reputation in the performance cruiser racer market. Posted on 27 Sep 2018
Elan Yachts redefined performance cruiser category
Pioneering crossover sailing with performance and comfort For experienced sailors, there never seems to be a boat that's perfect for every kind of adventure. Yes, cruising comfort with your friends and family is very important, but you don't want to compromise on that true sailing experience. Posted on 21 Aug 2018
Zhik 2022 Choice of Champions FOOTERArmstrong-A-Wing-728x90 gif BOTTOMJ Composites 2022 - J99 FOOTER