Innovations in boatbuilding since 1949.
Elan's boatbuilding tradition began in 1949 with kayaks, canoes, and small boat production made of waterproof wood.
Early commercial success came in the 1950s when a large number of small crafts were exported to the United States. The Sixties heralded the dawn of reinforced polyester, a revolutionary material that Elan used for racing kayaks and boats. The following decade the yard launched the first sailboats and the most successful small vessel, selling 10,000 units in the following years.
ABOUT ELAN YACHTS
Elan has over many years defined the true meaning of the Performance Cruiser.
The Elan Team takes the latest in design and technology to produce a performance yacht built to exacting standards while still maintaining a cruising capability with a comfortable interior. The Elan range offers a fully dual purpose yacht without compromise.
Elan has enhanced their yachts for greater performance. The hulls and decks are infused with a high quality Vinylester resin using Vacuum assisted infusion lamination technology and multidirectional Fiberglass to considerably improve the strength, and reduce weight. With weight reduction in mind the Elan Team developed a light weight interior consisting of Oak veneered Fineline plywood with a foam core. These items contribute to a lighter, faster sailing yacht whilst being true to the Elan philosophy of a yacht that fits both performance and cruising purposes.
Following the new Elan design the new E3 was developed with both racing performance and cruising comfort in mind. The unique combination of T-bulb keel, twin-rudder steering and twin wheels, all rare features on a design of this size, really put her in the spotlight in her class. This is truly a multi-dimensional sailing boat. Researched and developed for the most demanding needs, it is designed to be sufficiently easy to sail to carry the badge of a starter boat, yet it is sophisticated enough in its sailing qualities to convince passionate sailors, delivering them the performance and general scope they might expect to find in a much bigger and more expensive boat. A unique combination of VOR70 inspired design and performance, combined with a generous cockpit and comfortable interior, the Elan E3 is definitely an exciting boat to sail.
The Impression 40, a most impressive sailing yacht is designed to satisfy even the most demanding cruising families, friends and couples who really appreciate the distinctive design, style and comfort. Her welcoming Deck Saloon provides abundant natural light through the panoramic windows. The Impression 40 offers exceptional interior volume and quality finish combined with safe and easy handling whilst under sail.
The Launch of the NEW GT5 is based on the award winning Elan E5. This yacht 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 ﬁnal 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 and saloon midship, ensuring maximum utilisation 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.