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ELAN DNA
TECHNOLOGY
HISTORY
DESIGN

Elan

DNA

A new generation of yachts offering a perfect balance between performance, comfort, easy handling and safety without compromise.

TECHNOLOGY

Elan:creatednot produced

Elan embodies a true passion for sailing, technological innovations and distinctive design. Every yacht comming from Elan's 16.000 sq meter boatyard in Slovenia is the result of our 70-year long passion for innovation-oriented quality boatbuilding.

Certified by Germanischer Lloyd, our yachts are designed to withstand the toughest conditions, while bringing every owner pure sailing plesure and excitement. Elan is commited to a comprehensive environmetnal management system, minimizing our impact on nature, proven by the ISO 14001 standar for environmentally friendly production.

  • Twin rudder system

    Due to the wider and flatter hull design, twin rudders are more efficient than a single rudder, providing exceptional control and reducing the tendency to broach. The yacht does not stall easily, her pitching moment is reduced, and directional control is superb!

  • Retractable carbon-fibre bowsprit

    Retractable bowsprit for efficient asymmetric setting, bringing the center of effort of the rig forward and enhancing control at high speed.

  • Increased beam

    Provides greater internal volume and optimizes stability. A sophisticated hull shape (Humphreys Yacht Design) with more radius in the underwater hull sections aft is better balanced with fuller forward sections to increase beam without increasing drag.

  • VAIL - Vacuum assisted infusion lamination

    Elan’s hull construction technology ensures the required hull strength and stiffness, while using the least amount of material possible in order to save weight and make the yacht more responsive and enjoyable to sail. Furthermore, the 3D VAIL technology offers better carrying capacity with increased hull strength and reduces the risk of osmosis.

  • Chined hull

    The chined hull helps with the yacht’s tracking ability upwind and clean off the wake, giving the yacht improved high speed and control downwind. When heeled ideally, the yacht attains an optimum underwater hull shape with a small wetted surface for minimum drag. The chines also prevent broaching because they work as long skegs.

  • Integrated toerail

    Integrating the toerail makes it safer and easier to walk on when the boat is heeled. It also makes the boat cleaner and improves the design of the boat.

Elan's innovations andworld firsts

  • 1984

    Elan 31S: first boat feat: spoiler transom

  • 1998

    Elan 333: first in class feat: wheel instead of tiller

  • 2003

    first serial production in VAIL technology

  • 2004

    Deck Saloon: first in class

  • 2009

    E310: first in class feat. chines and double rudders

  • 2012

    i494: first boat under fifty feet with galley forward

  • 2013

    E320: first in class with double wheel

  • 2016

    GT5: first forty-foot boat with galley forward and 180° panoramic coachroof windows

  • 1984

    Elan 31S: first boat feat: spoiler transom

  • 1998

    Elan 333: first in class feat: wheel instead of tiller

  • 2003

    first serial production in VAIL technology

  • 2004

    Deck Saloon: first in class

  • 2009

    E310: first in class feat. chines and double rudders

  • 2012

    i494: first boat under fifty feet with galley forward

  • 2013

    E320: first in class with double wheel

  • 2016

    GT5: first forty-foot boat with galley forward and 180° panoramic coachroof windows

ELAN IMPRESSION 344

ELAN 340

ELAN 350

ELAN GT5

ELAN E4

Proud of ourhistory and innovations

  • 1945

    Elan is founded

  • 1949

    Boatbuilding starts with kayaks, canoes and small wooden boats

  • 1962

    Dawn of reinforced polyester and start in composite technology innovations in boating.
    First sailboats built by Elan, more than 10 000 units sold in the following decade.

  • 1980

    Significant shift towards larger performance cruising sailing yachts

  • 1995

    Cooperation with Rob Humphreys, resulting in many successful, award-winning projects.

  • 2007

    Elan 340 and Impression 344 won European Yacht of the Year

  • 2011

    Launch of VOR 70 inspired Elan 350.
    Won European Yacht of the Year.

  • 2014

    InnovativeElan E Line, S Line and GT Line launch

  • 2018

    Elan Yachts rebranding

  • 2019

    New, redesigned and refitted, Elan E Line

  • 1945

    Elan is founded

  • 1949

    Boatbuilding starts with kayaks, canoes and small wooden boats

  • 1962

    Dawn of reinforced polyester and start in composite technology innovations in boating.
    First sailboats built by Elan, more than 10 000 units sold in the following decade.

  • 1980

    Significant shift towards larger performance cruising sailing yachts

  • 1995

    Cooperation with Rob Humphreys, resulting in many successful, award-winning projects.

  • 2007

    Elan 340 and Impression 344 won European Yacht of the Year

  • 2011

    Launch of VOR 70 inspired Elan 350.
    Won European Yacht of the Year.

  • 2014

    InnovativeElan E Line, S Line and GT Line launch

  • 2018

    Elan Yachts rebranding

  • 2019

    New, redesigned and refitted, Elan E Line

World-class Design

Humphreys Yacht Design have been principal designers for Elan Marine since the mid 1990s, working with Elan’s own extensive in-house engineering team. From the first relationship, the Elan 295, Rob Humphreys has been an ever-strengthening presence, consistently helping direct the company’s vision, with a range of boats that offer excellent racer-cruiser balance. It’s what Humphreys has frequently referred to as the 60/60 range, where the racing eye will focus on the boats’ obvious race-winning potential and feel the designs are biased in his direction, while the cruising temperament will see his own particular interest as being the one that commands the 60%.

The Elan range is a series of resilient cruising and racing yachts that appeals to professional and amateur sailing crews as well as families who love to holiday on the water. It combines modern technology and expertise with a respect for tradition, elegance and stylish good looks. All the yachts in the series are designed for fast passage-making, regattas and other racing events, but at the same time they are styled with comfort and safety in mind so that sailing companions — whether experienced or novice — can enjoy both the ride and the destination. For some owners, an Elan is a first yacht or a stepping stone, while for others it is all they ever wished for. Elan also offer the Impression range, a more dedicated cruising line also designed by the Humphreys team. Despite a very impressive turn of speed these boats are designed essentially for comfort and a cruising feel-good factor, and the range has been a huge success for the company.

The Elan/Humphreys team consistently strives to explore new developments and respond to feedback from owners, so that if an owner wants to race he can win, and if he wants to cruise then he will be able to do so in a reassuring fashion, content in the knowledge that he can reel away the miles in comfort. This approach has the won the brand a high level of customer loyalty which in turn translates into a motivated and passionate design team.

DESIGN