As the only sure way to prevent osmosis, and to ensure uniform stiffness, lightness and safety, Elan was one of the first serial yacht manufacturers to adopt the Vacuum-Assisted Infusion Lamination back in 2003. VAIL enables the complete saturation of resin and removes human error from the process.
Elan yachts were among the first production yachts to incorporate a twin-helm system, borrowing the concept from the offshore racing world. Now a staple in yacht design, the Jefa twin-wheel steering enables easy manoeuvring from both sides of the yacht while not impeding movement in the cockpit. Twin helms also introduce a new level of redundancy on your bluewater cruises, especially when paired with twin rudders.
Twin rudders provide exceptional control and reduce the tendency to broach. The yacht does not stall easily, as her pitching moment is reduced. The twin rudder system provides finger-tip directional control, especially when heeled.
The composite version ensures an unbroken surface along the bulkhead and an equal distribution of mechanical loads through the cross-section. The vacuum-cured resin-impregnated biaxial fabric takes the stiffness and durability to the next level and ensures the most compact structure.
With lightness, sports equipment and a myriad of trimming options, these yachts are designed not only to be enjoyed by a cruising family but also to be sailed fast by an ambitious crew. Join a regatta or two and be among the first around the buoy.
Created by a team of world-class GRP technicians, craftsmen and engineers, Elan Yachts are a level above the quality of other production yachts. Hop aboard and see the difference – unparalleled design, a solid wood finish, and attention to detail in every aspect. Durable and reliable – the true benefits of a more than 70-year-old tradition in yacht-making.
BLUE WATER CRUISING
Be one of many people to travel long distances on an Elan yacht. Cross oceans, or even circum-navigate the globe; forget about the everyday issues of the mundane life and set sail on your biggest adventure ever. Reliability, ease of sail, stiffness of the hull, comfort and capacity for a myriad of blue water equipment (like a water-maker and a generator) enable the yacht to became your perfect blue water cruiser.
EASY TO SAIL
This yacht is easily handled by a shorthanded or even single-handed crew, due to the winch placement and furling sails. Paired with a more conservative sail plan, this ensures an easily managed rig.
This Elan yacht has been designed with every comfort in mind. Leisure when cruising is guaranteed. Relaxation and enjoyment are a priority – everything from the large volume, sunbathing areas in the cockpit, an outdoor grill and fridge, to microwave and coffee machine options.
The raised coachroof forms a deck-saloon yacht which offers a far brighter and more spacious interior than an ordinary yacht, thus creating a true home away from home while on board.
A conservative sail plan and a hull shape that does not punish casual sailors in extreme weather. A low centre of gravity and great stability due to CFD modelling by Humphreys Yacht Design. Option of a closed and covered cockpit that protects the crew from the elements. An easy and convenient emergency ladder trigger mechanism. A stiff hull that saves lives.
Launched in 2017 to critical acclaim, the Elan GT5 was a ground-breaking concept in the world of sailing. Conceived as a grand tourer, a term borrowed from the automotive industry, the yacht exists on the crossover point between a luxury cruising yacht and a performance cruiser.
The GT5 has a performance hull, twin rudders and a hard active chine – all features designed by Humphreys Yacht Design and intended to increase the yacht’s performance and control. In combination with a semi-deck-saloon for increased interior volume, a handcrafted luxury interior and a myriad of luxurious equipment options, this is the quintessential luxury performance cruiser in the 40- to 45-foot range.
With the bathing platform and the options of a cockpit galley featuring a fridge, grill and other amenities common on much larger yachts, the GT5 cockpit is designed for enjoying time with family and friends, offering ample seating area and various innovative cockpit table options converting the seating into a sunbathing lounge.
A clean deck design ensures fast and safe passage forward and enables plenty of space for sunbathing with dedicated cushions on the foredeck.
The space below deck is unique in her class. The Elan Design Team has implemented an inverted saloon layout featuring the galley forward, ensuring the optimal utilisation of the yacht’s volume for the most comfortable and innovative saloon in her size range. The galley forward layout offers ample storage space with a customisable corner to be equipped individually for each owner. The 180-degree panoramic skylight with the window-in-window feature, two hatches and one large central hatch allows the saloon to be ventilated at all times. The new GT5 is also the only yacht of this size to offer a separate shower compartment with a 3-cabin, 2-head interior layout.
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|13.20 m | 43’4’’
|12.41 m | 40’9’’
|Length at waterline
|11.58 m | 38’0’’
|3.91 m | 12’10’’
|2.25 m | 7’4’’
2.45 m | 8’0’’
2.45 m | 8’0’’(composit)
1.95 m | 6’5’’ (composit)
|8.970 kg | 19.775 lbs
|2.655 kg | 5.855 lbs
|Water capacity (standard)
|220 liters | 58 US gal
|Water capacity (option)
|490 liters | 129 US gal
|146 liters | 39 US gal
33.1 kW / 45 mhp
41.9 kW / 57 mhp
|Engine Oceanvolt (electric option)
15 kW Oceanvolt electric
10 kW twin Oceanvolt electric
|18.39 m | 60’4’’
|46.2 m² | 497.2 ft²
|32.7 m² | 352 ft²
|130 m² | 1400 ft²
|15.25 m | 50’0’’
|4.275 m | 14’0’’
|14.85 m | 48’9’’
|5.3 m | 17’5’’
|Exterior and Interior Design
|Elan Yachts Team
|Humphreys Yacht Design