Elan DNA: A new generation of yachts offering a perfect balance between performance, comfort, easy handling and safety without compromise. “By constantly challenging accepted standards, we enhance time on the water, thereby enabling a more enriching experience”. 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.
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ELAN IMPRESSION 45.1
Uncompromising in every sense since 1949
A new generation of yachts offering a perfect balance between performance, comfort, easy handling and safety without compromise.
“By constantly challenging accepted standards, we enhance time on the water, thereby enabling a more enriching experience”.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.