Elan has taken the popular E range and enhanced these yachts for greater performance achieved by weight reduction in the hull and deck construction and lighter weight interior which results in an enhanced performance sailing yacht whilst being true to the Elan philosophy of a yacht that fits both performance and cruising purposes.
The hull is laminated with the latest VAIL (Vacuum assisted infusion lamination) technology in full vinylester including the skin coat to considerably improve strength, mechanical and chemical properties of the hull. Using the SVG gelcoat the Elan Team achieved an optimum chemical resistance against osmosis. The hull is built in sandwich construction using multi-directional Fibreglass, structural closed cell foam core and single skin on loaded areas. The powerful inner structure distributes all loads from the keel and rig effectively with a minimum flexing of the hull. The deck is also built in full vinylester, laminated with VAIL (Vacuum assisted infusion lamination) technology and sandwich construction using closed cell foam core to assure thermal and sound isolation.
Lightweight interior furniture is built with a combination of Light Oak Fineline veneered plywood with a form core and Occume lighter wight plywood used in low wear areas. To ensure the optimum stiffness of the hull the main bulkhead is built in sandwich using composite materials.
- Upgraded performance Seldes rig
- Deform standing rigging and Dynema backstay
- Dynema running rigging
- Carbon retractable gennaker pole
- Upgraded Harken winches
- Seasmart retractable cleats
- Custom steering wheels
- Flex-o-Fold folding propeller
- Instrument pod above the companionway
- Grand Prix pack option with Carbon rig