After a veil of secrecy was lifted from the shipyard, the first images of the yacht were released. This groundbreaking design is the result of a unique collaboration between Elans in-house design team, the renowned naval architect Humphreys Yacht Design and – in their first-ever sailing yacht project – Studio F. A. Porsche, the product design team of the world-famous luxury car maker.
Elan Yachts are some of the most competitive sailing yachts available today. Benefiting from “Humphreys Yacht Design” Volvo Ocean Race 70 yacht designs, Elan inherits many features from these ultimate racing machines such as twin rudders, T-shaped performance keel, chined hull for minimum drag and the latest 3D VAIL infusion technology. With state-of-the-art deck equipment positioned for the optimum performance and a fine-tuned sail plan, every Elan Yacht offers a superb sailing experience.
Elan is a global producer and supplier of sports and leisure time activities equipment with its origins in Slovenia. The company, established in 1945, has a proud long history in the market. All Elan’s enterprises are devoted to technical development of products and progressive design through innovative approach and advanced technology. The combination of these elements provides the ultimate sporting pleasure to our customers around the world.
The Winter division at Elan manufactures skis and snowboards, the Marine division produces sailing yachts, while Elan Inventa is the leading brand in central Europe and the Balkans providing sports facilities with all necessary equipment.
70 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND INNOVATION
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. The 1980s were synonymous with a significant shift towards the production of larger cruiser-racer sailing yachts, designed by the now J&J Design studio, including the legendary Elan 31, which won the Quarter Ton World Championship with Dušan Puh.
In 1995 Elan commenced cooperation with the renowned nautical designer, Rob Humphreys, resulting in many successful, award-winning projects. In the next decade Elan won European Yacht of the Year title twice, for the Impression 344 and 340 models. Not resting on its laurels, Elan launched the revolutionary Volvo Ocean Race inspired Elan 350 with characteristic chines and twin rudders, winning another European Yacht of the Year title in 2011, a nomination for Elan 210 the following year, and Elan 400 nomination for 2014. Building on rich tradition, combined with an innovative present, Elan is laying strong foundations for the future.