The Elan E4 has once again consolidated Elan’s reputation as a builder of exciting performance-cruising sailing yachts, where neither performance, nor the cruising capabilities are left to compromise.

In addition to her elegant and sporty design, she features integrated toerails and flush hatches on the coachroof as well as new rotating plotter pods on the steering consoles, for total control over the elements. Her wide transom, twin rudder arrangement and chined hull deliver excellent control even at high heel angles. Her T-shaped keel ensures a lower center of gravity and improved righting moment, which in turn allows for a lighter displacement than would otherwise be possible.

The end result provides an exhilarating sailing performance, which one would usually expect only to find on much bigger boats. Maybe the best feature yet is how effortless she is to sail, even in challenging conditions.

Continue reading for more information on the Elan E4.

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2015 ELAN E4 Key Features:

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• Upgraded performance Selden rig
• Dyform 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

2015 ELAN E4 Features and Benefits:

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The new Elan E4 delivers tons of fun at significantly less effort. Developed to satisfy diverse modes of sailing, from short- handed sailing to crewed racing or family cruising, she does it all amazingly easily. Her main design feature, the twin rudders, broad stern and chined hull all work hand-in-hand towards different goals - sparkling performance, improved stability, excellent control and comfortable interior. Simply put, she delivers exuberant performance with such ease, you will want to sail her harder, such is the level of control delivered by her chines and twin-rudder arrangement.


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After sailing there is plenty of space below deck for the crew.
Elan E4’s wide beam offers a comfortable 2-cabin layout, from the bright, social saloon, to the well-equipped galley or the generous head compartment. The spacious navstation on starboard will offer plenty of space for planning the regatta tactics or finding the next mooring. The L-shaped galley on portside is well-equipped and functional, with ample storage solutions. The 3-cabin layout offers another aft cabin, accommodating 2 more crew, but without any compromise to their comfort.

Construction Enhanced

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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 foam core and Occume lighter weight plywood used in low wear areas. To ensure the optimum stiffness of the hull the main bulkhead is built in sandwich using composite materials.


Length Overall 10,60 m
Hull Length 10,60 m
Length at waterline 10,10 m
Beam 3,50 m
Draft 2,15 m / 1,70 m / 2,35 m
Air draft 17,61 m
Light displacement 5.350 kg
Ballast 1.385 kg / 1.560 kg / 1.3
Water capacity 185 l
Fuel capacity 75 l
Engine 21.1 kW / 30 HP
Mainsail 35,91 m²
Jib 29,68 m²
Gennaker 110 m²
I 13,77 m
J 4,03 m
P 13,49 m
E 4,63 m
Boat design category CE A
Design Rob Humphreys Yacht Design & Elan Design Team
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