Sept 22, 2020
Elan Yachts ground-breaking new flagship model, the 49ft Elan GT6, has been shortlisted for the international boating industry’s most prestigious awards – European Yacht Of The Year – in the Family Cruiser category.
Designed to be easily handled by a couple, yet capable of exhilarating performance across a wide range of wind and sea conditions with a thoroughbred ‘feel’ at the helm, the GT6 is optimised for fast, medium-range offshore passage-making. Its hull, drawn by Humphreys Yacht Design, combines race-derived features with the ability to carry a full cruising payload. As its name implies, the GT6 is a seagoing Grand Tourer.
Above the waterline, the GT6 is the first ever sailing yacht designed and styled by Studio F. A. Porsche, with an elegant silhouette and iconic good looks that will turn heads in any marina. Key features include a next-generation ergonomic cockpit with gull-wing helm pedestals and a fully flush foredeck.
Below decks, Studio F. A. Porsche’s interior design flair brings game-changing levels of comfort and luxury to Elan’s new flagship model, while preserving the practicality of the boat as a family cruiser. Premium materials are used throughout, showcasing the fine craftsmanship of Elan’s artisan shipwrights.
‘We’re delighted that our innovative new flagship model has been nominated for the European Yacht of The Year Awards,’ says Marko Škrbin, head of the Elan Yachts shipyard. ‘The Elan GT6 offers a unique combination of style, speed, comfort and easy handling that’s ideal for fast-paced yet relaxing family cruising.’
The European Yacht of the Year Award is the most important, influential and most widely communicated boatbuilding prize worldwide. Often referred to as “the Oscars of yachting”, it reaches an international audience of several million sailing enthusiasts, boat owners and industry executives. Editors and technical experts of 12 sailing magazines from all over Europe make up the jury, each of them the leading voice in their respective countries and respected beyond national borders. The overall and category winners of the European Yacht Of The Year Award will be revealed at the world’s biggest boat show, Boot Düsseldorf, in January 2021.
Elan GT6 key specifications
LENGTH OVERALL 15,2 m | 49,9 ft
HULL LENGTH 14,325 m | 47 ft
LENGTH AT WATERLINE 13,495 m | 44,3 ft
BEAM 4,49 m | 14,7 ft
DRAFT (standard) 2,45 m T shape | 8 ft
AIR DRAFT (Incl Antenna) 21,9 m | 71,9 feet
LIGHT DISPLACEMENT (mLCC) 12.450 kg
BALLAST 3.900 kg
WATER CAPACITY (STANDARD) 500 l | 132 gallons
FUEL CAPACITY 300 l | 80 gallons
ENGINE (standard) Volvo Penta 60
ENGINE (option) 57 HP Yanmar
75 HP Volvo Penta
80 HP Yanmar
MAINSAIL 62,60 m2
JIB 51.14 m2
I 18,09 m
J 5,482 m
P 17,15 m
E 6,15 m
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN:
Studio F. A. Porsche
Humphreys Yachts Design