The eagerly anticipated performance cruiser from Elan sets new standards in the fast cruising yachts segment with the German premiere of the new Elan GT5 at boot Düsseldorf 2017.
The GT 5 combines the best design and construction techniques from Elan’s range of award-winning performance yachts while also adopting the advantages of larger yachts. “The GT range is truly unique in the market in terms of design, performance, safety and comfort” commented Chief Designer and Technical Director at Elan, Mr. Igor Zupan.
The 42-foot GT5, which is based on Elan’s latest model of their performance range, Elan S5, is the first model of the new GT series. The first yacht of the new generation will celebrate its first appearance in Germany at the boot Düsseldorf.
The GT5 is designed with comfortable and fast cruising in mind. A short-handed crew will sail her with ease thanks to the simple Elan handling system with all the halyards and sheeting being controlled from the helmsman’s position. This keeps the cockpit clear of all lines, ensuring the utmost in comfort and safety on-board.
With the options of small or large bathing platforms and a cockpit galley featuring a fridge, grill and other amenities common on much larger yachts, the GT5 cockpit is designed for enjoying time with family and friends, offering a large and well protected seating area and different innovative cockpit table options converting the seating into a sunbathing lounge. A clean deck design ensures fast and safe passage forward, and offers plenty of sunbathing area with dedicated cushions on the foredeck.
The space below deck is truly unique in her class. The Elan design team has implemented an inverted saloon layout featuring the galley forward, thus ensuring optimal utilization of the yacht’s space for a comfortable and innovative saloon in comparison to other yachts of her size. The galley forward offers ample storage space with a customized corner to be equipped individually by each owner. The 180-degree panoramic skylight with the window-in-window feature, two portlights and one large central hatch, provides for good ventilation below decks. The new GT5 is also the only yacht this size to offer a separate shower compartment with a 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout.
70 year tradition of craftsmanship and yacht building make Elan Yachts known for their durability and excellent interior. The interior is hand crafted using natural oak or teak veneer and solid wood lipping and door frames. The customer has the option to choose between natural feel and brushed veneer feel, making the furniture rich and durable for years to come.
And as for sailing, Elan Yachts are known to be highly competitive yachts on the race course. Inspired by Humphreys Yacht Design’s superior sailing machines, the VOLVO OCEAN RACE yachts, Elan has inherited many of the features of these top class racers, such as twin rudders, a high-performance T-shaped keel, chinned hulls ensuring the least amount of drag and the latest vacuum infusion technology which makes every Elan yacht an ultimate sailing experience.