July 7, 2022

Elan Impression 43For more than 18 years since the launch of the first model, the Elan Impression line was one of the key global players in the family cruising segment.

All the Elan Impression models went through many successful iterations, redesigns and modernizations, but it’s been quite some time since a completely new Elan Impression model saw the light of day. Now, after we successfully launched the unique Elan GT6 and ambitious Elan E6, we decided to introduce a completely new yacht to carry the torch for the Impression Line. Bring on the Elan Impression 43.

With a modern wide-beam hull, the yacht offers much more space than previous models thanks to the continuing tradition of a raised coach roof, what Elan calls a “semi-deck-saloon”. Designed by Humphreys Yacht Design, the yachts aesthetics were styled in cooperation with the design studio Pininfarina, The hull and sail plan are optimized for easy short-handed sailing. Elan’s recognizable 3D VAIL composite technology creates a light, stiff and incredibly safe construction style. VAIL, or vacuum-assisted infusion lamination process creates a solid hull without imperfections or air bubbles, which, in combination with the vinyl ester outer layer makes the yacht osmosis-proof. The “3D” part of vacuum-assisted infusion lamination is applied to the vertical and lateral stringers, which ensures the best mechanical properties of the hull and rigging and is the secret behind Elan’s hull stiffness.

DesignThe deck is also constructed in VAIL technology, which adds to lightness and durability to the yacht as well as improves mechanical properties of the composite. Moreover, the construction technology process is safer for the workers and the environment, as it protects the workers from chemical exposure and reduces waste.

The yacht has twin in-house constructed rudders, designed by Humphreys, optimized for rigidity, endurance, and control. The twin rudder design provides finger-tip steering and reduces the tendency to broach.

The cockpit is built for enjoyment at anchor as well as sailing pleasure. Ample seating for up to ten people will make sure everyone has comfort on board. Optional modular cockpit table converts into two sunbeds and enables lounging and sunbathing in the cockpit as well. Beautifully designed steering pedestals can support 9-inch electronics and a myriad of other instruments. The twin helm with composite steering wheels offers freedom of movement aboard.

There are plenty of cockpit lockers as well, offering enough space for a life-raft, and any other equipment that needs to be on hand. Integrated into the deck are two transom boxes, which offer an extended seating area for the skipper and guests and can hold both a grill and a refrigerator.

The yacht comes with a small bathing platform in standard specification, and that can be upgraded to a large platform for more space, safety, and a closed transom feel.

The deck can be enhanced with both synthetic and real teak, depending on the wishes of the owner. Large, flush hatches and portlights are built in the coach roof in many places, letting both light, and that soothing breeze in the interior. The yacht has a self-tacking jib is standard but can also be upgraded to a genoa among other options.

SalonThe interior is built with “rustic” oak veneer and marine-grade plywood, contrasted with modern, gray-colored storage cupboards.

A solid oak wood finish is applied wherever the furniture is expected to go through most use, to increase its durability. The saloon can comfortably seat the crew around a centre table, flanked by two solid wood chairs that fold in a pre-determined space when sailing. It can also be easily converted into a double berth.

The long side-galley features a three-ring stove with an oven and a front-opening refrigerator on the convenient L-shaped cabinet. The long layout offers plenty of surface space and cupboards for storage. The stove area is protected by easy-to-clean panels and is ventilated by a hatch above.

Owners can choose between three or four-cabin versions. The three-cabin version includes an ensuite with an island bed and a spacious head with a separate shower, and the four-cabin version adds a cabin with bunk beds, perfect for families or groups of friends.

The yacht will officially be launched at Biograd Boat Show in Croatia on the 25th of October, while the pre-orders are now on stream. 

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