Elan GT6 sailboat nominated for European Yacht of the year 2021
Elan Yachts’ innovative new flagship model, the 49ft Elan GT6 sailboat, has been shortlisted for the most prestigious awards in the international nautical industry: European Yacht of the Year.
Designed to be easily steered by a partner, capable of exhilarating performance in a wide range of wind and sea conditions with a thoroughbred ‘feel’ at the helm, the GT6 is optimized for fast mid-range marine passages. .
Her hull, drawn by Humphreys Yacht Design, combines racing-derived characteristics with the ability to carry a full cruising payload.
Above the waterline, the GT6 is the first sailing yacht designed and engineered by Studio F.A. Porsche, with a sleek silhouette and iconic appearance that will turn heads in any marina.
Features include a next-generation ergonomic cockpit with gull-wing helm pedestals and a fully recessed foredeck.
Below deck, Studio F.A. Porsche’s interior design flair brings revolutionary levels of comfort and luxury to Elan’s new flagship model, while retaining the ship’s practicality as a family cruiser.
Premium materials are used, demonstrating the fine craftsmanship of Elan’s artisan boat builders.
“We are delighted that our innovative new flagship model has been nominated for the European Yacht of the Year awards,” says Marko Škrbin, director of the Elan Yachts shipyard.
“The Elan GT6 offers a unique combination of style, speed, comfort and ease of handling that is ideal for a fast-paced but relaxing family cruise.”
Elan GT6 Specifications:
Total length: 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-shaped / 8 ft
Air draft (antenna included): 21.9 m / 71.9 ft
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
57 Yanmar HP
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
Naval Architect: Humphreys Yachts Design