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SPECIFICATIONS
Length Overall:
Length Waterline:
Beam:
Draft (standard):
Optional keel:
Ballast:
Displacement:
Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:
LWL/Displacement:
Water Capacity:
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Jib:
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Base Price: 
As tested:
Contact: elanyachts.com

43' 3" (13.2m)
37' (11.58 m)
12' 9" (3.9m)
8' (2.45m)
6'4" (1.83m)
5,952lbs (2,700kg)
18,300lbs (8,300kg)
19.88
145
58gals (220l)
44.7gals (170l)
Volvo Penta or Yanmar
60'4" (18.38m)
44.6 m2 (480sq ft) 
38.1 m2 (410sq ft)
135 m2 (1463sq ft)
$218,000
$307,000

A generous full width swim platform is your beach when
cruising in warm climes.

Ample beam carried well aft makes for a really roomy cockpit.

light and space are obvious. Combine this with a more luxurious interior and detuned rig set up, and you have a yacht
that is a different beast from the S5.
In terms of construction, she remains sporty, utilizing vacuum-infused vinylester in the hull and deck, while bulkheads laminated into both deck and hull provide extra
stiffness and strength. Humphreys designs his yachts with
plenty of beam carried well aft, a single hard chine, and
twin rudders. The rig remains roughly the same size,
although the mast is now deck stepped and the boom has
been raised slightly to accommodate the raised coachroof.

cruising refinements
Step aboard and the concessions to the cruising sailor are
clear to see; the mainsheet is now situated on the coachroof
and the cockpit is dominated by a pair of large tables
that offer excellent bracing points in what is essentially a very
beamy cockpit. The outermost leaves of these tables drop
down to form a double-width lounging area which, combined with the raised coamings at the forward end of the
cockpit, form a very comfortable and enclosed lounging area.
At the stern you have the option of a single or double-width
swim platform - the latter enclosing you in nicely - while the
cockpit seats double as lockers with the option of one of the
pods being fitted with a barbecue area, replete with sink.
Light fantastic
It's when you head down below that the Elan really makes
you sit up and realize that this is a very different boat from
the S5; there are simply masses of light down there, while
the brushed oak interior also gives the yacht a really pleasant

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2017

Vantage Point: First Time Charter Vacation
Club Profile: Beaconsfield Yacht Club
Travel Destination: Cowichan Bay
Boatbuilder Profile: A Trip to Iconic Italian Yachtbuilder Riva and Lake Como
Charter Destination: Our Top 5 Caribbean Destinations
The Port Hole
Charter Destination: Antigua; A Beam Reach for Paradise
Sail Review: Elan GT5
Power Review: Jeanneau Leader 10.5
Crossing The Line: Boatonomics for 2018
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