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Explore the World In Style


About the New GT6 Explorer

A Journey Beyond the Horizon

Crafted for the intrepid mariners with a thirst for exploring the world’s oceans while indulging in uncompromising luxury and exquisite aesthetics, the GT6 Explorer sets out to seamlessly blend maritime functionality with top-tier design. This magnificent vessel showcases a plethora of state-of-the-art amenities, meticulously handcrafted furnishings, and cutting-edge GRP composite technology, ensuring an unparalleled yachting experience.

Technology and Blue-Water Features

Elan Yachts has redefined excellence with its revolutionary 3D VAIL (3D Vacuum Assisted Infusion Lamination) hull technology, delivering a yacht that embodies strength, rigidity, osmosis resistance, and remarkable lightweight performance. Adding to the sailing prowess, an extra forestay empowers sailors to effortlessly deploy a self-tacking staysail, simplifying solo or short-handed manoeuvres for a seamless sailing experience. The laminated bulkheads, both fore and aft, have been meticulously reinforced to guarantee absolute watertight integrity, ensuring the utmost safeguard against water intrusion.

In the world of blue water cruising, range and autonomy are paramount, and the Explorer rises to the occasion. Equipped with a robust 500-liter fuel tank capacity and the flexibility to accommodate up to six 140 Ah service lead-acid or LiPo batteries, which can be effortlessly charged by an optional solar installation boasting up to 1187 Wp. Elevating its self-sufficiency, the yacht can be outfitted with a water maker capable of producing 100 liters per hour and a generator delivering a maximum output of 6400 W, ensuring you’re well-prepared for extended journeys on the open sea.

The Exquisite Exterior: Form Meets Function

Drawing inspiration from the iconic design legacy of Studio F. A. Porsche, the Explorer’s hull is a masterpiece of clear, distinctive lines, angular grace, and a sharp, powerful silhouette that exudes strength and agility. In a nod to its pioneering heritage, the Explorer prominently features a flush deck, a hallmark introduced by the original GT6—an innovation that set a new standard in its category. Adding to the Explorer’s allure is its generously proportioned cockpit, meticulously crafted for efficient solo or short-handed sailing and luxurious onboard living.

Diverging from the typical blue-water cruiser, the Explorer offers a Mediterranean-inspired yachting experience, providing ample space and equipment for a wide array of alfresco lifestyle options. Whether you’re savoring an outdoor barbecue, engaging in thrilling big game fishing, or simply basking in the sun, the Explorer caters to your every whim.

At the heart of the yacht’s innovation is the sleek cockpit arch—a contemporary addition that seamlessly blends functionality, aesthetics, and protective features. Further enhancing the multifaceted capabilities of the GT6 Explorer is the optional inclusion of a dinghy arch, providing sailors the freedom to conveniently stow a serviceable tender.

In response to the forward-thinking sailors, eco-conscious explorers, and early adopters of marine innovation, Elan has forged a strategic partnership with Oceanvolt. The GT6 Explorer offers a range of Oceanvolt propulsion options, prioritizing sustainable sea travel. Notably, the electric variant of the GT6 Explorer can be outfitted with a potent 25kW continuous (30kW peak power) HighPowerServoProp motor, accompanied by batteries boasting a capacity of up to 62.4 kW and the ability to generate power while sailing—both through the solar array and hydrogeneration of the servoprop. For maximum versatility, the Oceanvolt drive can be paired with a 15 kW generator, transforming the GT6 Explorer into a hybrid yacht.

Interior Elegance: Comfort Meets Adventurous Spirit

Crafted with the exquisite expertise of Studio F. A. Porsche, this space seamlessly marries aesthetic finesse with practical functionality. Every aspect of the design serves a dual purpose: offering comfort to adventurous sailors while creating a serene sanctuary for those in search of respite.

The yacht boasts a forward-facing chart table, strategically positioned to ensure the skipper’s easy access to essential navigation equipment. Fostering a social atmosphere, the saloon features a spacious seating area that invites guests to relax and revel in maritime camaraderie. Positioned directly above the keel, the forward-galley layout provides a stable platform that simplifies cooking while underway. This strategic placement capitalizes on the yacht’s most stable area, maximizing storage options and accommodating modern amenities such as a dishwasher, front-loading refrigerators, a freezing compartment, and ample, protected countertop space.

In the creation of the Explorer, flexibility takes center stage. Owners have the option to select between a two-cabin or three-cabin layout, tailoring the yacht to their specific needs and preferences. Choosing the two-cabin configuration repurposes the third cabin into a versatile utility hold. This thoughtful design choice creates dedicated spaces for wet and dry storage, easily accessible from both the cockpit and the interior, or even allows for the inclusion of a washing machine, further enhancing the vessel’s practicality

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Technical Specification

Overall length 15.14m / 49’8″
Waterline length 13.45m / 44’3″
Hull length 14.32m / 47′
Max beam  4.49m / 14’9″
Light displacement 13.340kg / 29.409lb
Ballast 3.900kg / 8.600lb
Engine (standard) Yanmar 4JH57 / 41.9kw / 57Hp
Engine (option) Yanmar 4JH80 / 58.8kw / 80 Hp
Fuel tank capacity 500 lts
Mainsail 62.6m2 / 673 ft
Jib 51.14m2 / 528ft
I 18.09m / 58’8″
J 5.5m / 16’10”
P 17.15m / 59’3″
E 6.15m / 20’2″
Water tank capacity 300 ltr
Draft (standard) 2.45m / 8’04”
Draft (option) 1.99m / 6’6″
Naval Architect Humphreys Yacht Design
Exterior / Interior Studio F.A. Porsche