E6 is the flagship of Elan’s performance-orientated E-Line, and was designed by a “dream team” of specialists: Humphreys Yacht Design, Pininfarina, Gurit and Elan. Humphreys Yacht Design is focused on naval architecture. Specifically, distilling more performance on a fully-fitted yacht, while keeping the dual-purpose 60+60 ethos that Elan E-Line yachts are known for.
Pininfarina did the styling of the yacht, taking the familiar design language of the Elan E-Line to a new level of aesthetics and functionality. Elan led the project and constructed the yacht, while setting a new standard in composite engineering with the help of world’s leading composite specialists, Gurit. The E6 is therefore one of the lightest fully-fitted yachts for serious sailors who expect superior performance, but intend to use it for leisure with family and friends as well.
Elan E6 was created for skilled and demanding sailors, that also want a high level of comfort and cruising advantages. This represents a return to Elan’s DNA, with a big boundary push of her performance and aesthetics. The E Line is known for the active chine design, twin rudders and T-shaped keel, but the team at Elan and Humphreys Yacht Design also fine-tuned the new hull design to push the performance in various sailing conditions and all points of sail beyond what would be typically considered feasible for a yacht of this type.
The E6’s design finds success in all respects, but some elements truly make this yacht iconic. The coachroof window lines celebrate the heritage of Elan’s E Line, while the portlight fold gives the E6 a sporty line and an instantly recognisable look. In the interior, the main stairs in the saloon forecast the hexagonal motif of the interiors and are a centrepiece connecting it all. Instead of wood, the stairs are made of GRP, which carries Elan Yachts to completely new dimensions of design, ergonomics, and durability.
The Elan E6 has been turning heads around the world and already won many prestigious awards:
Winner – 11th International Yacht & Aviation Awards – March 2022
Winner – The Red Dot: Product Design 2022 Award – June 2022
Winner – Design of the Year Award – Slovenia- October 2022
Such accolades speaks volumes about the E6’s impact on the market.