Introducing the Ultimate Fusion of Italian Aesthetics, Exceptional Nautical Architecture and High-Tech Composite Technology
The New Elan E6
Elan true to form, are about to release the exciting Elan E6. To ensure its success Elan sought expert collaboration in design and technology and teamed up with the legendary Pininfarina design studio, master naval architects Humphrey Yacht Design and composite specialists Gurit to deliver what is expected to be one of the fastest, lightest and stiffest 47ft fitted production performance cruisers on the market.
Remarkable Design by Pininfarina
Pininfarina is the reason behind the Elan E6’s head-turning looks. It is, after all, the design powerhouse studio that designed some of Ferrari’s most iconic cars – and more that 600 projects in industrial and transportation design, winning more than 50 awards in the last 10 years. They are no strangers to the nautical world either, as they are responsible for the Wally 101, Persico F70 and Tango Wallycento yachts among others.
The interior was also designed by Pininfarina and gives the perfect blend of aesthetics and functionality. The creative form is brought alive by the natural oak veneers and enriched with a solid wood finish. Elan also offers okoume furniture that keeps the weight down, while not hindering the boat’s luxurious look and feel. The E6 comes with a fully equipped galley with a front-opening fridge and optional microwave or coffee machine.
Exceptional Nautical Architecture
Famed naval architects, Humphreys Yacht Design have developed a brand new hull using extensive computational fluid dynamics modelling and analysis to provide the best performance whilst meeting the demanding needs of the E6. Elan’s E-Line yachts are renowned for their excellent performance in a fresh breeze, especially downwind, but the results of this new-generation hull is also expected to be fast in lighter airs, due to its notably high sail area to displacement ratio.
Structural Engineering Expertise from Gurit
To achieve optimal structural integritity Elan sought cooperation with the composite industry-leaders, Gurit. Their structural engineering expertise gave the Elan team confidence to push the laminate plan even further. The E6 utilizes 3D VAIL process (an advanced version of vacuum infusion lamination), enabling significant weight gains on the composite parts and considerable improvements of the hull’s mechanical properties.
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