Not Just a Pretty Thing
Behind its beautiful façade, the E6 is intended to be the fastest, lightest and stiffest 47 ft fitted production performance cruisers on the market with a fully fitted interior. A significant contributor to this is the famed naval architecture of Humphreys Yacht Design as they developed a brand new hull to fit the needs of the E6. Different hull form candidates have gone through extensive CFD (computational fluid dynamics) modelling and analysis to gauge which would perform the best for the E6 needs. Results were assessed and compared through the VPP (velocity prediction programs) to fine-tune the hull. 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 quick in light airs, due to its notably high sail area to displacement ratio. At the same time, the hulls versatility covers a range of displacements to also cater to people requiring greater load carrying capabilities.
While the yacht has been designed to be easily sailed by an experienced couple, the E6 is meant to be sailed with a good crew. Three pairs of Harken winches, ideally positioned for precision trimming and fast unobstructed movements, are the result of 1:1 scale model in-house testing with a former Olympic sailing team. For more cruising minded sailors, optional storage boxes with a grill, sink and a refrigerator are available, as well as two sizes of bathing platforms.