2017 Elan S3

Elan has taken the popular E range and enhanced these yachts for greater performance achieved by weight reduction in the hull and deck construction and lighter weight interior which results in an enhanced performance sailing yacht whilst being true to the Elan philosophy of a yacht that fits both performance and cruising purposes.

Construction enhanced 

The hull is laminated with the latest VAIL (Vacuum assisted infusion lamination) technology in full vinylester including the skin coat to considerably improve strength, mechanical and chemical properties of the hull. Using the SVG gelcoat the Elan Team achieved an optimum chemical resistance against osmosis. The hull is built in sandwich construction using multi-directional Fibreglass, structural closed cell foam core and single skin on loaded areas. The powerful inner structure distributes all loads from the keel and rig effectively with a minimum flexing of the hull. The deck is also built in full vinylester, laminated with VAIL (Vacuum assisted infusion lamination) technology and sandwich construction using closed cell foam core to assure thermal and sound isolation.

Lightweight interior furniture is built with a combination of Light Oak Fineline veneered plywood with a foam core and Occume lighter weight plywood used in low war areas. To ensure the optimum stiffness of the hull the main bulkhead is built in sandwich using composite material.

Specification Enhanced

- Upgraded performance Seldes rig
- Deform standing rigging and Dynema backstay
- Dynema running rigging
- Carbon retractable gennaker pole
- Upgraded Harken winches
- Seasmart retractable cleats
- Custom steering wheels
- Flex-o-Fold folding propeller
-Instrument pod above the companionway
- Grand Prix pac option with Carbon rig


Basic Boat Info

Make: Elan
Model: S3
Year: 2017
Category: Sail
Designer: Rob Humphreys Yacht Design & Elan Design Team
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 30'4 ft
Length Overall: 30'4 ft
Waterline Length: 28'7 ft
Beam: 10'7 ft
Max Draft: 7'1 ft
Min Draft: 6'3 ft
Dry Weight: 8,135.06 lb
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Engine Power: 13kW


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 45 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 140 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers
More Info : Manufacturer Website

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