SailNet Community - View Single Post - Interesting Sailboats
View Single Post
post #4595 of Old 09-22-2013
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Norway
Posts: 949
Thanks: 9
Thanked 77 Times in 71 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Originally Posted by JAndersB View Post
I must say I am surprised how Elan can send a totally naked, not even teak in cockpit, boat to shows and test and on top of it having it 1000 - 1500 kg above "normal" weight.

In the video I was impressed by the clean wake, I guess due to more rocker/higher chines. Speed not that impressive though, they are speaking swedish and norwegian and saying 20 knots of wind and 9,5-9,8 knots of speed with code zero or gennaker. In the end they hit 11, 8 which is nice, though.

Read these articles (in Norwegian) to get some more background.

Fjord Sail gir seg med Elan - SEILmagasinet
Fjord Sail og Elan fortsetter - SEILmagasinet

The short version, the Norwegian distributor resigned from a 15 years cooperation with Elan in February 2013 due to disagreement with Elan on their new boats.

In May 2013 he again started to sell Elan in Norway.
knuterikt is online now  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome