SailNet Community - View Single Post - Interesting Sailboats
View Single Post
Old 09-22-2013
knuterikt knuterikt is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Norway
Posts: 843
Thanks: 8
Thanked 63 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 9
knuterikt is on a distinguished road
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.