Originally Posted by knuterikt
I talked with the Norwegian agent for Elan at the boat show here in Oslo two weeks ago.
Here is what he said
The first production boat of the Elan 400 weighed 8500kg, this is the boat all the sail magazines have tested.
The Elan 400s is 7000 kg and the standard 400 is 7500 kg
The reduction if 1000 kg from the first boat come form removing some heavy equipment (hydraulic gangway and more)
I believe the boat will be lighter but taking away 1500kg out of a 8500kg boat? Only if they make an all in Carbon. Those statements are always to take with a bit of salt, specially if they come from dealers. Anyway it will depend on the draft (a 2.7m draft boat versus a 2.0m boat can be about 400kg lighter). If they offer it in epoxy versus normal resins it will be 350kg lightewer, they can take way some heavy equipment and that would not be probably more than 200/300kg and that for a much more "naked" boat.
Anyway 8500kg for a modern performance 40ft was too much.