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post #2191 of Old 02-09-2012 Thread Starter
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The new 50ft cruising boat from Elan, the 494, designed as usual by Rob Humphreys:

Rob knows how to do good seaworthy cruisers but I guess that it is not enough these days. The boat looks heavy and a bit fat. I don't think it is going to be a match to several other 50ft on the market. The interior is functional but unimaginative and quite stark. The bad quality of the renderings is not helping either.

I don't see easy times ahead for Elan. Yes they have beautiful 31ft and 35ft performance boats but most of the sales used to be with the cruising line...and I cannot sea where they are heading, with the 394 and this one.

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