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Elan 400

Originally Posted by Mr W View Post
Sorry Paulo, it won´t happen again...

//Mr W
Well, I am started to be used. Half the guys write it that way. Welcome to the educated ones. Paolo is Italian, Paul is English, Pablo is Spanish, Pavle is Croat, Paavali is Finnish, Paulus is Latin, Paulius is Lithuanian and Paulo is Portuguese and I am Portuguese

Originally Posted by Mr W View Post
Here´s the latest addition from Elan, the 400!

And specs:

Overall Length 11.95
Length WL 11.26
Beam 3.87
Draft 2.40
Engine 40 hp
Water Capacity 310 liters
Fuel Capacity 170 liters

Mainsail 54.56
Genoa 37.6
Gennaker 135


What´s your opinion?

//Mr W
It is has not too much beam and all pulled aft, very little rocker and without the ballast it is hard to say more. The Elan 350 relied a lot on form stability and the B/D ratio is only 26%. That is low on a performance cruiser and that's one of the few things I don't like on that boat. Maybe this one is different?

Regarding weight I would say this is going to be a light boat with around 6.5T otherwise that sail area will not be able to make it a fast boat.

The boat really looks good but that interior seems to be quite badly designed. The boat has a tiny galley and the head design seems odd. It would be preferable to have only an aft cabin with a good storage space and a decent galley.



Last edited by PCP; 10-31-2012 at 04:39 PM.
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