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Old 11-01-2012
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Elan 400

Some more images:









And still nothing on the Elan website

They had removed the "old" Elan 410 and have nothing about this boat.

Regarding this boat why do i think it is going to be a much lighter boat?

If the information posted by K is correct in what regards sail area, this boat will have 92.12m2 of sail. The 410 has 105.1m2 for 8300kg. The 410 is a great fast cruising boat but it proved to be too slow on the regatta course.

So they need a faster boat and they will have one with less 13m2 of sail? That can only mean a much lighter boat.

If we compare both boats:





We will see that the last one has less wet area, less rocker and that particularly on the aft part of the hull the boat has a soft line from the keel till the transom. That is a boat designed to plane downwind and for that it has to be light

We can see also that they have a more efficient keel and two rudders instead of one. All good news in what regards speed and control. Not so much in what regards sea motion and comfort, but we cannot have it all can we?

Last edited by PCP; 11-01-2012 at 08:18 AM.
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