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Elan 340 deep draft

The Elan 340, here in "deep draft" version, is a 32’10” monohull sailboat designed by Rob Humphreys. She was built by Elan Yachts (Slovenia) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). The production started in 2006 and has been awarded the title of "European Yacht of the Year - Category : L < 10m" in 2007.

The Elan 340 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Standard.

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Elan 340's   Main Features
Model Elan 340
Version Deep draft
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Rob Humphreys
Award 2007 European Yacht of the Year - Category : L < 10m
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 2006
Last built hull Discontinued
Appendages Keel :
Fin with bulb
Helm 1 wheel
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Elan 340's   Main dimensions
Length overall 32’ 10”
Hull length 32’ 10”
Waterline length 30’ 7”
Beam (width) 11’ 5”
Draft 6’ 11”
Light displacement 11023 lbs
Ballast weight 3053 lbs
Elan 340's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 641 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1273 sq.ft
Mainsail area 356 sq.ft
Genoa area 285 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 917 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi fractional
Rotating spars No
Mast position Keel stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 44’ 4”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 12’
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 41’ 11”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 14’ 10”
Elan 340's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
20.37
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
40.45
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
174
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
28 %
Righting moment @ 30°iThe righting moment is a moment (torque) that tends to restore a boat to its previous position after a rotational displacement. Its value corresponds to the torque needed to heel the boat for this angle.
Higher the righting moment is for an angle, greater is the stability at this angle.
16998 lbs.ft
Maximum righting momentiThe righting moment is a moment (torque) that tends to restore a boat to its previous position after a rotational displacement. Its value corresponds to the torque needed to heel the boat for this angle.
Higher the righting moment is for an angle, greater is the stability at this angle.
23869 lbs.ft @ 60.00 °
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
7.42 knots
Elan 340's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 30 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 25.1 gal
Elan 340's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 2
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 7
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 52.8 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”

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