**Elan 340**, here in "

*standard*" 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 Deep draft.

Elan 340's Main Features | |
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Model | Elan 340 |

Version | Standard |

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 | |
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Length overall | 32’ 10” |

Hull length | 32’ 10” |

Waterline length | 30’ 7” |

Beam (width) | 11’ 5” |

Draft | 6’ 5” |

Light displacement | 11222 lbs |

Ballast weight | 3267 lbs |

Elan 340's Rig and sails | |
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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 | |
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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. |
20.13 |

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. |
39.97 |

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. |
177 |

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. |
29 % |

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 | |
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Engine(s) | 1 |

Engine type | Inboard engine |

Engine | 30 HP |

Fuel type | Diesel |

Fuel tank capacity | 25.1 gal |

Elan 340's Accommodation | |
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Cabin(s) | 2 |

Berth(s) (min/max) | 4 / 7 |

Head(s) | 1 |

Fresh water tank capacity | 52.8 gal |

Maximum headroom | 6’ 2” |