Sailboat specifications and datasheets

Elan E6 standard

The Elan E6, here in "standard" version, is a 44’7” monohull sailboat designed by Rob Humphreys. She was built by Elan Yachts (Slovenia) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). The production started in 2017 .

The Elan E6 belongs to the E Series range. The Elan E6 is as well listed, on, in version Deep draft.

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Elan E6's   Main Features
Model Elan E6
Version Standard
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Designer Rob Humphreys
Range E Series
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 2017
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Keel :
T-shaped keel (with bulb)
Helm 2 wheels
Rudder 2 spade rudders
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Elan E6's   Main dimensions
Hull length 44’ 7”
Waterline length 41’ 1”
Beam (width) 14’ 4”
Draft 6’ 8”
Light displacement 24912 lbs
Ballast weight 8444 lbs
Elan E6's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1143 sq.ft
Mainsail area 653 sq.ft
Genoa area 490 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 9/10
Rotating spars No
Mast position Keel stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 58’ 1”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 16’ 1”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 57’ 2”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 19’ 4”
Elan E6'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.
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.
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.
34 %
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.
8.59 knots
Elan E6's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 53 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 53.6 gal
Elan E6's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 3 / 4
Berth(s) (min/max) 6 / 10
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 116.2 gal

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