Elan Yachts has unveiled its eagerly anticipated luxury performance cruiser, the GT5, at the Salon Nautique de Paris

6 December 2016

The new Elan GT5 has been given its world premier at the Salon Nautique de Paris.

Based on the Elan S5 performance hull, with enhanced comfort both on deck as well as below, the 42-foot GT5 has been designed for “ultimate relaxation and easy sailing.”

It is the first to be launched in the company’s new GT series, which aims to combine “the best design and construction techniques from Elan’s award-winning performance yachts, while adopting the advantages of larger yachts.”

Commenting at the unveiling, Elan’s new director of marine division, John Peterson, said: “I am told the Elan GT5 is the most eagerly anticipated yacht in the history of our company. She has created so much buzz in the industry, and more importantly among potential customers that we are confident she is going to be a success.”

Elan GT 5 world premier at the Paris Boat Show

The launch at the boat show. Credit: Matija Klemenc

Designed with comfort and fast cruising in mind, a simple handling system – with all the halyards and sheeting controlled from the helmsman’s position which keeps the cockpit clean of all lines – means the Elan GT5 can be easily handled by a short-handed crew.

Owners have options to choose from such as small or large bathing platforms, a cockpit galley featuring a fridge, grill and other amenities common on much larger yachts

The GT5 cockpit is designed for enjoying time with family and friends, offering a large and well protected seating area and different cockpit table options converting the seating into a sunbathing lounge.

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Bird’s eye view of the Elan GT5

A clean deck design ensures fast and safe passage forward, and offers plenty of sunbathing area with dedicated cushions on the foredeck.

Down below, the Elan Design Team has implemented an inverted saloon layout featuring the galley forward, which makes the most of space.

The galley forward offers ample storage space with a customised corner to be equipped individually for each owner.

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The mid-ship salon and galley forward. Credit: Matija Klemenc

The 180-degree panoramic skylight, two port lights and one large central hatch, ensure the mid-ship saloon is well ventilated at all times.

The new GT5 is also the only yacht of this size to offer a separate shower compartment with a 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout one of the choice’s for owners.

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Galley: Credit: Matija Klemenc

Inside, the interior is hand crafted using natural oak or teak veneer and solid wood lipping and door frames.

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One of the cabins. Credit: Matija Klemenc

Customers can choose furniture with a natural or brushed veneer feel.

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The finish down below. Credit: Matija Klemenc

Inspired by Humphreys Yacht Design’s Volvo Ocean Race yachts, Elan has inherited many of the features of these top competitive vessels, such as twin rudders, a high-performance T-shaped keel, chinned hull ensuring the least amount of drag, and the latest vacuum infusion technology.


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The new Elan GT5 is the first in the new Gran Turismo (GT) series from the Slovenian yacht designer.

Based on the company’s E range, the GT5 aims to be a truly luxurious performance cruiser.

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The new Elan GT5. Credit: Elan Yachts

It will have the E range hull, along with a “true deck saloon and enhanced cockpit”.

The 42-foot yacht has been created by the Lymington-based Humphreys Yacht Design and the Elan Design Team.

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Aft view. Credit: Elan Yachts

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Designed for easy sailing. Credit: Elan Yachts

It is designed for short-handed crew, making it ideal for long term cruising

Down below, it boasts plenty of space for a yacht in this class with an inverted saloon, up to three cabins and

The world premiere of the new Elan GT5 will take place at noon on 3 December 2016 at the Paris Boat Show.


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The 42-foot Elan GT5 is the first in the GT series, and is based on Elan’s latest model in its performance range, the S5.

The GT range focuses on relaxation and easy sailing, with a large and comfortable cockpit and performance hull.

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Rendering of the new Elan GT5. Credit: Elan Yachts

The GT5 is designed with a short-handed crew in mind, making it easy for a crew of two to handle the yacht.

The halyards and sheeting are controlled from the helmsman’s position, which keeps the cockpit clean of all lines.

There are options of a cockpit galley, featuring a fridge, grill and other amenities. There is also an ample seating area and different cockpit table options.

A bathing platform allows easy access to the ocean for those on board, while ocean views can be enjoyed from the sunbathing area, with dedicated cushions on the foredeck.

Below deck, the Elan GT5 has an inverted saloon layout, featuring the galley forward which makes the most of the space.

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Ample seating below deck. Credit Elan Yachts

The galley has ample storage with a customisable corner equipped to order for each owner.

The raised deck saloon means there is plenty of ventilation and more than two metres of headroom.

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The forward galley. Credit Elan Yachts

The Elan GT5 is available with a two or three cabin interior layout and a single head featuring a separate shower compartment.

There is also the option of a second head forward, making the owner’s cabin en-suite.

Commenting on the Elan GT5, Chief designer, Igor Zupan said: “After many years of study and design, we are proud to announce the beginning of a new concept in yacht design. The GT series combines the best design and construction techniques from Elan’s award-winning performance yachts, while adopting the advantages of larger yachts. The GT range is truly unique in the market in terms of design, performance, safety and comfort.”

The GT5 will be available from this autumn