Twin rudders offer great control when heeled.
The retractable bowsprit brings an efficient asymmetric setting, bringing the rig’s point of effort forward to enhance control at high speed.


Once aboard the new E1, you will appreciate the numerous innovative solutions, designed to improve performance, ensure single-handed sailing capability, saving space and energy. In order to maintain the centre of buoyancy, the outboard engine is not mounted on the transom, but stored in a designated locker in the cockpit sole. Aside from performance advantages, the Elan E1’s beamy hull form also provides an exceptionally large cockpit and interior volume for a design of this size. The Elan E1 also features tiller steering and a transom mounted mainsheet traveller (optional on S1) to further enhance the feeling of space in the cockpit and for ease of handling.


The Elan E1’s simple, yet highly functional layout is designed to ensure the best possible use of available space. Packed full with clever ideas, the interior features optional removable hanging canvas bags instead of lockers to reduce weight, save space and time (skip unpacking onboard!), interchangeable backrests and a table between the cockpit and the saloon, a simple galley unit comprising of a single burner cooker and sink and a concealed toilet. The Elan E1 sleeps four comfortably and offers everything you need for a weekend or even longer cruises.


“The Elan E1, dubbed “the pocket rocket”, was designed for maximum ease-of-use and ease-of-ownership, while ensuring superior sailing performance associated with her bigger siblings, the E1 offers a new concept of ownership. Minimizing every stage of preparation for a sailing vacation, a number of innovative solutions enable you to pack, drive and sail in no time. Like other day sailers, Elan E1 doesn’t require a berth in the marina, thus saving considerable cost, while her limited weight doesn’t demand big towing cars.”

Length Overall 6,34 m | 20’9’’ ft
Hull length 6,34 m | 20’9’’ ft
Length at waterline 6,13 m | 20’1’’ ft
Beam Max 2,50 m | 8’2’’ ft
Draft 1,55m | 5’1’’ ft,  (opt1.  1.45m | 4’0’’ ft), (opt2.  1.55m | 5’1’’ ft)
Light displacement 990 kg  | 21,8 lbs
Ballast 360 kg | 7,9 lbs
Outboard engine (opt.) 4.4 kW / 6 hp
Water capacity (opt.) 55 l | 14.0 US ga
Air draft 10,60 m | 34’1’’ ft
Mainsail 16,50 m2 | 177’6’’sq ft
Jib 11,60 m2 | 124’8’’sq ft
Gennaker 52,00m2 | 559’7’’sq ft
I 8,65 m | 28’4’’ ft
J 2,54 m | 8’4’’ ft
P 8,54 m | 28’0’’ ft
E 3,06 m | 10’0’’ ft
Boat Design Category CE C


  • A simple galley includes a single burner gas cooker and a sink with storage for tableware and cutlery,
  • Optimized storage space,
  • The practical integrated refrigerator keeps your supplies chilled,
  • Elan E1 easily sleeps 4 persons with a double forward berth and two single berths below the cockpit,
  • A chemical toilet is concealed under the forward berth. Privacy is ensured with a separation screen.
Fresh water tank – 55 l
Seacock – Sea water inlet, Galley tap