With a broad stern, chined hull, twin-rudder system and a spacious cockpit layout, all designed for the best sailing efficiency, the Elan E3 emulates the feel of a larger yacht. Simply put, the yacht delivers exuberant performance with such ease that you will want to sail harder; such is the level of control delivered by the E3. Its T-bulb keel lowers the ballast centre of gravity significantly, allowing a reduction of displacement for a given level of stability. Combined with VAIL (vacuum-assisted infusion lamination) bulkheads and a powerful hull structure, the E3 is a tight, strong and safe boat.


The Elan E3 offers an unprecedented level of comfort, ensuring a smooth crossover from racing to cruising with friends or family. The Elan E3’s bright and airy interior does not compromise when it comes to cruising leisure and creates the feel of a much larger boat. A big, social saloon area with natural oak veneer furniture and standing headroom, comfortable cabins and a fully-equipped galley and head makes every minute on this yacht pleasurable, especially as it will probably be among the first back at the mooring.


“Following the new Elan design the new E3 was developed with both racing performance and cruising comfort in mind. The unique combination of T-bulb keel, twin-rudder steering and twin wheels, all rare features on a design of this size, really put her in the spotlight in her class. This is truly a multi-dimensional sailing boat. Researched and developed for the most demanding needs, it is designed to be sufficiently easy to sail to carry the badge of a starter boat, yet it is sophisticated enough in its sailing qualities to convince passionate sailors, delivering them the performance and general scope they might expect to find in a much bigger and more expensive boat. A unique combination of VOR70 inspired design and performance, combined with a generous cockpit and comfortable interior, the Elan E3 is definitely an exciting boat to sail.”

 Length Overall 9.25 m | 30’4’’ ft
 Hull length 9.25 m | 30’4’’ ft
 Length at waterline 8.71 m | 28’6’’ ft
 Beam 3.22 m | 10’6’’ ft
 Draft 2.15 m | 7’0’’ ft,  (opt1.  1.90m | 6’28’’ ft), (opt2.  1.50m | 4’11’’ ft)
 Light displacement 3.690 kg  | 8,1 lbs
 Ballast 895 kg  | 5,9 lbs
 Water capacity 140 l  | 36.0 US gal
 Fuel capacity 45 l  | 7.1 US gal
 Engine 13 kW / 18 hp
 Air draft 15.90 m | 52’1’’ ft
 Mainsail 30.15 m2 | 324’5’’ sq ft
 Jib 23.47 m2 | 252’6’’ sq ft
 Gennaker 75.00 m2 | 807’2’’ sq ft
 I 12.25 m | 40’2’’ ft
 J 3.58 m | 11’8’’ ft
 P 12.05 m | 39’6’’ ft
 E 4.13 m | 13’6’’ ft


  • The Elan E3 features a lower companionway for easier access down below
  • LED overhead lights and ergonomically positioned handrails
  • The L-shaped galley is well equipped and extremely functional
  • Ample space at the navigation station, complete with all instruments and the DAME-awarded control panel
  • Plenty of storage space and a comfortable double berth
  • The head compartment features a wet locker with a drain and ample storage