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Elan 37 debuts in U.S.

Elan 37 debuts in U.S.

Elan Marine has been building yachts in Slovenia for 30 years, but only recently has it introduced its sailboats to the U.S. market. The Elan 37 performance cruiser debuted this year.

The Rob Humphreys design combines modern technology and expertise with a respect for tradition, according to the company. It features an optimized keel and a tall rig, and the ergonomically shaped cockpit and deck layout are designed for comfortable cruising and racing, with halyards and tensioners running to the cockpit, according to Elan. The hull and deck are vacuum infused laminates, and the rudder is made from a fiberglass reinforced polyester laminate.

Humphreys says the long waterline, high stability and refined appendages give the boat good upwind performance, while the clean lines and generous afterbody are ideal for sailing downwind.

The Elan 37 has a 12-foot beam and draws 6 feet, 9 inches. The three-cabin interior has a full-beam saloon, generous galley, large head and a forward-facing chart table. Auxiliary power is from a 30-hp Volvo engine.

Base price is $166,100 and several options are available. A racing package, which includes an upgraded keel-stepped mast, standing and running rigging, and deck equipment, adds $6,430.

James Nolan is the U.S. representative for Elan. He can be reached at (410) 336-2240, or jamesnolan@elan-marine.us. More information also is available at www.elan-marine.com.