Impression 514

Nominated for European Yacht of the Year Award 2008. The Impression 514 is absolutely in a league of her own. Streamlined, elegant and luxurious, Elan's prestigious flagship is a commanding fast cruising yacht unlike any other 51-footer in her class.

The masterful design by the distinguished Rob Humphreys with the superior structural build by Elan and Germanischer Lloyd Certification is a winning formula in itself. Humphreys' hallmark guarantees performance, stability and hull speed integrated with her stately proportioned lines. The boat has a keel-stepped mast with a powerful performance hull vacuum infused with the latest 3-D technology. The 514 can be rigged as a sloop or cutter with the choice of in-mast furling and options of electric or hydraulic powered winches, a garage for a tender or even an office.

Luxuriously appointed, the semi deck saloon opens out into a virtual apartment with superb voluminous space and the overhead and side panoramic windows provide welcoming natural light and an excellent view. The saloon offers splendid relaxing U-shaped lounge area to starboard with two arm chairs to port with spacious sea-going L-shaped chef's galley and an abundance of storage throughout. There are many overhead hatches and windows all with blinds.  The selection of various interior layouts with up to 5 beautifully appointed cabins and large en-suite bathrooms, as well as an office, offer the owner the possibility to custom design to his requirements. In all, this is supreme live-on-board comfort and an entertainer's delight.

On deck the vast cockpit area provides excellent comfort, the twin wheel steering system offers both a perfect position for the helmsman and excellent access to the transom. Ergonomically positioned winches are designed for easy handling with minimum crew.

 

The push of a button opens the garage door which serves as a large swimming platform when fully opened creating easy access to the water and additional entertainment area. Designated garage space stores an inflatable tender up to 2.60 metres in length. BBQ grill to port and sink with hot and cold water to starboard while the optional retractable hydraulic gangway eases the access on and off the yacht.

Construction: The build quality of the Elan's Cruising Range is of superior quality throughout. The Impression range has a very unique and superior rudder fixing arrangement and you will find the mast and rigging on the Impression much heavier and more robust than her competitors.  The Impression 514 has a proper big boat bilge which adds enormous strength to the hull in the keel area and reduces the mechanical stresses on the keel fixing bolts simply because the keel is shorter and the hull is deeper than other boats of her category.