Elan S5

Elan S5 Performance


The hull is laminated with the latest VAIL (Vacuum assisted infusion lamination) technology in full vinylester including the skin coat to considerably improve strength, mechanical and chemical properties of the hull. Using the SVG gelcoat the Elan Team achieved an optimum chemical resistance against osmosis. The hull is built in sandwich construction using multi-directional Fibreglass, structural closed cell foam core and single skin on loaded areas. The powerful inner structure distributes all loads from the keel and rig effectively with a minimum flexing of the hull. The deck is also built in full vinylester, laminated with VAIL (Vacuum assisted infusion lamination) technology and sandwich construction using closed cell foam core to assure thermal and sound isolation.


+ Upgraded performance Selden rig
+ Dyform standing rigging and Dynema backstay
+ Dynema running rigging
+ Carbon retractable gennaker pole
+ Upgraded Harken winches
+ Seasmart retractable cleats
+ Custom steering wheels
+ Flex-o-Fold folding propeller
+ Instrument pod above the companionway
+ Grand Prix pack option with Carbon rig


Elan has taken the popular E range and enhanced these yachts for greater performance achieved by weight reduction in the hull and deck construction and lighter weight interior which results in an enhanced performance sailing yacht whilst being true to the Elan philosophy of a yacht that fits both performance and cruising purposes.


Elan Yachts S5 Specifications & Features
Length overall
11.96 m | 39’2’’ ft
Hull length 11.96 m | 39’2’’ ft
Length at waterline 11.26 m | 36’1’’ ft
Beam 3.87 m | 12’8’’ ft
Draft 2.40 m | 7’1’’ ft
Light displacement 7.300 kg | 16,0 lbs
Ballast 2.700 kg | 5,9 lbs
Water capacity 277 liters | 73.0 US gal
Fuel capacity 160 liters | 42.0 US gal
Engine 27.9 kW / 38 hp
Air draft 19.75 m | 64’9’’ ft
Mainsail 51.56 m2 | 554’9’’ sq ft
Jib 37.60 m2 | 404’7’’ sq ft
Gennaker 135.00 m2 | 1453’1’’ sq ft
I 15.92 m | 52’2’’ ft
J 4.50 m | 14’9’’ ft
P 15.75 m | 51’8’’ ft
E 5.52 m | 18’1’’ ft

Elan S5 Standard Layout
Standard Layout

Elan S5 Optional Layout
Optional Layout