By Alastair Walton
Elan 210 Prototype Performer, at Dusseldorf Show
Enjoy a photo tour of this high performance concept boat.
Elan introduced a brand-new concept boat recently at the 2011 ´Boot´ boat show in Düsseldorf, Germany. Designed by Humphreys Yacht Design, the Elan 210 has a narrow, performance profile, twin rudders, a lifting T-bulb keel and innovative details, such as removable back rests for the helm. The boat looks to be fast enough to amply satisfy one’s needs on the racecourse, yet spacious enough for an overnight cruise. Our hunch is it will have plenty of speed for the former, but won’t be everyone’s first choice for the latter. We’re looking forward to seeing it under sail.
Draft down/up 5’1″/1’8″
DSPL 1984 lbs.
BAL 794 lbs.
Sail area 283 sq. ft. (cruising)
Eng. 6-hp outboard
Enjoy the slideshow below. For more information, visit the Elan 210 web page.
2011 Dusseldorf Boat Show - Elan 210
Alistair Walton took these photos of a concept boat shown in Dusseldorf
Smooth glasswork and flush cabinside windows help create a fast look. [img src=http://features.boats.com/boat-content/wp-content/flagallery/2011-dusseldorf-boat-show-elan-210/thumbs/thumbs_eelan210decklayout.jpg]10Elan 210 deck layout
Halyards and other sail controls are led to the cockpit. [img src=http://features.boats.com/boat-content/wp-content/flagallery/2011-dusseldorf-boat-show-elan-210/thumbs/thumbs_elan-210-cockpit.jpg]10Elan 210 cockpit
No backstays make for a clean cockpit area. [img src=http://features.boats.com/boat-content/wp-content/flagallery/2011-dusseldorf-boat-show-elan-210/thumbs/thumbs_elan-210-rudders.jpg]10Elan 210 rudders
The boat has twin outboard rudders in cassettes for easy removal. [img src=http://features.boats.com/boat-content/wp-content/flagallery/2011-dusseldorf-boat-show-elan-210/thumbs/thumbs_elan210-sidedeck.jpg]20Elan 210 side deck
Lifelines and an inward-sloping cabin trunk increase safety along the narrow side decks. [img src=http://features.boats.com/boat-content/wp-content/flagallery/2011-dusseldorf-boat-show-elan-210/thumbs/thumbs_elan210.jpg]10Elan 210 bow
A view of the bow shows off the asymmetric pole. [img src=http://features.boats.com/boat-content/wp-content/flagallery/2011-dusseldorf-boat-show-elan-210/thumbs/thumbs_elan210backrest.jpg]10Elan 210
Backrests for the helm are removable. [img src=http://features.boats.com/boat-content/wp-content/flagallery/2011-dusseldorf-boat-show-elan-210/thumbs/thumbs_elan210bow.jpg]10Elan 210 bow
The skinny profile drew plenty of attention in Dusseldorf. [img src=http://features.boats.com/boat-content/wp-content/flagallery/2011-dusseldorf-boat-show-elan-210/thumbs/thumbs_elan210outboard.jpg]10Elan 210 outboard
There's a simple system for moving the outboard out of its locker and over the side, helping prevent damage to the deck. [img src=http://features.boats.com/boat-content/wp-content/flagallery/2011-dusseldorf-boat-show-elan-210/thumbs/thumbs_elan210outboardstorage.jpg]10Elan 210
When not in use, the outboard stows away in a designated locker. [img src=http://features.boats.com/boat-content/wp-content/flagallery/2011-dusseldorf-boat-show-elan-210/thumbs/thumbs_elan210trave.jpg]10Elan 210 traveler
The traveler runs the full width of the transom. [img src=http://features.boats.com/boat-content/wp-content/flagallery/2011-dusseldorf-boat-show-elan-210/thumbs/thumbs_keel.jpg]10Elan 210 keel
The lifting T-bulb keel and removable rudders allow upwind performance, easy trailering, and shallow-water launching.