Elan E4 Best Boat Award
Elan E4 Best Boat Award
Elan E4 Best Boat Award
POSTED April 30 2017

 Similarly, well-executed modern but still salty joinerpvork belowdecks, generous sea berths in the saloon and refreshingly abundant handholds a1i speak to the thought that went into her accommodations. What really sets this boat apart, though, are the details-such as chafing guards outboard of the mooring cleats; a cleverly conceived and executed belowdeck tack line arrangement; a transom seat that can not only be removed for racing, but doubles as a gangplank for Med mooring; and-our favorite
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a collapsible cockpit table that stows away beneath the cabin sole in seconds when not in use. Combined with the boat's overall good design, such features simply make the E4 a joy to sail. As for the boat's performance, in light air the E4 is nimble and confldent when going through stays, and in the heary stuffshe goes like a rocket. The twin helms offer fingertip control, and the boat's twin rudders ensure you don't have to worry about rounding up in the puffs-a nice feature to have aboard any sailboat, whether on passage or on a racecourse. elan-yachts.com