Elan 36

Rob Humphreys drew this fairly typical aft-cockpit fast cruiser in 1995.
Short overhangs and a long waterline give her a snub-nosed look, but she
is not unattractive and her high topsides are well-disguised. She has fine
bow sections for upwind performance, moderate rocker and U-shaped
hull sections flattening out at the keel into a straightish run aft, and
powerful quarters for good offwind speed. She is responsive and rewarding
on the helm.
There’s a definite charter-boat feel below decks – Elan’s home market
is, after all, the Med – and she’s fitted-out for coastal cruising, rather than
serious ocean-going. The accommodation boasts 6.5in headroom and
comprises an amply-proportioned but somehow cluttered-looking saloon,
two double cabins aft and a spacious forecabin. The rather small heads and
long galley are ranged along the port side of the saloon: not ideal for cooking
in a seaway. She has a forward-facing chart table and large, U-shaped dinette
to starboard. Stowage space is generous throughout.

LoA 10.94m (35ft 11in) LWL 9.34m (30ft 8in) beam 3.59m (11ft 10in) Draught 1.95m
(6ft 5in) Displacement 5,800kg (12,787lb) YM test report June 1998