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