May 21, 2015

Project: Elandra 47 SY

Elandra Yachts unveiled plans for its next model, the 47 Sport Yacht, during the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.  Development is now underway at the company's yard at Arundel on the Gold Coast and scheduled launch is mid-2016. The 47 will feature similar line to the acclaimed 53 launched last year, and as the bigger sister is also to feature tried and tested shaft drive. Elandra has so far sold four 53s since the launch in September last year, surpassing its plan of making production of three boats per year.  The three-cabin Elandra 47 will include two spacious queen staterooms: a full-beam master with private en-suite and a forward guest stateroom with shared shower head on the port side. A bunk cabin is positioned to starboard. The Elandra 53 has won acclaim for its open-plan design and inviting layout that brings the outdoors into the saloon. The design of the Elandra 47 is in the same vein with expansive bi-fold doors that open up to engage the cockpit with the galley and saloon settee as a single entertainment or leisure area. The cockpit has been designed with no loss of space or features than the Elandra 53, and the aft cockpit lounge can be set up as dinette or coffee table setting at the push of a button. The aft boot accessed from the swim platform lifts up to unearth a cavernous garage lazarette for inflatables, kayaks, rods and tackle boxes, dive gear or additional freezers.  Standard power comes from twin Caterpillar  650hp. Options include Volvo 670 and Scania 675hp. The drive line is direct shaft with a low 10-degree shaft angle.