The quintessentially Dutch yard Elling Yachts is known for building vessels that deliver what they promise, whether that is a transatlantic crossing on a single fuel tank or a 360-degree tilting test under the watchful eye of the press: these yachts pass every trial with flying colours. After its successful E3 and E4, in May 2016 the yard introduced the almost 20-metre long Elling E6. And in early 2018, Elling Yachts went a step further and launched the E6 Highline: a semi-custom yacht with an impressive new interior design.
Elling Yachts has been on the market for more than 20 years and its vessels remain as popular today as they were at the start. More than 300 yachts produced by this well-known yard sail all over the world today, and have time and again proven themselves to be very reliable and solid in addition to having a tough, stylish appearance.
No ocean too big
Thanks to their reinforced, bulletproof Kevlar hulls and economical yet strong engines, Elling vessels can withstand even the most extreme weather conditions. While some Elling owners are happy to enjoy the peace and comfort in the Mediterranean, others easily make the demanding crossing from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean.
Following the success of the E3 and the E4, the yard was ready for a new adventure. A design brief was formulated for a new model, calling for an extension of the tried-and-true successes of its predecessors, but bigger, faster and more luxurious. This was the start of a new generation of world-class Elling yachts. Working together with Vripack and using the E4 as a starting point, the yard developed a larger yacht with more living space, enormous double glazed windows, spectacular sailing characteristics and exceptionally luxurious interior options. The result was the amazing Elling E6 – powerful, safe and elegant.
Home away from home
Anyone who boards the E6 instantly recognises all the indulgences of home – and more. The standard configuration includes an extensive galley, three luxury cabins, two bathrooms, a large eight-person salon upstairs and a separate eight-person lounge/TV room below. The E6’s enormous pilothouse is truly fantastic, comprising extra-large windows and an ample sliding roof that enables the perfect alfresco feeling. Two luxurious steering seats and a cosy settee in front ensure that the person at the helm never has to sit alone.
The Elling E6 has many other advantages: for example, it is self-righting and low-maintenance, produces very little noise (only 67 dBA at top speed), and has excellent insulation which makes it suitable for every season. The auxiliary engine with separate fuel tank ensures that the boat can always make it safely to its home port in the event of engine failure. And anyone prone to seasickness has nothing to fear on this yacht: a Seakeeper Gyro stabilisation system reduces the rolling motion of the E6 by 85%, ensuring the best possible stability in the water.
Seeing is believing
Innovative 360º Virtual Tours are available on Elling Yachts’ website to show off the E3, E4, E6 and E6 Highline. Those who wish to experience the models in real life are welcome to visit the yard at its facilities in Aalst or at one of the boat shows it plans to attend.