Elan 31

  • The Elan 31 is a popular yacht which is fast in light winds but also easy to handle in more challenging conditions. The cruising family feels more in control and gains confidence with themselves and the boat. The Elan 31 provides a total package which gives the owner and crew a rewarding sail. Powerful winches and extensive use of ball-bearing blocks make easy to handle it, while the ergonomically-shaped cockpit is comfortable for cruising, and racing too. The interior is laid out to feature a number of practical and comfortable solutions combined with fine craftsmanship. The deep heavy keel complements a well-balanced hull to ensure high stability and good control, even in adverse conditions.

    Technical specifications

    Model: Elan 31
    Type:
    Length: 9.2
    Beam: 3.2
    Draft: 1.85
    Displacement: 4500
    Motorboats: Volvo Penta
    Horse Power: 18
    Day by day capacity: 10

Destinations where you can hire a Elan 31

  • Yacht charter in Vigo
  • <p>Why not opt for a <strong>yacht charter in Vigo</strong>, Galicia which lies on the gorgeous Spanish coast? The largest city in Galicia, a region in the northwest of Spain. Its name derives from its location along the Ria (fjord) with the same name and this area of Spain offers a different kind of sailing holiday compared with a Mediterranean charter. It is also one of the largest natural ports in Spain and a very important fishing port. So take one of our yachts on a Spanish sailing holiday and enjoy a fantastic holiday on the coast, in the cities and in the beautiful Ria de Vigo! </p> <p>Visiting this area of Spain, Galicia, on a yacht charter is growing in popularity although it is not as well-known as Spain's Mediterranean yacht charter destinations, so you will find yourself being able to enjoy your sailing holiday in a more secluded atmosphere. The climate can be described as oceanic, although the summers and winters are usually warm because of its sheltered location, surrounded by mountains as well as the Cies Islands out in the bay towards the sea. During your holiday you´ll be blessed with pleasant weather conditions throughout a long sailing season. Don’t worry about sailing the boat yourself, even if you consider yourself a yachtmaster, you can take a skipper with you so you can sit back and relax! </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>The ports in this area of the Spanish coast will cater for your every need during your sailing holiday and every marina is very pleasant to stay in. The main port in this Spanish city has numerous bars and cafes that allow the seafarers to meet and exchange their yacht charter experiences with other sailing enthusiasts. In addition, after a long day at sea, there is nothing better than to sit at one of the coastal bars and enjoy a cold drink, or a deliciously fresh shellfish dinner. Furthermore, you could sail around the northwest coast of Spain and visit the nearby port or marinas along the coast, in Coruna and the Bay of Biscay to add to your Spanish sailing holiday. If you are worried about finding a marina in Vigo and Galicia, don’t, there are plenty of anchorages and marinas for you to moor you boat or yacht at when you fancy a break from sailing. </p> <h2>What to see and do</h2> <p>This city that lies on the Atlantic Spanish coast is the perfect place to experience true navigation, being surrounded by a deep blue sea and a stunning wild environment that will allow you to disconnect from the world. There are many places that you can sail to in order to enjoy the stunning local environment. Apart from sailing, you can also do water sports like surfing, as the waves are a great attraction for surfers from all over the world. Just imagine sailing your own yacht up and down the Ría de Vigo, the cities gorgeous estuary that opens out to the Spanish Atlantic Ocean. </p> <p>The historic center holds the majority of activities that this city has to offer, from eating in one of the many shellfish restaurants, to walking into its bars, clubs and sun decks to enjoy the midday sun or very animated nights. </p> <p>Discover a very festive atmosphere, especially during the summer. You will be able to enjoy street performances, concerts, and the city center’s bars, which remain full from sunset until deep into the night. If you would like to get to know the Spanish culture, and discover one of the best gastronomies, a yacht charter in Spain is one of the best options for your next holiday. </p> <p>The majority of the shops can be found spread out through the narrow streets of the city center, especially on Principe Street. You also have the opportunity to visit traditional markets such as the market of A Pedra, where you will be able to find local products that you will not see anywhere else. </p> <p>On the outskirts of the city you will find Romanic ruins, such as the Santa Maria de Casterlos cathedral, of the XV century, and the XII century Santiago de Bembrive Cathedral.</p> <p>The city has a great ship building and sea faring legacy. Nowadays it is the home of six of the most important shipyards in Spain. This might be perhaps due to the ease of access by ship to many places in the region. The easy access that sailing on a chartered yacht offers to the coast, the Cies Islands, or the beaches and the nearby towns, makes the decision to spend your holiday on a yacht charter in the region a right one.</p> <h2>Beaches and Coves</h2> <p>Vigo’s coast has 38 beaches and coves where you can enjoy a sunny day on the beach, or simply admire the views of the bay of Rias Baixas from the deck of your ship.</p> <ul><li>O Vao beach</li><p>Has a large extension of fine sand where you can always find people windsurfing, playing volleyball and having fun with other beach and water sports.</p> <li>Samil beach</li><p>One of the most popular beaches, due to the quality of its services and to its proximity to the urban area. On it you will be able to find a long promenade with ice cream stands, restaurants and shops of all types that will entertain you through your walk.</p> <li>Rodas beach</li><p>It has been awarded the title of the best beach in the world by the British paper, The Guardian. It stands at more than one kilometer in length and sixty meters in width. It is one of the most beautiful as well, due to the turquoise color of the water and the dense vegetation that can be found right behind the white sand. Don’t forget to visit this beach, it’s perfect for relaxing! </p></ul> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p> Galicia is a place with a lot of green areas due to the type of landscape, temperature and humidity. </p> <Ul> <li> A Riouxa Park </li> <p>This place of 60 hectares has a large number of tree species, some brought from different corners of the globe. </p> <Li> Castrelos Park </li><p>220,000 m² is the extension of this park, which also has a museum inside. It also has an outdoor amphitheater where events are organized. </p> <Li> Monte O Castro </li><p>This park has the best views of the surrounding landscape and the estuary. It is a mountain located in the middle of the city which also has an archaeological site within. </p> </ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The local gastronomy is recognized throughout the world for its flavors, the freshness of its products and for its high quality. Fresh fish and shellfish are typical products of the coastal region and are unmatched in flavor. </p> <p>Dining in Galicia will immerse you into a myriad of unique flavors. Its cuisine is much more than a gourmet experience, it’s an entire ritual. The gastronomic culture has manifested itself in all the daily customs, from the appetizers to the tapas and after work beers, or the weekend family barbecues. </p> <p>On top of this, there are dozens of gastronomic fiestas that are dedicated to show off all the local products. Typical Spanish dishes can also be found at these parties, dishes like the fried squid and the empanada. </p> <p>Sailing in Vigo on a yacht charter will give you the opportunity to discover first hand all the customs and secrets of this Galician city. You will taste its exquisite cuisine while aboard the yacht that best adapts to your needs. So make 2016 a year to remember and enjoy a holiday in Vigo, the Bay of Biscay and Galicia which will be an unforgettable experience. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Murter
  • <p>A yacht charter holiday in Murter is the perfect way to explore this island, a nautical centre in Central Dalmatia. Only 6 metres away, it is connected to the mainland by a draw bridge, making it very easy to reach. A <strong>yacht charter in Murter</strong> will allow you to enjoy the island´s sandy beaches that are hidden from the crowds who flock to the larger ones. It´s strategical position - at the gate of the Kornati Nature Reserve – makes it an attractive destination for sailing enthusiasts. </p> <p>Rent a boat in this Croatian city on board one of our bareboat or crewed yachts and enjoy a fantastic time sailing in Dalmatia and Croatia and around the multitude of islands that the coast offers there. Furthermore, visit stunning towns and marinas such as Biograd, Rogoznica, Trogir, Sibenik, Kornati and a host of other places in the Adriatic and the Mediterranean Seas. Also, if you feel like sailing to a new marina or town every day, you can, the coast of Croatia is all accessible by boat in a few days so don’t worry! </p> <h2>What to do</h2> <p>There is so much to do on your yacht charter in Murter. It is the main town of the island that bares the same name, which belongs to the Kornati archipelago, consisting of over 160 islands, islets and rocks. The authentic stone arched alleyways, popular and simple houses, stone walls covered with vines in the historic center, protect from oblivion the story of how it was one day: a settlement of the High Roman Empire with rich summer houses. Currently, they are witnesses of the growing number of archeological sites on the island and in the sea. </p> <h2>What to see</h2> <p>This town is exceptionally attractive to sailors for its marina and its proximity to the Kornati islands. If you're not a professional sailor, surely the beautiful sandy shores (Slanica) and temperate and clean sea will call your attention. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>There are a few places on the island where you can moor the boat. Some of them are: </p> <ul><li>Hramina Marina</li><p>This port is located on the island and has a capacity of 400 boats. It can also accommodate ships with a maximum draft of 3 meters and a maximum length of 30. </p> <li>Betina Marina</li><p>Located northeast of the island, this marina has 240 berths. Boats must have a maximum length of 30 meters and a depth of 5. </p> <li>Jezera ACI Marina</li><p>This port has 225 berths with a capacity of 5 meters deep and 25 long. </p></ul> <h2>The Coastline</h2> <p>One of the "must do" things whilst on your yacht charter in Murter is to take a trip to the neighboring area of Kornati which consists of 140 islands of various sizes, 89 of which are included in the Kornati National Park thanks to the beauty of their numerous coves and clear blue waters. These bays provide tourists with endless options to anchor their boats and appreciate the spectacular scenery. </p> <p>Most of the islands are inhabited and the majority of the area belongs to the residents who go there to tend olive fields and vineyards. With your rental yacht, you can take daily trips to the Kornati islands, and enjoy a number of sports, such as tennis or a wide selection of water sports. Some of our favourites are: </p> <ul><li>Podvrske beach</li><p>A small nudist beach where one can find areas of sand, rocks and gravel. It is possible to fish and enjoy water sports such as snorkeling, beach volleyball and water polo. The beach has a dock for small craft, a place from where one can jump into the water as well as a nice bar. </p> <li>Slanica beach</li><p>Slanica beach is one of the most beautiful and most popular in the area and is appropriate for families and young people. There are several bars in the bay area attracting a large number of young people who spend the day sunbathing. There are many coves in close proximity to this beach. </p></ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Delicious food is waiting for you on your yacht charter in Murter. The Croatian gastronomy is varied and known as a region based cuisine, since each region of Croatia has its own culinary traditions. The modern roots are based on older periods and on the differences between traditional culinary customs of the inhabitants of the interior and those of the coast. In the coastal regions there is a heavy influence of the Greek, Italian and French cuisines. </p> <p>Some of the typical Croatian dishes are: the Janjetina, which is lamb decorated with Mediterranean herbs; the Ćevapćići, a roasted meat in the form of a sausage that is served with onions, pita bread and mustard with potatoes; black rice and the sea spider salad. </p> <h2>Culture</h2> <p>You’ll fall in love with the town and Croatian culture during your yacht charter in Murter. Apart from beautiful beaches, during your visit in Croatia you will have the opportunity to appreciate historical architecture and island’s long history beginning with a Roman settlement. You will also find plenty of beautiful landscapes, and large fields of olive and fig trees, which are the traditional crops grown by the locals. </p> <p>Rent a boat, yacht or catamaran either skippered, bareboat or crewed and fall in love with sailing on your holiday along the coast of Croatia in Murter. Make sure to sail to the nearby destinations such as Zadar, Kornati, Biograd, Rogoznica. Trogir, Dalmatia, Sibenik, plus many more places in Croatia and along the Adriatic coastline. So rent a boat from us and explore marinas, beaches and islands that are different to your average Mediterranean sailing holiday! </p> <p>Due to the wonderfully clean seas, the Mediterranean climate, amazing landscapes and friendly locals, a yacht charter in Murter makes a great Croatian holiday. Exploring natural and cultural beauty on board a beautiful sailing or motor yacht is a truly fascinating experience. </p>

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Divide the cost of the yacht by the number of passengers, and you'll find in most cases, that it's cheaper than an equivalent week long stay in a hotel.
Drop anchor in a quiet cove, and enjoy wonderful evenings and the tranquility of the cove, allowing you to avoid the typical holiday crowds.
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