Sleek New Model Takes Shape at Elandra Yachts

October 20, 2015

Yachting Journal

Photo: Elandra Yachts

Press release - Elandra Yachts has moved closer to bringing its latest model to life, with the impressive form of the all-new Elandra 49 taking shape at the luxury motor yacht company’s Gold Coast plant this week.

The sleek, sporty shape of the Elandra 49 has now emerged with completion of the prototype’s hull at the hands of Elandra’s experienced team of boat builders and designers.

Development of the highly anticipated Elandra 49 follows the stunning release of the Elandra 53, billed as an industry game-changer upon its launch in September 2014 and more recently, at its showing at the 2015 Sydney International Boat Show.

Destined to find favor with those looking to enjoy the thrill of sedan-style cruising while capitalizing on style and comfort, the Elandra 49 sports yacht has been developed with the same aesthetic as the breathtaking Elandra 53, incorporating the brand’s signature broad beam while combining quality craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology with free-flowing design and impeccable finishes.

Elandra Yachts founder and managing director Luke Durman said the team was excited to see the prototype of the new model taking form, with the deck to be placed next week.

The luxurious, yet practical, Elandra 49 more than adequately accommodates modern family cruising, with two beautifully appointed queen staterooms, including the full-beam master suite and ensuite featuring private shower and separate toilet, while the second stateroom shares a generous bathroom with a single or optional double bunk bed cabin on the portside.

An entertainer’s dream, the expansive saloon includes the aft-cockpit lounge, which converts with incredible ease from a u-shaped dinette to a coffee setting, as well as a second chaise lounge that adjoins the cockpit.
Concertina bi-fold doors open out to the cockpit, creating a sweeping deck space that replicates the applauded design of the larger 53 model.

Durman said the Elandra 49 would be powered by twin Volvo D11 670 or Caterpillar C8.7 650 horsepower engines, and was made for extended cruising, weekend trips and entertaining, with the option of an extended hydraulic swim platform.

From a functional sense, owners will appreciate the storage garage, accessed from the swim platform to provide plenty of space for all those items that go along with fun on the water, including inflatables and fishing gear.

With each vessel carefully crafted to meet buyers’ specifications from a virtually limitless range of available customisations, Elandra Yachts delivers a product that meets superyacht standards in its finish, and is guaranteed to stand out at whichever port it graces.

The Elandra 49 is scheduled for release in August 2016.

Elandra Yachts has fielded feverish interest from prospective buyers since its September 2014 launch, and recently announced the appointment of Michael Usina as President of Elandra Yacht Sales in the Americas, fast tracking the company’s international growth.

Australia’s newest brand in high-end motor yachts is currently in a period of rapid growth, with $3.5 million committed to research and development over the next two and a half years.

Design is also underway on a new 60-foot plus model.