Rob Humphreys designed performance aft cockpit cruising yacht with versatile 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout and fantastic racing and cruising specification.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
MALLEMOK is one beneficial owner example of the Rob Humphreys designed performance aft cockpit cruiser from Elan Yachts in Slovenia. Boasting a very modern design with twin rudder, broad stern, semi-chined hull and a retractable bowsprit, she is both extremely fast and also very stable.
Extensively updated over recent seasons and fitted out for both competitive offshore racing and effortless family cruising, MALLEMOK is the perfect ‘do everything’ yacht.
Her inventory highlights are many and include:-
• 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout with master cabin forward and two heads
• 2.25m Lead bulbed fin keel
• Volvo D2-55 engine with Flexofold carbon fibre propeller
• Twin Carbonautic composite helm wheels with Jefa steeering
• Keel-stepped rig with control lines led aft to cockpit
• German mainsheet system with dedicated mainsheet winches
• Harken electric control line winches
• Retractable carbon fibre bowsprit
• Selden sub-deck genoa furler plus Tuffluff for racing
• Retractable anchor fitting
• Tender garage
• Raymarine instruments with recent Axiom plotter and AIS
• Webasto heating
• Electric heads
• Fridge and freezer
• Saloon TV
• Carbon fibre passarelle
• Extensive sail wardrobe from One Sails and Elvstrom
• Lithium service battery extension system
Offered for sale exclusive of VAT, MALLEMOK is an ideal option for UK-buyers or non-EU buyers looking to enjoy cruising in the Mediterranean.
The Elan 450 is developed for blue water sailing as well as family cruising. Bringing together the best of two worlds, she benefits from the VO70 inspired twin rudders and broad open transom, while ensuring unparalleled comfort below and on deck. Designed by Humphreys Yacht Design, Elan 450 is intended for sailing yachtsmen, who don’t compromise neither on the sailing performance, stability or control, nor on the level of comfort, whether in the 3- or 4-cabin layout.
The Elan 450 sets new standards in short-handed sailing in its class. An impressive sail plan with a tall fractional rig, swept aft double spreaders, increased mainsail area, non-overlapping headsail and optional large gennaker handled by the retractable bowsprit maximizes her sailing performance while taking full advantage of the precise combination of deep lead keel and twin-rudder steering system.
Twin rudders deliver great directional control and allow for much easier sailing in rough conditions. As they immerse further with increasing heel angle, the leeward rudder will always be in its most efficient position whilst the windward rudder will be creating very little or no drag. Twin rudders deliver outstanding performance under sails without sacrificing the responsiveness while steering, and capability of fast blue water passage making.
Twin steering wheels, main sheet traveller mounted on cockpit floor, 3 pairs of powerful winches, German main sheeting system are the essentials for fast passage making.
The ergonomic cockpit is designed for easy movement and pleasant life on board. The cockpit table storage in the cockpit floor, large cockpit lockers, recessed space for sprayhood, gangway offer exceptional comfort while cruising or moored. Transom can be opened for a more comfortable access to the sea and doubles as a useful storage space.
The yacht’s beam allows for an uncluttered interior with huge amounts of natural light coming through the strip of deck hatches that runs the length of the coachroof. The bright and airy saloon with U-shaped settee and large saloon table on starboard can accommodate the crew onboard whilst saloon’s portside offers a settee with an optional entertainment area, practical chart table and wet locker along with spacious second head compartment provides a relaxing feeling. The modern look is ensured by horizontally grained Aningre wood with Wenge type laminated floorboards.
The traditional 3-cabin layout offers a luxurious owner’s fore cabin with a large island double berth and generous head compartment with separate shower stall. Identical aft cabins offer lots of storage and optimum ventilation.
Seen in plan view, the Elan 450 looks like the base of an iron, with a sharp, plumb stem and the maximum beam about three-fifths of the way down the boat, carried aft to relatively flat sections and a tremendously wide transom with twin rudders.
She looks like a performance machine, but Rob Humphreys and the team at Elan swear she is really aimed at cruising yachtsmen – in fact, less of a race yacht than the Elan 410.
That means she is revolutionary – this type of thinking may exist on performance racers, but has never been seen to this extreme on a production cruising boat…
…I was keen to sail the Elan 450 in a good breeze to find out if the semi-chined hull really works – the theory is that, as the boat heels, she sits on the angle to present a very long, but very narrow profile to the water…
…Going upwind she made an easy six knots, tacking through between 75° and 80°.
Tacks were smart and positive, with the minimal overlap headsail flicking swiftly across and the boat quickly finding and keeping the groove with little effort.
Once or twice we managed to achieve a respectable heel and see a clean wake peeling off the angled hull astern and the leeward rudder sitting vertically in the water to give maximum power.
The helm felt very positive with no slack and good feedback and, although the tip of the windward rudder is still in the water in these conditions, there was no noticeable effect on the helm. In lighter winds the helm is still light and positive…
…Bearing away to a close reach, she managed around 6.5 knots, after which we pulled out the retractable bowsprit and hoisted the gennaker.
Pointing up to around 70° she made a maximum of 7.5 knots, falling away to 6 knots on a reach and 4.5 knots further off the wind.
One noticeable feature of the design is that the Elan 450 really is a ‘boat with gears’.
In the variable wind strength we experienced, the 3 knot difference between 7 and 10 knots made a step change in performance.
She slips along well… but give her an extra few knots and she really takes off…
…Under gennaker she felt very stable and with the twin rudder and huge form stability of her broad hull you should be able to drive her hard into strong winds while still retaining control.
The cockpit layout works well for the helmsman, with practical seating to windward or leeward and intelligently placed blocks for bracing…
…Below decks the beam of the yacht allows an open, uncluttered layout, with a huge amount of natural light thanks to the strip of deckhatches that runs the length of the coachroof…
Extracts from Yachting World – August 2008
• Our understanding is that the vessel is CE certified for category A (unlimited ocean voyages).
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• White hull with a blue flotation and decorative line
• Hull is a moulded sandwich construction vacuum resin infused with multiaxial fiber glass, isophtalic resin for best strength.
• Gel Coat NPG for a slick finish,
• Hull frame glued and resined to the hull
• Deck in high density balsa sandwich
• GRP non-slip deck finish
• Teak laid cockpit sole and seating.
Keel & Rudder:
• Fin keel with steel blade and lead bulb
• Twin GRP rudders with Jefa steering
• Self-aligning upper and lower bearings.
Engine & gearbox:
• Volvo D2-55 4-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine producing 55hp
• Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger.
• Volvo saildrive gearboxes
• Electric single lever gear/throttle control.
Engine Maintenance & Performance:
• Engine hours approx. 1,688 of as Spring 2023
• Engines last serviced – 2023
Propulsion & Steering:
• Jefa steering mechanism:
• Twin Carbonautica composite helm wheels
• Emergency steering.
• Flexofold carbon folding propeller - 2022
• 12vDC domestic system with 220vAC system via shore-power or inverter
• Digital battery level monitoring at chart table.
• 1x 12vDC engine start battery
• 12vDC service batteries with BOS30 lithium extension battery system - 2021
Charging / Inverter:
• 12vDC/220vAC battery charger
• 12vDC engine mounted alternator.
• 220vAC Shore-power supply with ring main and 220vAC sockets throughout.
• 12vDC sockets throughout.
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
• Pressurised fresh water system with 12vDC high-pressure pump.
• Hot water supplied via engine-driven calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element in well-insulated hot water tank - 2019
• Hot & cold pressurised water supply throughout including cockpit shower.
Grey and Black Water:
• Grey water from showers and sinks discharged to sea.
• Black water discharges to holding tank.
• 12vDC automatic bilge pumps
• Manual bilge pump
• 155 litres fuel capacity
• Digital tank level monitoring at chart table
• 440 litres fresh water capacity
• Digital tank level monitoring at chart table
Grey & Black Water:
• Black water holding tank
• Digital tank level monitoring at chart table
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
• Raymarine Axiom 9” HybridTouch GPS chart plotter with WiFi – 2021
• 3x Raymarine ST70 multi-repeater at helm
• 2x Raymarine ST70+ maxi repeaters at companionway
• Raymarine ST70+ autopilot control head
• MSI LCD screen at chart table for connection to computer
• Steering compasses at helms
• Raymarine RAY240E VHF Radio with DSC and external speaker
• Cockpit station for Raymarine VHF with speaker
• Gimballed stainless steel gas stove with 3x burners and oven
• Isotherm 12vDC front-opening refrigerator - 2016
• 12vDC top-opening freezer - 2016
• Twin inset sinks with hot & cold mixer tap pressurised salt water supply
• 2x Jabsco 12vDC electric toilets
• Hot & cold pressurised water supplies.
• Webasto Top Evo diesel-fired hot air cabin heating system – overhauled 2021
• CD/radio with speakers in saloon and waterproof speakers in cockpit
• Sony LCD TV in saloon
Summary of Accommodation:
• Sleeps 6 in 3-double cabins, plus further occasional berth in saloon. Two heads. Linear galley to port of saloon and forward facing chart table aft of saloon to starboard.
Accommodation layout from Forward:
• The forward owner’s cabin is large, with a big centre double berth and a two-person settee to port. Plentiful stowage, with a large hanging locker, several high-level lockers and two big drawers in the foot of the berth.
• Generous heads ensuite has room for a separate shower, divided by a neat, cylindrical screen.
• The main seating area is to starboard, with a big folding table surrounded by a U-shaped settee with a two-seater settee opposite. Each settee has lockers and a bookshelf behind, while the space beneath is occupied by tankage, etc. Forward of the port settee is a unit with a drinks cabinet under a lifting lid, a small drawer and a locker in the kickspace.
• To port is the navstation, which faces forward. There’s stowage for paper charts below the lifting lid and also room for instruments on the lockers to port, with the breaker panel and shorepower switches ﬁtted below. There’s a large locker in the chart table seat and a stack of three soft-close drawers built into the pedestal. Behind the seat a tall unit provides a short, drained wet locker complete with a heater outlet, while below is a pull-out, two-compartment bin.
• The galley is a large L-shape, with a huge front-opening fridge facing the companionway. Adjacent is a double sink with a drained compartment behind for washing-up liquid, etc, while in the corner is a top-opening freezer. There’s a large locker below the sink, while on the other arm of the L a three-ring cooker is fitted, with a sliding worktop section for when it is not in use.
• Guests have a choice between two aft cabins: choosing the port cabin gains ensuite access to the aft heads, while the starboard one offers more stowage. Both have generous double berths and a good-sized shelved locker.
• The aft heads with electric WC, sink and shower. Ensuite access to port aft cabin as well as saloon.
• Horizontally grained Aningre wood joinery
• Wenge type laminated floorboards.
• Synthetic stone counters in galley and heads
• Red alcantara upholstery in saloon
• White vinyl headlinings
• Deck head and side window blinds
• Selden aluminium anodised mast and boom
• Keel-stepped 9/10 fractional rigged mast with 2-sets of swept-back spreaders
• Stainless steel wire standing rigging - 2010
• Selden rod vang with block & tackle adjustment, led aft to cockpit
• Genoa sheet tracks on side decks
• Selden Furlex 300TC sub-deck genoa furler
• Harken towable genoa cars
• German mainsheet system
• Harken full-beam adjustable mainsheet track on cockpit sole
• Battencar sliders
• Single-line reefing system
• Holmatro hydraulic split backstay adjuster
• Retractable carbon fibre bowsprit
• Dyneema running rigging
Tuffluff – 2021
• 2x Harken 2-speed manual self-tailing primary winches in cockpit
• 2x Harken 2-speed manual self-tailing mainsheet winches forward of helm
• 2x Harken 2-speed electric self-tailing control line winches at companionway
• One Sails offshore regatta mainsail – 2021
• Elvstrom inshore light mainsail
• One Sails cruising mainsail - 2010
• 2x Elvstrom regatta genoas (used twice only)
• One Sails furling jib – 2018 (used twice only)
• One Sails staysail – 2018 (used once only)
• Storm jib
• One Sails cruising Code Zero – 2012 (very lightly used)
• One Sails racing Code Zero – 2018 (used only once)
• Kevlar fully-battened mainsail with 2-reefs – 2006
• 157sqm heavy duty gennaker
• 170sqm light airs (up to 11 knots) gennaker
• Stainless steel guard wires and stanchions.
• Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
• Side boarding gates to port and starboard
• Retractable bathing platform providing access to tender garage
• Carbon fibre passarelle
• Boarding ladder.
Anchoring & Mooring:
• Retractable stainless steel anchor fitting
• Lofrans 12vDC electric reversing anchor windlass with remote control.
• Chain counter.
• Delta style anchor with 80m stainless steel chain.
• Warps and fenders.
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Sprayhood with stainless steel frame
• Bimini with stainless steel frame
• Cockpit cushions
• Stackpack wth lazyjacks
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.
• 4x Fire extinguishers - 2021
• Liferaft 8 persons - 2021
• 4x lifevests
• Inshore and offshore medical kits – 2021
• 406Mhz EPIRB
• MOB buoy
• Extra tricolore
• Extra VHF antenna as per standard rules
• Lopolight masthead light – 2022
Lying: Nr Cagliari, Sardinia
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Lead Broker: Jascha Bach
Tel: +31 641 486879
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