• Impression 43 - 43' 8" FT

    Every detail ensures an enjoyable and safe journey


This Elan yacht has been designed with every comfort in mind. Leisure when cruising is guaranteed. Relaxation and enjoyment are a priority – everything from the large volume, sunbathing areas in the cockpit, an outdoor grill and fridge, to microwave and coffee machine options.


The cockpit is built for enjoyment at anchor, as well as sailing pleasure. Ample seating for up to 10 people will make sure everyone is comfortable on board. The optional modular cockpit table converts into two sunbeds and enables lounging and sunbathing in the cockpit as well. Beautifully designed steering pedestals can support 9-inch electronics and a myriad of other instruments that one might wish for. The twin helm with composite steering wheels offers freedom of movement aboard.

There are plenty of cockpit lockers as well, offering enough space for a life-raft and any other equipment that needs to be on hand.


Owners can choose between three- or four-cabin versions. The three-cabin version includes an en-suite with an island bed and a spacious head with a separate shower, while the four-cabin version adds a cabin with bunk beds that is perfect for families or groups of friends.

The interior is built with a “rustic” oak veneer and marine-grade plywood, contrasted with modern grey-coloured storage cupboards. A solid oak finish is applied wherever the furniture is expected to go through the most use to increase its durability.

Construction and Design

Boasting a modern widebeam hull, this yacht offers much more space than previous models. Due to the continuing tradition of a raised coach roof, which we call the “semi-deck-saloon”, it holds its own against competitors as well.

It will surprise no one that the hull and sail plan were designed by Humphreys Yacht Design. Rest assured that the yacht will therefore have great sailing characteristics – even fully-loaded larger displacement yachts.

The yacht’s aesthetics were styled in cooperation with the Pininfarina design studio, a relationship that birthed the multiple design award-winning Elan E6 and is now continuing with the Elan Impression 43.

The hull and sail plan are optimised for easy shorthanded sailing. Elan’s recognisable 3D VAIL composite technology creates a light, stiff and incredibly safe construction style. The VAIL or vacuum-assisted infusion lamination process creates a solid hull without imperfections or air bubbles, which, in combination with the vinyl ester outer layer, makes the yacht osmosis-proof. The “3D” part of the vacuum-assisted infusion lamination is applied to the vertical and lateral stringers, which ensures the best mechanical properties of the hull and rigging and is the secret behind the Elan’s famed hull stiffness.

The deck is also constructed using VAIL technology, which adds to the lightness and durability of the yacht and improves the mechanical properties of the composite. Moreover, the construction technology process is safer for the workers and the environment, as it protects the workers from chemical exposure and reduces waste.

The yacht has twin epoxy rudders, designed by Humphreys Yacht Design, constructed in-house and optimised for rigidity, endurance and control. The twin rudder design provides finger-tip steering and reduces the tendency to broach.

Technical Specifications

  • Length Overall:

    13.32 m | 43’ 8’’

  • Length Overall (with bowsprit) :

    13.60 m | 44' 7"

  • Hull Length:

    12.82 m | 42'

  • Length of Waterline:

    12.20 m | 40’

  • Beam :

    4.25 m | 13’ 11”

  • Draft (standard):

    1.95 m | 6’ 5”

  • Draft (option):

    1.70 m | 5’ 7”

  • Air Draft ( incl. antenna):

    19.90 m | 65’ 3”

  • STD displacement :

    11,100 kg | 24,471 lbs

  • Ballast (standard):

    3,541 kg | 7,807 lbs

  • Ballast (option):

    3,686 kg | 8,126 lbs

  • Engine (standard):

    Yanmar 4JH45 45 HP

  • Engine (option):

    Yanmar 4JH57 / 57 HP

  • Engine (option):

    Yanmar 4JH80 / 80 HP

  • Engine (electric option):

    Oceanvolt electric TBQ

  • Fuel Capacity:

    287 L | 75.8 US gal

  • Water Capacity (standard):

    270 L | 71.3 US gal

  • Water Capacity (option):

    470 L | 124 US gal

  • Mainsail (standard):

    46.68 m2 | 502.5 ft²

  • Mainsail Furling (option) :

    42.10 m2 | 453.2 ft²

  • Self Tacking Jib (standard) :

    34.1 m2 | 367 sq feet

  • Genoa (option) :

    41.30 m2 | 444.5 ft²

  • Gennaker:

    118 m2 / 1,270 ft²

  • I:

    16.30 m | 53’ 6”

  • J:

    4.815 m | 15’9”

  • P:

    15.20 m | 49’10”

  • E:

    5.43 m | 17’10”

  • Design:

    Humphreys Yacht Design & Elan Design Team

Boat Plans

  • Standard | 3 cabins, 2 heads
  • Option    | 4 cabins, 2 heads