Elling Yachts presented its E6 model. At 65 feet in length, she is a solid, safe cruiser with great autonomy. She has some distinctive and unique attributes, such as her ability to right herself in the event of a capsize and the presence of a second auxiliary engine that guarantees a return to port in the event of a catastrophic failure of the main one.
The Ellings are built by Neptune Marine, which has 40 years of experience and are designed and built to be the safest cruise ships in the world. With a range of 3,500 nautical miles, the Elling E6 could cross the Atlantic, explore the Norwegian fjords, or complete the Great Loop without refueling.
The E6 is powered by a single 900hp Volvo D13 diesel and tops at 21 knots. He also has a stock 75hp Volvo D2 with shaft drive and folding strut; With this auxiliary engine, the boat sails at 7 knots.
Kevlar is the main protagonist in the construction of the hull. The shipyard conducts rollover tests to demonstrate that the E6 can right itself in a 360-degree rollover. She has an Ocean Category A, CE classification for offshore safety. Standard bow and stern thrusters make docking easy, even with a single main engine.
The Elling E6 has four cabins. The main bedroom is aft for privacy, with a queen-size bed, plenty of storage space, and a suite bathroom. A VIP bedroom with a queen bed is located forward, and a third cabin is off the lower galley; It has access to the living room and can be used as an independent cabin or office. Aft is a crew cabin with a toilet, shower, and entrance from the transom. A garage there is large enough for a 12-foot Williams dinghy.
The kitchen has enough space to prepare gourmet meals. Perfect for entertaining your friends and family, and equipped with a large Miele refrigerator with freezer and dishwasher. Plenty of storage space and marble countertops, which are easy to clean.
The pilothouse has two ergonomic seats facing the helm and a double sofa so guests can keep the captain company. Visibility from the helm is excellent. A curved sofa, a table in front of a television, and two armchairs in the living room complete the room. Large windows provide more visibility, and a sunroof that opens at the touch of a button.
The E6 has a low center of gravity for stability on the go. Its low profile makes it attractive to anyone cruising the ICW or planning to take the time to make the Great Loop, which features many low bridges along the route.
The E6 meets the demands of the true cruising boater. The E6 is a beautiful combination of the traditional and the modern within a well-proportioned style.
The Dutch have always had a very rational approach to yacht design, placing fashion at the bottom of their list of priorities.
Elling has given the E6 transatlantic autonomy, and, like its smaller brother, the E4, they have also made it self-righting (able to right itself when capsized) in the event of a capsize. You can safely navigate rough water when you are in the Elling E6. In addition to safety, the E6 comes equipped with Seakeeper gyro stabilization to reduce roll in the open sea for more comfort.
It is not a yacht to look at. But for those Boaters who venture into deep and rough waters, the Elling E6 is a unique option.