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2004 Elan 40

Lefkas, Greece


Elan 40 Performance built 2004 to Rob Humphreys design. Impressively equipped and maintained performance cruiser in 2nd private ownership, never chartered.

Rare owners 2 cabin version. Accom for 4/6 in 2 cabins and saloon, single heads. Powered by 40hp Volvo MD 2040 (1600 hrs approx.) folding prop. Wheel steering, 2.1m fin keel. Selden Performance Rig, Main Sail (new 2021) standing rigging replaced 2015 . Solar panels, holding tank, a wealth of spares and extra equipment. In 2nd private ownership, never chartered. Ready to go. VAT paid Euros 87,000

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Elan
Model: 40
Year: 2004
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Elan
Designer: Rob Humphreys Yacht Design
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Length Overall: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Waterline Length: 37'10 ft / 11.53 m
Beam: 12'7 ft / 3.83 m
Max Draft: 6'8 ft / 2.03 m
Min Draft: 6'7 ft / 2.01 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: MD 2040
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Hours: 1600
  • Engine Location: Center


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers


Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR


Built by Elan Yachts, Slovenia to Rob Humphreys design 2004
GRP hull deck and structure
Fin keel
Teak trim in cockpit
Wheel steering

LOA- 12.20m    40’0’   (12.2m)
LWL- 10.24m   33’58  (10.3m)
Beam- 3.83m   12’56    (3.8m)
Draft- 2.05m        6’7    (2.1m)
Displacement- 7,600kg
Ballast- 2,555kg


Volvo MD 2040, 40HP, 3 cylinder, diesel, saildrive unit (approx. 1600 hrs – Sept 2022)
3 blade folding propeller by Flexofold
Spare 2 blade original fixed prop
Volvo Penta single controller and instruments in cockpit

2 Fuel filter, one with water separator
Sea water filter
Engine alternator 55A with spec Greiff regulator
Excellent all round accessibility to engine, Spare Engine Head Joint


Domestic Batteries: 2 x Bosh 100 a/h new 2019 (professionally tested in 2022 – 100% capacity)
Engine Starter Battery: 1 x Bosh 100 a/h new 2019 (professionally tested in 2022 – 70% capacity)

12 v system on board & 220v shore power
Solar Panels: 2 x 100 W + 2 x 50 W flexible solar panels installed on bimini (removable)
Victron Smart Solar MPPT controller with Bluetooth + Victron BMV-700 accumonitor +battery temperature and charging sensor;
2 spare controllers;
1 spare solar panel


Fuel:   135 ltrs in single tank + 2 x diesel cans. 10 ltrs with funnel
Water: 265 ltrs in 2 tanks
Holding: single tank approx. 40 ltrs

Hot water boiler/calorifier 20 ltrs, 220v and engine
Electric bilge pump
Electric shower pump
Electric pump for black water tank
Electric drinking water pump with pression chamber and foot pump

Rig and Sails

Mainsail –White Hybrid (Dynema), Tri-radial, full battened with Selden batten cars by J Sails (2021)
Genoa – Furling, White 3 time laminate, by Victory sails, UV protections (2011)
Spinnaker - 3 radial with extra big bag by Lee Sails Lightly used
Jennaker, Lee Sails used once

Selden performance mast, keel stepped, fractional rig, aluminium silver anodised,
4 spreaders, windex all stays in stainless steel wire, Dyform, new 2015.
All turnbuckles inox new 2015
4 protection covers for turnbuckles
2 folding steps on the mast

Selden single line reefing unit from cockpit
Mechanical tension unit with handle for backstays adjusting(x1)
Main halyard- Dynema + spare Terylene (x1)
Genoa halyard- Terylene (x1)
Fittings for a second forestay on deck and mast
Outhaul in the boom for mainsail controlling
1 x Spinnaker halyard
2 x flag lines with flags
Spinnaker boom with (x1) lift and double downhaul in the cockpit
1 x Jib pole
Selden mainboom Rod kicker - in the cockpit.
All halyards and tensioners running to cockpit

All Harken winches with Delrin bearings
Steering Wheel, black, leather covered, 1 emergency tiller
2 x Harken Halyard winches 2-speed 48’s
2 x Harken Mainsails winches, 2-speed, 44’s
2 x Harken Genoa winches, 2-speed, 44’s

Main sheet traveller car adjusting sheet
Barber hauler for Spinnaker sheets to cockpit
Barber hauler for Genoa-sheets to cockpit
2 genoa sheet car adjusting sheet
Down hauler for Gennaker, to cockpit


Accom for 4 in master owner cabin and fore cabin.
Approx 2m headroom
Single berth port side saloon.
Modern mahogany interior
Chart table with compartment for sea charts
Bookshelf, lockers and many drawers in the saloon
Large folding saloon table with stowage locker for bottles in the middle

Hanging lockers: 1 in aft cabin, 2 in forward cabin
Stowage under all berths with top access
2 large lateral stowage shelve in forward cabin
1 large lateral stowage shelve in aft cabin,
Lockers and shelves along the hull in saloon

Jabsco marine toilet (new pump and base 2021) secured with easy accessible inlet and outlet sea cocks
Washbasin with pressurized tap /cold and warm
Stowage locker under the sink with access to sea cocks
2 mirror in the bathroom and 1 big in forward cabin
Shower room with seat and locker
Wet locker with drainage in the shower room


L-shaped working top
12v Isotherm refrigerator
3 ring cooker and oven
Double round sinks, inox with foot pump.
Lockers and drawers for appliances, dishes and cutlery
Above and under the worktop, locker for drinking glasses
Rubbish bin under the worktop
Lots of additional stowage under the floor boards

New mattress front cabin (2021)
2 sets of cotton covers for saloon
CD/Radio Pioneer, with 2 speakers
Clock/Barometer Analogic and Electronic


Lofrans 100w electric windlass
20kg Rokna anchor (2022) with 65m chain (2022) + 20m rope – 10mm gauge.
25kg Delta anchor
20 kg FOB anchor
6+1 large fenders

Sprayhood (2022)
Lazy Bag (2020)
Removable Sun shade zipped on lazy bag (2020)
Winter cover (3 piece)
Swim platform.
Foldable Inox swim ladder
Deck shower
Table for cockpit
Small coffee table for cockpit


Plotter - Navionics on Ipad with special waterproof case and fitting at helm (sold separately – 500 EUR) Echosounder
Raymarine ST60 Autopilot Raymarine 6001
Garmin GPS
VHF - ICOM + New to be installed Standard Horizon GX-1400GPS with DSC
Plastimo Olymipic 135 Compass

Speed Instrument, Depth Instrument, Wind instrument Raymarine ST60,
Raymarine Tridata ST60,
Handheld VHF Cobra HH 350
LED nav lights


3D Tender TWIN V SHAPE 270m GREY/WHITE (2022)
Suzuki DF 2.5S Outboard 2.5hp (2021)


Plastimo Cruiser life raft (2020) - For 6 people
EPIRB - Ocean Signal Rescue Me MOB1 – EPI3100 (2022)
Life Jackets - 3 x CREWSAVER Crew fit 180N Pro Automatic Harness + 1 Spinlock Deck vest Lite + 1 for children (2019 – 2020)
3 fire extinguishers
1 manual & 1 electric bilge pumps
Fire blanket
Musto grab bag
Life buoy
Emergency tiller

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.

Owners Comments

We are the seconds owners purchasing her in 2019, boat has never been chartered, maniacally maintained and continuously upgraded. She is very fast and seaworthy, set up for racing but never raced. Truly ready to go.

We consider her to be in very good condition, constantly maintained and lightly sailed during summer in Greece. Always wintered ashore.

Second owners (couple with one children), first owners elderly Swiss couple from new.

- Performance features: beautiful waterlines excellent building standards (Performance Yacht of the year 2004) comparable to an X or J, performance mast and keel, recent Dyform standing rig with full check in 2022 (documentation available) running rig all dynema, radial sails with new (2021) main hybrid (dynema) 3 reefs
- high quality woodworks and beautiful interiors
- set up for solo / short hand sailing, automatic reefing and main sheet to the cockpit
- ideal for med sailing, well ventilated bimini, shade and sprayhood
- fully equipped and truly ready to go
- Hard to find anything similar in this price range

List major maintenance and upgrades 2019 - 2022

2 new flexible solar panels 100 W and fitting on bimini
Portable VHF
2 Life Vests Crewsever 170N
LED navigation lights

New engine Silent Blocks
New rudder Bearings
2 new flexible solar panels 50 W
Rig Tuning
Led Mast Light
New Lazy Bag and Sun tent zipped to lazy bag
New Wind station on mast head + Raymarine ST 60 Series Wind instrument, Speed Instrument, Depth instrument
VHF Standard Horizon GX 1400 GPS
Plastimo Life Raft
Cleaning Engine Intercooler

Mainsail Radial Full Batten in Hybrid-Dynema (Contender)
Main Halyard in Dynema
Outboard Suzuky DT 2.5
outboard crane
Jabsco Toilet Pump and base
Solar Panel Controller Victron: MPPT 100/20 with Bluetooth, Temperature Sensor and Battery sensor BMV 700
Servicing of all winches
2 Spinlock life vests
Mast seat
Lazy Jacks (still to be installed)
60 m floating line

Tender 3D tender 270 Twin Air
Rochna 20 Kg Anchor
60 m 10 mm chain Lofrans
Anchor Windlass Wireless Remote Control Lofrans Thetis
EPIRB PLB1 ocean signal
Life vest Crewsaver
60 m floating line
Full Rig check with Report by Way Point (no relevant remarks)

Title Documents and Tax

Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.

Copy of current Belgian Flag
Copy Purchase Contract 2019 (English/French)
Copy of previous German Registration (1st ownership)
Copy VAT Tax paid invoices from purchase in 2004

Declaration of Conformity
Germanischer Lloyd - Statement of Conformity
Copy of old Greek DEKPA cruising permit
Evidence of TEPAI cruising tax paid

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

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Additional Contact Information

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