Gold Coast boat builder, Elandra Yachts, is set to reveal two models of its 16.15-metre yacht, the Elandra 53, at its premier at the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) this Thursday.
Since its launch in August 2014, Elandra 53 has enjoyed great success, showcasing at the Gold Coast Expo 2014 and Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2015. The brand has since announced three sales of the new design, plus interest from New Zealand and the US.
Luke Durman, co-founder and director of Elandra Yachts said, “The Elandra 53 is a game-changing boat. This a true long-range cruising motor yacht which will equally appeal to the owner who wants to stay aboard for a weekend or a week with friends and cruise the waterways of Sydney Harbour, Pittwater and way beyond.”
Set to display the diamond-grey hulled sport yacht and the full-optioned hazelnut-gold hulled versions at the show, which takes place between 30th July and 3rd August 2015 at Darling Harbour and Glebe Island, the Elandra 53 offers free-flowing design of a superyacht standard, described as ‘the Bentley of the Sea’. She will be on display at the Cockle Bay Marina until 2nd August.
Durman continued, “We designed and built the Elandra 53 to superyacht quality – the result is superior performance, reliability and extended durability, which people have responded to. We are delighted by the market acceptance of Elandra. It’s a great endorsement. We are now well underway with construction on hull number three, and are confident of orders from Sydney.”
Elandra 53 offers a single-level entertainment concept, with a spacious cockpit and through glass bi-fold doors to the convertible saloon lounge/diner and galley designed by Tom Barry-Cotter. A number of alternative arrangements are also available depending on the requirements of the yacht owner.
With a beam of 5.25m, Elandra 53 has a three-cabin and two-bathroom accommodation configuration, including a full-beam master suite amidships. Adjacent to this is a lavish en-suite facility with private WC and shower.
Durman commented, “This is a big volume boat. You get a sense of space more comparable to a 60-footer, and the finishes are to superyacht standard, appealing to all the senses.”
Interior joinery features tactile American walnut timber grain, with en-suite tiles in an opalescent Mother of Pearl. She also feature top-of-the-range European appliances in her galley and a CZone system to control the boats entire electrical systems to pre-set operating modes.
Above her large hydraulic-lift swim platform is a garage designed for a 2.8m Williams Jet Tender with activation by a sophisticated launch and retrieve system. The engine room is created to offer full-standing height and there are cavernous twin lazarette bays on each side of the garage.
Grant Senior, a member of the Elandra Yachts management team believes that the convex shape of Elandra 53 helps with her stability, allowing her to carry the weight of engine options, jet tenders, water-makers and equipment around the stern area without affecting performance. He said, “Elandra yachts will be particularly stable and secure in heavy sea conditions.
“Power is provided by a pair of MAN R6-800 six-cylinder turbo diesel engines with common rail fuel injection. The engines deliver up to a rated 588kW (800hp) of power and 2,700Nm of torque. This package sets the boat up for exceptional performance all the way from 18 to 30 knots.”
Also at SIBS, Elandra Yachts will reveal plans for the next model in the range, the Elandra 49, which will then be launched at the following Sydney International Boat Show in 2016 – one version of which has already been sold.
For more information, visit Elandra Yachts.