Slovenian builder’s new E6 proves design hit
Slovenian boatbuilder Elan has picked up two prestigious design awards in the last week for its latest project the Elan E6. After last year’s Red Dot award for its GT6, the builder repeated the accolade with another win for its E6. The Red Dot Design Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. The Red Dot Label has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after marks of quality for good design
The E6 was also recognised by judges in the International Yacht and Aviation Award 2022 in the category for ’Best Sailing Yacht Design’. Notably the 47ft performance cruiser was up against a host of 100ft-plus superyachts, but still managed to claim top honours.
According to Elan, a key objective behind the E6’s design was to express the yacht’s dual-purpose ethos - luxury and performance - through the yacht’s look and feel, while keeping true to the established form of the E Line. Famous Italian design studio Pininfarina took up the challenge and gave the E6 a strong feel, using a few fluid lines for a unique look and masculine energy, while preserving the elegance in the silhouette. The result is a sailboat with pure shapes and a modern style.
Source: IBI news