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40' Elan 40


QUIXOTE is a good example of this Rob Humphrey designed and Elan built fast cruising yacht. She is particularly attractive with her deep lead keel and performance rig as well as having a high quality Teak interior.  Recent upgrades of the electronics package with Raymarine autopilot and instruments make this an excellent cruising yacht.

  • Make: Elan
  • Model: 40
  • Year: 2002
  • Length: 40ft
  • Name: QUIXOTE
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Brisbane, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Racers and Cruisers
  • Keel: Bulb Keel
  • Designer: Rob Humphreys Yacht Design
  • Builder: Elan Marine Slovenia 2002
  • LOA: 40 feet
  • LWL: 33.58 feet
  • Beam: 12.58 feet
  • Max Draft: 6.5 feet
  • DryWeight: 15840 pounds
  • Ballast: 5621 pounds
  • Displacement: 15840 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Yanmar
  • EngineModel: 3JH2BE
  • EngineYear: 2002
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • EngineHours: 2010
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 69 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Double Berths: 4
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

Recent Upgrades
  • New batteries
  • New battery charger
  • New windlass motor
  • New Raymarine tridata 
  • New Raymarine wind indicator 
  • Haul out and NEW bottom paint August 2020
Sail Inventory
  • Cruising mainsail - heavily used but still serviceable.
  • Racing mainsail - 15 years old but not heavily used.
  • Racing 150 headsail - 15 years old but not heavily used.
  • Inner staysail - hank-on heavy weather jib - 15 years old but rarely used.
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker - 15 years old with dousing sock - lightly used.
  • Symmetrical Spinnaker - 15 years old but rarely used.
Sail Area

IJPE : 736.00 sq ft
I : 48.92 ft
J : 14.25 ft
P : 45.75 ft
E : 16.92 ft
Working Sail Area : 736.00 sq ft

Keel Details

Max Draft: 5.58 ft

  • 1 x Yanmar 3JH2BE inboard diesel engine.

  • Total Power: 39hp

  • 3 x cylinders.

  • Raw water cooled with fresh water heat exchanger.

  • Stainless steel shaft drive with Bronze 'P' bracket.

  • 3 Blade Bronze folding propeller.

  • Cruising speed: 6.5 knots.

  • Maximum speed: 7.5 knots.


  • Fuel capacity:  40 gallons - 151 litres.

  • Water capacity:  66 gallons - 250 litres.

  • Hull Deck and superstructure are all of GRP.

  • Teak laid decks to cockpit seating, cockpit sole and bathing platform.

  • Deep lead 'L' shape keel 2.4m.

  • Balanced spade rudder.

Manufacturer Provided Description

Designed by top international yacht designer Rob Humphreys, the Elan 40 succeeds in combining modern technology and expertise with a respect for tradition, elegance, and stylish good looks. The deck layout of the Elan 40 reflects the many years of designing, building, and sailing experience that were put together to conceive this boat. The clean deck features the very best deck hardware available, while the ergonomically designed cockpit guarantees comfort for both the crew and the skipper. The helmsman's seat cants forward to create easy boarding through an open transom as well as a raised platform for easier visibility. Down below the Elan 40 is just as thoughtfully designed and well-laid out. She can sleep eight in three cabins: two doubles aft, two V-berths forward and two in the saloon. The heads are situated to port, aft of the navigator?s seat and opposite the galley, while the settees offer spacious comfort around a large dining table. The high-quality joinery, flowing lines, and beautiful craftsmanship shine through in every detail.

Additional Features


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Broker Details

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales
415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office
3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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