Elan Impression 444i

Luxury Bluewater Performance Cruiser
Boat Name: Carpe Ventum
Summary Information:
  • Modern Luxury in a Performance Bluewater Yacht
  • LOA: 45'
  • Beam: 14'
  • Draft: 6' 3''
  • Mast Height from WL: 63' 3''
  • Displacement: 24,030lb
  • Ballast: 7,319lb

The Elan 444 Impression has many features few can match, creating a class of it's own marked by great sailing characteristics, a bluewater pedigree and an upscale, modern layout that will be valued by the bluewater cruising couple or family.
And this ELAN has the track record to prove it with one transatlantic crossing under her belt and several voyages to Bermuda and the Caribbean Islands. She is rigged for long distance cruising and is 100% ready to go again. No expense was spared and you'll be hard pressed to find a comparable boat with as much high quality gear on board as this ELAN. All the hard work and preparation has been done for you. When we say it's turn key, it's more than turn key. If you're looking for a fast bluewater yacht, and one that will turn heads, look no further than Carpe Ventum!  
About Elan Yachts: 
Elan Yachts are handcrafted in Slovenia under strict quality control standards. Designed by Rob Humphreys, known internationally for his expertise in designing sailing yachts that successfully combine fast, modern hulls with all the comfort and convenience demanded by today’s cruising sailor. Rob Humphreys also designs Oyster Yachts.   
All Elan Yachts are built under the constant supervision of Germanischer Lloyd. With a long history of more than 150 years, Germanischer Lloyd is setting the highest demands in boat building industry today. Each Elan Yacht carries a GL certification as ultimate proof of durability, quality, and safety. In fact, all Elan Yachts are delivered with a CE Certificate and meets the requirements of European directive 94//25//CE for recreational crafts. The CE class A category certificate (unlimited Ocean voyages) is issued by Germanischer Lloyd. 
Layouts and Accommodations: Enjoy your journey in style below deck, with an airy interior and plenty of natural light coming from various deck and hull windows. Designed as a semi deck-salon, Carpe Ventum's SALON features a large settee around the salon table on portside and another settee on starboard. With the salon table enlarged, it accommodates comfortably the crew and even a few visitors. The salon offers plenty of space where children can play and the generous galley will cater the most demanding crew. There is also a comfortable well-designed NAVIGATION STATION. The nav station features ample space for paper charts storage under the large navigation table and there is a dedicated nav desk seat. CABINS AND HEADS: The luxurious owner’s FORE-CABIN features a large double berth, lots of storage and plenty of natural light coming from the deck hatch and two ports. The SAILOR’S CABIN is also forward. This cabin has bunk beds, accommodates two, and features ample space for storage. The TWO AFT CABINS are comfortable as well and very bright. The generous main head compartment offers a separate shower stall. The aft head is convenient to both aft cabins and to the companionway steps. Aft-most head is roomy with separate shower; saltwater manual flush toilet Forward-most head with saltwater manual flush toilet; has shower capability Each toilet has Y-valve for directing waste to holding tank (20 plus gallons) or directly overboard. Holding tank can be pumped out topside or emptied using macerator. Macerator replaced 2017. All Lighting is LED Upholstery covered and in good condition Curtains or Blinds on Ports and Hatches (2) Dorade Vents
  • The L-shaped galley is located at the bottom of the companionway steps to port.
  • It is functional and well equipped, with numerous storage solutions
  • Isotherm refrigeration
  • Isotherm freezer
  • propane stove and oven
  • double staineless steel sink
  • Kitchenware: Dishes, pots, pans, utensils, etc
Hull and Deck:
  • Twin Steering Wheels - ensure a spacious passage forward
  • Cockpit Protection - well protected from sprays by high cockpit sidewalls
  • Atlantic aluminum stern arch with Dinghy Davits
  • Mounts for Solar Panels and Wind Generator
  • 2016 Highfield Ultralight 310 (10.5ft) Aluminium Hard Bottom Dinghy
  • 2016 Yamaha 9.9HP 4-Stroke Outboard with Canvas Cover
  • Davit for Outboard
  • NEW Bimini and Dodger
  • LED Lights in Cockpit and Companionway Steps
  • Lofrans windlass
  • Spare Lofrans windlass
  • New 2015 ROCNA 25kg anchor with 270’ of 3/8” ACCO G-4 chain (2017)
  • Stern anchor: Fortress FX-23 with chain and line rode
  • Emergency anchor: over sized Fortress FX-37
  • Attachment points for safety lines in cockpit
  • Auxiliary Manual Bilge Pump
  • Radar Reflector
  • Tri-color Lights at Masthead
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • (2) Fishing Rod Holders
Total Horsepower: 55
Engine-1-description item:
  • Volvo Penta D2-55 with Sail Drive
  • 2850 hrs. Very clean and in excellent condition.
  • Recent service with fluid changes completed.
  • 3 Blade Flex-o-fold prop
  • Fuel: 65 gallons
  • Water: 200 gallons (1 tank = 50 gal, 1 tank = 150 gal)
  • Holding: 26 gallons
Engine and Mechanical Equipment:
  • Yacht has received regular and timely maintenance always
  • Wabasto Heater
  • Cruise R/O Watermaker: 30 gph nominal; 2017
  • 110V Electrical System - Originally built with 220 VAC system and 12v DC
  • In 2015 retrofitted to 110 VAC leaving 220 VAC system in place
  • Also expanded 12v DC system throughout boat.
  • Batteries:
  • All batteries are Lifeline AGM (6 are 2016 and 1 is 2018)
  • House batteries; 4 each 125 Ah; total 500 Ah
  • Bow thruster: 2 agm batteries
  • Alternative Power:
  • Charger/invertor: 2000 watt true sinewave with remote panel control/meter
  • 400w portable inverter
  • Solar: 500 watts mounted on stern arch
  • Wind generator: D400 mounted on stern arch
  • Generator: Honda 2000i with cable to attach directly to shore power connector
  • 100 Amp Engine Alternator
  • Raymarine C90W Chartplotter
  • Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot
  • Reserve Autopilot Electronics
  • Raymarine ST60 TriData
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind
  • Raymarine Radar 4KW
  • Scanstrut Radar Mount (holds radar horizontal constantly)
  • Raymarine VHF fixed at Nav Station with remote mic onboard but not installed
  • Portable VHF (2)
  • com M802 SSB with SCS DR-7400 Pactor 4 Dragon Modem
  • Easy Navtex Weather
  • Kenwood Radio/ CD/ WSB Player at Chart Table - 2 Speakers in Cockpit
  • Wifi Rogue Wave booster on board but not installed
  • Router for LAN in boat
  • Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone
  • External Antenna for Satellite Phone in cockpit
  • TV Antenna at Masthead
Sails and Rigging:
  • Jib: North 3di 130% roller furling - like new
  • Main: North (5 full battens, 3 reef points) - like new
  • Inner forestay (removable) is located immediately behind the standard forestay.
  • Other Sails:
  • 90% jib; hank on inner forestay; very good condition
  • True storm jib; hank on inner forestay; very good condition
  • Asymmetric spinnaker (2015); excellent condition with one repair
  • Hardware:
  • Harken Winches: 2 cabin-top and 2 primaries
  • 10 clutches on cabin-top (all lines run to cockpit)
  • Selden Mast
  • Furlex furling
  • Rigid Boom Vang
  • Harken Bosun's chair
  • Portable air conditioner for dockside use
  • High capacity dehumidifier for long term storage
  • Propane tanks; two 10-lb aluminum
  • Barbecue plumbed (but removable) directly to propane tank
  • Scuba tank, regulator, BC for medium sized person, etc (new, never used)
  • Assorted snorkeling gear (both men and women sizes)
  • Stern shower
  • One 12v DC outlet at stern on starboard side
  • Fenders
  • Dock Lines
  • Spare Lines
  • Screens for Hatches and most Ports
  • Custom screen for companionway
  • Tools
  • Assortment of Spare Parts
  • EPIRB Seabrake - sea anchor and emergency steering
  • Monitor Emergency Rudder
  • Plastimo Transocean Liferaft, ISO 9650-1 for 6 people
  • 4 Helly Hansen Emergency Survivial Suits
  • Dan Buoy - Telescopic Buoy with light and small sea anchor
  • Plastimo Rescue Sling
  • Handheld Spotlight for searching with cable for plug-in at helm
  • Heavy Duty Wire Cutter
  • Wire Rig Emergency Repair with Clampers
  • Wooden dowels for emergency repair of hull penetrations
  • Plastimo Foghorn
  • Emergency Flare Pack with additional flares
  • 4 Self-Inflating Offshore PFDs, 3 tethers and 3 additional PFDs
  • Bow to Stern Jacklines
  • Gas Alarm under the deck
  • Smoke Detector