Today at Milan Yachting Week – The digital boat show we went to find for you four 12/13 boats that are “chic.” They are distinguished by not being approved for aesthetics, quality and solutions to current boats. In short, they are boats “out of the chorus,” different from all others, and worth a visit to MIlano Yachting Week. Here are the four “chic” models, also intended to maintain a good second-hand price over time. Boats you can compare by visiting them now.

Elan E5 (m. 11.96 x 3.87) To go full throttle while being comfortable

TheElan E5 is the perfect compromise between cruising and performance. In the Elan E5, the cruising interior and exterior ergonomics for small-crew use are married with a retractable carbon-fiber bowsprit, furling genoa, through-mast and adjustable split backstay, the double rudder blade. The designer of the Elan E5 is one of the design gurus, Rob Humpreys.

Learn about the Elan E 5, HERE.


Grand Soleil 42 LC (13.85 x 4.16): how I revolutionize “blue water” for you

With the LC (Long Cruise) range, the Italian shipyard Grand Soleil has redefined the concept of the long-range, blue water cruising boat. What did he invent? A boat with “infinite” space but with performance and equipment worthy of a racing yacht. The result is clearly seen in the new Grand Soleil 42 LC, the smallest in the range and perhaps the most successful. Its “made in Italy” style has also reached Australia where it has become a cult boat. And you can’t say that Australians don’t understand boats! The Grand Soleil 42 LC is available in a “cruising” version or even in a sport version without a rollbar and without the helmsman’s benches.

What are the secrets of the Grand Soleil 42 LC’s success? Find out about them HERE.

Hallberg Rassy 40C (m. 13.06 X 4.18): the secret of success that is renewed

An example of renewing ourselves in tradition is offered to you by the new Hallberg Rassy 40C. You’d better visit the boat docked at Milan Yachting Week – The digital boat show now. You will discover how the shipyard’s craftsmen, the Rassy family and the great designer German Frers have managed, for example, with the new Hallberg-Rassy 40C to have volumes equivalent to the HR44 in terms of the salon, aft cabin and galley. In combination with a well that has exactly the same measurements as HR44.


Here’s how Hallberg Rassy changes, find out HERE.

Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 (m. 12.58 x 7.20): with two hulls lots of extra space

Here you are aboard the sailing catamaran Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42, and immediately you will understand that in boats with two hulls, space is about 50 percent more than in a traditional monohull. And there is no better example to call a boat like Astrea 42 a true second home on the water. And what a boat! The great strength of the Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 is in comfort with bright and spacious interiors. Every volume on board is designed to provide a luxurious and practical lifestyle. TheAstréa 42 is available in a Maestro version, which features a master suite with private bath and two double cabins with two private baths, or in a Quatuor version, equipped with four double cabins and four private baths.

To visit to understand how the catamaran is a seaside villa, HERE.



Federico Rossi
Author:Federico Rossi


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