Navigate with safety, performance & comfort
Our sailboat, overhauled and optimized by us, is a 14.75 m long and 4.30 m wide cutter rig sloop. Designed by the French naval architect Sylvestre Langevin and built by Chantier Gilles Voisin, their experience and reputation definitely guarantee our safety on board.
Robust & trustable yacht
We can go anywhere
Due to our oceanic routes, we decided to have an aluminum hull once is extremely strong and light. As an expedition type, our boat is ready to explore any area of the world with confidence. Since we have a lifting keel, we can explore shallow anchorages and tiny docks that would normally cause problems.
Comfortable & Spacious
It is easy to feel at home
A large saloon with a fully equipped galley, consisting of 2 double cabins in the stern, 1 double V-cabin in the bow, two additional single berths in the saloon, 2 heads with toilet and washbasin, a separate shower room, an external hot water shower and a technical room.
Solar energy & power generator
By having a solar power plant at the stern of our sailboat, we can reduce the need to use fossil fuels during our trips. At the same time we have a 5.5kW 220V generator on board to ensure the sustainability of our trips.
A playground of toys
All toys are available and free for use
We carry a kayak, a super paddleboard, snorkeling equipment and different sizes of fins, a dinghy with a 5 hp engine, fishing equipment, books, table games, hammocks and even musical instruments so that you can enjoy every moment of your trip.
Cutter rig sailing yacht
Rigging and Sails
Our sailboat is equipped with a fully battened mainsail, a 150% furling genoa, a furling staysail supported by running backstays and a symmetrical spinnaker for cruising. For the Atlantic crossings, we carry a storm jib and a storm mainsail to ensure that we are prepared for any weather conditions.
History of “Elphilau”
Giving a second life to a sailboat
We met “Elphilau” on Horta Marina in June 2019 during one of our trips, when a friend of mine pointed her at me when I asked him: ” Ei João, don’t you know a good sailboat for SailZen?” and he pointed “That one! You have a yacht there to go anywhere in the world.”
Quickly I ran into the boat and felt the click that whispered, “This is the boat I have been looking intensively all over the world for the last two years”. After some visits and negotiations, we finally bought “Elphilau” in December 2019. Considering the condition, furnishings, and high-quality materials used in its construction, we quickly fell into the dream that this was the perfect project for us.
We give a second life to a sailboat that was built with a lot of love, dedication and care. The Swiss “father” of this creation built the interior himself under the supervision of the naval architect, using high-quality materials. This Sir dedicated 6 years of his life to this amazing project which made us even safer, prouder and happier to embrace this concept and apply our dedication and knowledge to this amazing yacht.
Thanks to our professional experience we are able to manage the complete conversion, which will take place from April 2020 to April 2021. We are renovating and optimizing to provide the perfect platform for our needs around the Atlantic Ocean, whether it be for holiday travel, expedition trips or pedagogic trips.
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