Cal's Evals » ELAN 35 Swing-Wing Tri

Release Date: 1/11/2011

ELAN 35 Tri

 

The ELAN 35 is an attractive trimaran from a family of boats designed and built by Multi-Winds International. It is evaluated in comparison with the averages [in brackets] of nine other trimarans with waterline lengths ranging from 34 to 35.83 feet as follows:

 

Displacement: 2.0 tons [3.08 tons]

 

Length Overall: 35.00 feet [36.61 feet]

 

Length at Waterline: 35.00 feet [35.06 feet]

 

Beam Overall: 24.00 feet [27.49 feet average]

 

Beam between outrigger centerlines: 21.7 feet [25.71 feet]

 

Sail Area (Main plus genoa): 750 sq. ft. [745 sq. ft.]

 

Displacement/Length Ratio: 46.65 [72.26]

 

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 44.16 [34.85]

 

Base Speed: 12.32 knots [11.31 knots]

 

Kelsall Speed Prediction KSP: 12.10 knots

 

Texel Rating: 89 [100.25]

 

Bruce Number: 1.67 [1.47]

 

Stability Speed: 13.82 knots

 

Kelsall Stability Index KSI: 23.24 knots

 

The boats used in the average include names like Crowther, Dragonfly, Farrier, Hughes, Newick, and Corsair. (See details of these boats in Multihull Data on this site.)

Multi-Winds International has an active website with additional photos http://homeworkersonpc.net/GLM/Elan%2035.htm .

Calvin H. Markwood
Engineering Analyst
Multihull Dynamics, Inc.

Contact Cal: multihull.analysis@comcast.net