Relish is a well presented example of the Elan 43 and a great value vessel for a family or couple looking to go cruising.

The Elan 43 is well considered as a safe and comfortable passage making yacht, and with the inclusions found on Relish its easy to see this boat cruising extensively along the Australian East coast or further afield! The current owner has done some very good upgrades, and there is a good history of quality maintenance throughout the different ownership periods. The boat has competed in a number of ocean races, including multiple Sydney to Hobart races further proving the reliability of this yacht. Please don’t hesitate to enquire if you require further information.

Boat Specs

Length 13 m
Beam4 m
Draft1.95 m
Price$ 119,000

Boat Inventory

Reference Number
Elan 43
Hull Material
GRP with white moulded gelcoat finish. Underbody antifoul
$ 119,000
Vessel Name
Launch Year
4 m
1.95 m
8,200 kg
Deck Material
GRP with white moulded gelcoat finish
Keel / balast
Elliptical shaped cast iron keel fin. 3,200kg
J&J Design
Elan Yachts

Yanmar 4JHBE 4-cylinder
Steering: Stainless steel steering wheel connected by cable and quadrant to large, semi-skeg balanced rudder. Emergency tiller plugs directly to the top of the stainless-steel rudder stock.

Engine Hours
Fuel Capacity
140 L in a plastic tank
Fuel Type
Stainless steel shaft passing through PSS dripless shaft seal to Hydralign 3- blade feathering propellor.
Relish has a good sized, safe cockpit with access to swim platform in the transom. the cockpit has teak laid decking in good condition, and the area is ergonomic for sailing, and the area is protected from the elements by near new bimini and spray dodger.
Deck Gear
Large stainless steering wheel on pedestal with compass, 6 x Barbarossa deck winches, spinlock jammers, stainless steel rails, stanchions, and handrails.
Hydro-Force inflatable tender
Ground Tackle
Galvanised plough anchor and anchor chain with GDI 601 Electric Windlass
Near new bimini, spray dodger, steering wheel cover and boom bag- Navy
Relish is a 3-cabin layout with two ensuites. The interior is in good condition with varnished teak interior and blue tone upholstery and marine carpet.
The large owner’s cabin is aft and has a large double bed, good storage and adjoins the aft head with separate, private door. Two guest cabins forward- bunk cabin to port and double V-berth in the bow. Hanging locker and second head accessed from forward of the mast bulkhead.

Main Saloon: The main saloon and galley are together and it’s a good space with plenty of natural light and ventilation thanks to large deck-head windows and hatches. There is a large, comfortable dinette for up to 6 people and excellent storage outboard of the dinette. The navigation station just aft of the galley on the starboard side accommodates all the navigation and communication equipment.
The galley is to starboard and forward in the saloon. It boasts the following features:
- Smev 3-burner gas cooktop and oven
- Large front opening fridge
- Under bench icebox/ storage area
- Stainless steel sink with hot/ cold water and salt water
- Good outboard storage
12V Upright fridge unit with freezer compartment and under bench ice-box
Water Capacity
400 L in 3 S/S tanks
Hot Water System
Upright hot water heater with heat exchange off engine or 220V when on shore power.
Safety Gear
Safety gear to be audited at time of survey, but vessel was CAT 1 in 2018 for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Equipment includes:
- 6-man life raft stored in aft cockpit locker (out of service)
- SOS inflatable dan buoy
- Gas certification 2009 # 569051
- Fire extinguishers, fire blanket
- Life Jackets, bosuns chair etc
12V electrical system fitted to the vessel with 20 breaker DC panel. System is supplied by 2 x 12V AGM batteries with isolation switches under aft berth. DC system services usual consumers such as cabin and navigation lights, fridge, navigation, and communication etc etc. The engine has a stand-alone start battery. Charging is via engine alternator with Balmar MC-614 charging regulator, 80W Sunyo solar panel or Dolphin 12V/20A shore power charger.
Raymarine electronics package with the following equipment:
- Wind Anemometer, boat speed/ depth trough hull transducer
- 2 x ST60 displays
- 1 x i70 analog wind display
- 1 x i70 pilot control at helm and Raymarine pilot
- Raymarine C80 chart plotter in navigation station with Radar
- Codan HF radio, Raymarine VHF radio and Hand-held VHF radio
- Fusion sound system
- Analog barometer and ships clock
Sail Inventory
Dacron mainsail and headsail onboard. Serviced Feb 2021. Other sails in storage are 3 x spinnakers, 2 x headsails, 2 x storm jib, trysail, and spare mainsail.
Mast Rigging
Selden Deck stepped, 2-spreader, masthead aluminium mast and boom. Forestay fitted with Selden Furlex 200S manual headsail furler and boom is fitted with lazy-jacks and boom bag for easy handling of mainsail. Selden Rod-kicker boom vang and spinnaker included. All running rigging is relatively new and wire standing rigging replaced 2016.
General Remarks
Fenders, mooring lines, barbeque, boat hook, cockpit cushions, galley ware, bedding, towels, spares, suitable historical records.

Disclaimer: Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided, details are intended as a general guide to the vessel and its contents. Details are supplied by sellers and the accuracy of those details cannot be guaranteed by Vicsail.

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