Built in Slovenia, this new 40-foot Rob Humphries design brings the real meaning of “Gran Tourismo” to the yachting world
It was a lovely, light air morning on the Chesapeake Bay the day after last fall’s Annapolis sailboat show when we got a chance to give the new Elan GT5 a test sail. We’d had our eyes on the boat all through the boat show and had spent some time climbing around aboard inspecting the new Rob Humphries design. With its pronounced chines in the after sections, plumb bow, broad, folding transom, stylish cabintop and big rig, the GT5 looked unique, innovative and fast. In fact, it looked a lot like a Class 40 that has been tricked out with cruising accommodations. Read more.