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Elan - Impression 494

The Elan 494 was designed by Rob Humphries to deliver a consistently pleasurable sailing experience with fast cruising and easy handling, even when short-handed. The hull design is matched by an optimal rig and sail area, ensuring the yacht is stable and safe in every sea condition. She has a very high pointing ability without sacrificing downwind performance.

There is accommodation for 10 in 4 cabins and the saloon. There is a master cabin forward, a pair of doubles aft, a crew cabin with Pullman bunks and a saloon table that makes a very comfortable double. With space for all of those people, the 3 heads make life aboard comfortable.

The large U-shaped galley is forward of the saloon, to port and there is a full sized navigation table at the end of the starboard setee.

Easy handling is helped by the twin wheel - twin rudder system, delivering better control and handling even in extreme conditions. The self-tacking jib system, a through-deck furling genoa and furling gennaker keep you moving in all but the very lightest zephyrs.

The deck layout is designed to allow the helmsman to trim the sails himself, with all sheets run back to two winches directly in front of each steering wheel.

Comfortable accommodation, easy handling and cruising in style on the Mediterranean.


This particular Elan 494 has a great layout, with a master cabin forward - with an en-suite heads and shower, twin aft cabins and a pair of Pullman berths. The saloon table can be lowered to make another large double bed and is large enough to comfortably seat everyone that can sleep on board.

There are 3 further heads compartments with showers and hot water.

The saloon has the galley at the forward end with one of the heads opposite and a large chart table amidships to starboard.

The large U-shaped galley has a double sink, a fridge, freezer, stove with oven and a lot of storage, as you would expect for a boat with this number of berths.

Entertainment comes from the Radio/CD player and the TV with built in DVD player


Raymarine Echo Sounder

Raymarine Log

Raymarine Wind

Raymarine Autopilot

Garmin Plotter



Nautical charts and nautical guide


Engine Battery 1 x 110 Ah,

Service Battery 3 x 110 Ah,

Winch and Anchor Battery 2 x 110 Ah

Shore power connection

Battery Charger


The large U-shaped cockpit has 2.1 metre cockpit seats and there is a separate sun bathing area forward of the mast.

The centre of the cockpit has a table containing a fridge, for the all important cool drinks and this boat has cockpit speakers.

The twin wheels sit behind a pair of Harken self-tailing winches on each side, placed so that the sails can be controlled easily from the helm and the headsail and main sheets run under the side deck, to make forward access clutter free.

Aft of the wheels there is an electrically operated bathing platform with a swimming ladder with storage beneath.

The liferaft is stored under the port helms seat.

There is an electric windlass, a second anchor and a Bow Thruster to make anchoring and berthing simple.

Electric winches



Sails & Rigging

This Elan 494 has Genoa Furling and In-Mast Furling for the mainsail, which is controlled by a German mainsheet system with the sheets running back under the deck to a pair of Harken winches that are accessible from both helm positions.

The Genoa sheets run back under the deck to their own self-tailing Harken winches at the helm position.

The Selden rig has twin swept back spreaders and an adjustable split backstay that gives open access to the cockpit.

Main sail area 59,00 m2

Genoa 48,00

Total Sail Area 107,00 m2


Distress flares,

First aid kit,





Nicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in Croatia.
  • © 2015 Nicolle Associates
Category:Sailing Boats
Subcategory:Blue Water Cruisers
Model:Impression 494
Mooring Country:Croatia
Year built:2013
Sales status:available
Length:14.9 m/49 ft
KW:75.0 hp
No. of cabins:4
No. of berths:8
WC & bathrooms:3
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