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The new Elandra 47 Sport Yacht unveiled at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

The new Elandra 47 Sport Yacht unveiled at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

Australia’s motoryacht builder Elandra Yachts has unveiled plans for its next model, the Elandra 47 Sport Yacht, during the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

Development is now underway at the company’s yard at Arundel on the Gold Coast and the boat is scheduled for launch mid-2016.

“It will follow similar lines to the Elandra 53,” managing director Luke Durman explains. “It will feature all the engineering prowess, shaft drive performance and the same level of finish that has seen the success of the Elandra 53.”

Durman says the company has sold four Elandra 53 since the launch in September last year.

“Our plan was, initially, to build three boats each year. It is great pride throughout our team that we have already achieved that goal,” he explains.

Yacht design and layout

Development is now underway at the company's yard at Arundel on the Gold Coast

Development is now underway at the company’s yard at Arundel on the Gold Coast

The three-cabin Elandra 47 will include two spacious queen staterooms: a full-beam master with private en-suite and a forward guest stateroom with shared en-suite on the port side. A bunk cabin is positioned to starboard.

The Elandra 53 has won acclaim for its open-plan design and inviting layout that brings the outdoors into the saloon. The design of the Elandra 47 is in the same vein with expansive bi-fold doors that open up to engage the cockpit with the galley and saloon settee as a single entertainment or leisure area.

The cockpit has been designed with no loss of space or features than the Elandra 53

The cockpit has been designed with no loss of space or features than the Elandra 53

The cockpit has been designed with no loss of space or features than the Elandra 53, and the aft cockpit lounge can be set up as dinette or coffee table setting at the push of a button. The aft boot accessed from the swim platform lifts up to unearth a cavernous garage lazarette for inflatables, kayaks, rods and tackle boxes, dive gear or additional freezers.

Standard power comes from twin Caterpillar C8.7 rated to 650hp. Options include Volvo D11 (670hp) and Scania 13-litre turbo diesel (675hp). The drive line is direct shaft with a low 10-degree shaft angle. A 15kVA generator provides ample electrical power to the boat.

The base price has been set at $1.24 million.