The Elan 45 is a mid-sized keelboat with a rounded hull shape; rigid, well proportioned with good volume and classic overhangs. The 11 ton hull has a conventional single deep-spade rudder. Its excellent design leads to great performance, 9 knot speed potential and a good stability ration (approx. 30 %). Under sail in trade wind conditions she will be capable of more and she has a healthy base speed for making fast passage. The technical structure is able to deal with the natural forces encountered while sailing and offers safety, reliability and speed in any kind of weather.