Neptune Marine Shipbuilding in the Netherlands has announced an addition to their line of Elling E-series motoryachts. The new model, dubbed the E6, will build on their line of semi-displacement, high-efficiency cruisers established by previous models, the E3 and E4, starting with their first launch in 1997.
The E4 model was marketed with the assistance of a YouTube video that shows an intentional capsize of the yacht at Neptune’s facilities with their CEO still aboard to prove the vessel’s self-righting capabilities.
The E6 will follow the same aesthetic and build techniques as her sisterships, but will be stretched and widened to 65-feet and 17½-feet, respectively. From the drawings, it is the prettiest of the E-series, because she carries her freeboard and house with a better proportion than the smaller models. With an advertised decibel level of just 70 dB(A) in the saloon and pilothouse, combined with its projected range capable of transatlantic cruising, the new model figures to be a quiet and able passage maker.
Included in the base model is an auxiliary engine, power to top speeds of 18 knots, and she is built to Category A – Ocean Going standards. Accommodations, plans, and further specs available at www.elling-yachting.com.