Elan Impression 444 for sale in United States of America for $259,000 (£213,169)

$259,000 (£213,169)
14 m
Engine Make
4.3 m
Engine Model
Draft Max
1.9 m
Engine Count
Hull Material
Boat Type
St. Simons Island, GA
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About this Elan Impression 444

Modern Luxury in a Performance Bluewater Yacht

This is a rare opportunity that doesn't come around very often for a buyer. Carpe Ventum is truly a unique and exciting performance sailing yacht.

The Elan 444 Impression has many features few can match, creating a class of it's own marked by great sailing characteristics, a bluewater pedigree and an upscale, modern layout that will be valued by the bluewater cruising couple or family.

And this ELAN has the track record to prove it with one transatlantic crossing under her belt and several voyages to Bermuda and the Caribbean Islands. She is rigged for long distance cruising and is 100% ready to go again. No expense was spared and you'll be hard pressed to find a comparable boat with as much high quality gear on board as this ELAN. All the hard work and preparation has been done for you. When we say it's turn key, it's more than turn key. If you're looking for a fast bluewater yacht, and one that will turn heads, look no further than Carpe Ventum!

About Elan Yachts:

Elan Yachts are handcrafted in Slovenia under strict quality control standards. Designed by Rob Humphreys, known internationally for his expertise in designing sailing yachts that successfully combine fast, modern hulls with all the comfort and convenience demanded by today’s cruising sailor. Rob Humphreys also designs Oyster Yachts.

All Elan Yachts are built under the constant supervision of Germanischer Lloyd. With a long history of more than 150 years, Germanischer Lloyd is setting the highest demands in boat building industry today. Each Elan Yacht carries a GL certification as ultimate proof of durability, quality, and safety. In fact, all Elan Yachts are delivered with a CE Certificate and meets the requirements of European directive 94//25//CE for recreational crafts. The CE class A category certificate (unlimited Ocean voyages) is issued by Germanischer Lloyd.

Boat Name
Carpe Ventum

Keel: Fin

LOA: 45 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 0 in
LWL: 42 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Displacement: 24030 lbs
Ballast: 7319 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 3 in
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in

Total Power: 55 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Volve
Year Built: 2011
Engine Model: D2-55
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2850
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Sail drive
Engine Power: 55 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (208 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (71 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (26 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 2

Electrical Equipment
Electrical Circuit: 110V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Electric windlass

  • LOA: 45 feet
  • Beam: 14 feet
  • Draft: 6.3ft
  • Mast height from WL: 63.3ft
  • Displacement: 24,030lbs
  • Ballast: 7,319lbs


Fuel: 65 gallons Water: 200 gallons (1 tank = 50 gal, 1 tank = 150 gal) Holding: 26 gallon


Enjoy your journey in style below deck, with an airy interior and plenty of natural light coming from various deck and hull windows. Designed as a semi deck-salon, Carpe Ventum's SALON features a large settee around the salon table on portside and another settee on starboard. With the salon table enlarged, it accommodates comfortably the crew and even a few visitors. The salon offers plenty of space where children can play and the generous galley will cater the most demanding crew. There is also a comfortable well-designed NAVIGATION STATION. The nav station features ample space for paper charts storage under the large navigation table and there is a dedicated nav desk seat.

CABINS AND HEADS: The luxurious owner’s FORE-CABIN features a large double berth, lots of storage and plenty of natural light coming from the deck hatch and two ports. The SAILOR’S CABIN is also forward. This cabin has bunk beds, accommodates two, and features ample space for storage. The TWO AFT CABINS are comfortable as well and very bright. The generous main head compartment offers a separate shower stall. The aft head is convenient to both aft cabins and to the companionway steps.

Aft-most head is roomy with separate shower; saltwater manual flush toilet
Forward-most head with saltwater manual flush toilet; has shower capability
Each toilet has Y-valve for directing waste to holding tank (20 plus gallons) or directly overboard. Holding tank can be pumped out topside or emptied using macerator. Macerator replaced 2017.

  • All Lighting is LED
  • Upholstery covered and in good condition
  • Curtains or Blinds on Ports and Hatches
  • (2) Dorade Vents


The L-shaped galley is located at the bottom of the companionway steps to port . It is functional and well equipped, with numerous storage solutions, a front opening refrigerator and freezer and 3- burner propane gas stove and oven. Storage is generous around the galley and with well thought solutions for storing fruit, canned goods, bottles and other kitchen appliances.

  • Isotherm Refrigeration
  • Isotherm Freezer
  • Propane Stove and Oven
  • Double Sink
  • Kitchenware: Dishes, pots, pans, utensils, etc

Electronics/ Communications/ Entertainment

Raymarine C90W Chartplotter

Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot

Reserve Autopilot Electronics

Raymarine ST60 TriData

Raymarine ST60 Wind

Raymarine Radar 4KW

Scanstrut Radar Mount (holds radar horizontal constantly)

Raymarine VHF fixed at Nav Station with remote mic onboard but not installed

Portable VHF (2)

com M802 SSB with SCS DR-7400 Pactor 4 Dragon Modem

Easy Navtex Weather

Kenwood Radio/ CD/ WSB Player at Chart Table - 2 Speakers in Cockpit

Wifi Rogue Wave booster on board but not installed

Router for LAN in boat

Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone

External Antenna for Satellite Phone in cockpit

TV Antenna at Masthead

Electrical/ Mechanical/ Plumbing

The yacht has always received regular maintenance from qualified mechanics. All service has been done on schedule.

  • 110V Electrical System - Originally built with 220 VAC system (for European market) and 12V DC system.
  • In 2015 retrofitted to 110 VAC leaving 220 VAC system in place. The 220 VAC system has never been tested by current owner.
  • Also expanded 12 VDC system throughout boat.


  • All batteries are Lifeline AGM (6 are 2016 and 1 is 2018)
  • House batteries; 4 each 125 Ah; total 500 Ah
  • Bow thruster: 2 agm batteries

Alternative Power:

  • Charger/invertor: 2000 watt true sinewave with remote panel control/meter plus 400 watt portable inverter
  • Solar: 500 watts mounted on stern arch
  • Wind generator: D400 mounted on stern arch
  • Generator: Honda 2000i with cable to attach directly to shore power connector
  • 100 Amp Engine Alternator


  • Webasto Heating
  • Manual Toilets
  • Cruise R/O Watermaker: 30 gph nominal; 2017 (this uses either 110 VAC from inverter or 110 VAC from Honda generator at anchor)

  • Volvo Penta D2-55, 55HP with approximately 2850 hrs. Very clean and in excellent condition. No signs of corrosion. Recent service with fluid changes completed.
  • 3 Blade Flex-o-fold prop
  • 2016 Yamaha 9.9HP 4-Stroke Outboard with Canvas Cover
  • Max-Power CT80 Bowthruster

  • Twin Steering Wheels - The twin steering wheels ensure a spacious passage forward and easy access to the sea, while offering the ideal position for helmsman.
  • Cockpit Protection - The cockpit is well protected from sprays by high cockpit sidewalls, which in turn ensure more safety for the younger crew.
  • Atlantic aluminum stern arch with Dinghy Davits and Mounts for Solar Panels and Wind Generator
  • 2016 Highfield Ultralight 310 (10.5ft)Aluminium Hard Bottom Dinghy with Canvas Cover
  • 2016 Yamaha 9.9HP 4-Stroke Outboard with Canvas Cover
  • Davit for Outboard
  • NEW Bimini and Dodger
  • LED Lights in Cockpit and Companionway Steps
  • Lofrans Windlass
  • Spare Lofrans Windlass
  • New 2015 ROCNA 25kg anchor with 270’ of 3/8” ACCO G-4 chain (2017)
  • Stern anchor: Fortress FX-23 with chain and line rode
  • Emergency anchor: over sized Fortress FX-37
  • Attachment points for safety lines in cockpit
  • Auxiliary Manual Bilge Pump
  • Radar Reflector
  • Tri Color Light at Masthead
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • (2) Fishing Rod Holders

Sails and Rigging


  • North 130% (roller furling)


  • North (5 full battens, traditional single line reefing, three reef points but only two are rigged)
  • The jib and main purchased October 2017. They are manufactured from North 3Di NORDAC, which is a Dacron material. Unlike normal Dacron construction, 3Di is a single sheet of Dacron formed on a mold. They have low stretch, great sail shape and longer life than normal Dacron sails.
  • Inner forestay (removable) is located immediately behind the standard forestay.

Other sails:

  • 90% jib; hank on inner forestay; very good condition. True storm jib; hank on inner forestay; very good condition Asymmetric spinnaker (2015); excellent condition with one repair


  • Harken Winches: 2 cabin-top and 2 primaries plus 10 clutches on cabin-top (all lines run to cockpit)
  • Selden Mast
  • Furlex Furling
  • Rigid Boom Vang
  • Harken Bosun's Chair

Safety Equipment

EXTENSIVE Safety Package

  • EPIRB Seabrake - sea anchor and emergency steering
  • Monitor Emergency Rudder
  • Plastimo Transocean Liferaft, ISO 9650-1 for 6 people
  • 4 Helly Hansen Emergency Survivial Suits
  • Dan Buoy - Telescopic Buoy with light and small sea anchor
  • Plastimo Rescue Sling
  • Handheld Spotlight for searching with cable for plug-in at helm
  • Heavy Duty Wire Cutter
  • Wire Rig Emergency Repair with Clampers
  • Wooden dowels for emergency repair of hull penetrations
  • Plastimo Foghorn
  • Emergency Flare Pack with additional flares
  • 4 Self-Inflating Offshore PFDs, 3 tethers and 3 additional PFDs
  • Bow to Stern Jacklines
  • Gas Alarm under the deck
  • Smoke Detector

Additional Equipment and Spares
  • Portable air conditioner for dockside use
  • High capacity dehumidifier for long term storage
  • Propane tanks; two 10-lb aluminum
  • Barbecue plumbed (but removable) directly to propane tank
  • Stern shower
  • Scuba tank, regulator, BC for medium sized person, etc (new, never used)
  • Assorted snorkeling gear (both men and women sizes)
  • One 12v DC outlet at stern on starboard side
  • Fenders
  • Dock lines
  • Spare lines
  • Screens for hatches and most ports
  • Custom screen for companionway
  • Tools
  • Assortment of spare parts
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St. Simons Island, GA 31522 United States
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