Elan Impression 434

Blue Velvet

EUR 125.000,-
incl. btw
  • Zeilboten
  • Zeiljacht
  • Elan zeilboten
  • Impression 434
  • Blue Velvet
  • Tweedehands boot
  • 2007
  • 13,41 m
  • 4,18 m
  • 1,90 m
  • 10900 kg
  • 3
  • 7
  • Volvo D2-55 55hp
  • Diesel
  • 230 l
  • 847 h


Malta » Valetta

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Privately-owned and used Elan Impression 434 in 3-cabin ?owner?s cabin? layout, with great cruising spec including SSB and wind-generator. Well priced for quick and simple sale.


Launched in 2007 and remaining in her original private UK-based ownership until 2018, BLUE VELVET has been very lightly used, never chartered and very well maintained. Purchased by her current English owners in mid-2018, she was refitted at a cost of circa Euro 30,000 to prepare her for a cruise down to the Mediterranean and onward to her new and current home in Malta, where she has enjoyed cruising locally around Maltese and Sicilian waters.

BLUE VELVET?s specification highlights include:-
3-cabin, 2-heads ?owner?s layout? with separate owner?s ensuite heads and shower cabins
Standard 1.90m draft keel
Conventional fully battened mainsail
Tri-radial gennaker with Facnor furler
Standing rigging replaced - 2018
Volvo D2-55 55hp engine with Saildrive gearbox (diaphragm replaced 2015)
Kiwi-prop and roper-cutter
Raymarine electronics package with Axiom 9 colour chart plotter and radar ? 2019
Class-B AIS transceiver
Icom SSB receiver with SailMail functionality - 2019
McMurdo IC Nav 6 navtex
Blue gelcoat hull with non-slip deck
Avon inflatable tender and Honda 4-stroke outboard
Liferaft and full safety equipment package from 2019

UK VAT-paid, and Part 3 SSR registered, BLUE VELVET is now offered for sale with a complete inventory and with all extras included.


?With the Impression 434, designer Rob Humphreys has drawn an attractive, purposeful boat that hints at a deck-saloon theme and wears its cruiser label unashamedly. Its high freeboard may increase windage, but it also adds enormously to the interior volume and keeps the decks dry. The hull is uncompromisingly strong, has a seakindly motion, and is capable of carrying realistic payloads.?

?With a clear focus on the cruising concept, a widely recognized designer, and reliable quality of construction, Elan has made a good impression with the 434.?

Cruising World Magazine ? September 2005


RCD Status:
The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A ? ?Ocean?.

Hull Construction:
Construction is under the permanent technical supervision of Germanischer Lloyd.
The hull is of GRP construction with vacuum infused lamination.
Outer multiaxial laminate with vinylester resin for osmosis protection
Isophthalic polyester resin on the inner layers.
Quadriaxial-and multiaxial- glass fibre, Kevlar reinforcements at the mast support and bow area
Laminated internal structure grid to transfer rigging and keel loads.
The hull is solid glass below the waterline while the topsides are PVC-foam cored.
Dark blue gelcoat topsides

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
The deck is of sandwich (PVC-foam cored) construction for an optimal strength/weight ratio and excellent thermal and sound insulation.
A non-slip surface increases safety over all areas of movement on deck.
Aluminium toe rail
Hull and deck join glued, bolted and laminated
Teak laid cockpit sole, seating and bathing platform

Keel & Rudder:
The standard draft fin keel is constructed in cast iron.
The keel is fixed to the boat by a system of stainless steel bolts and stainless steel backing plates
GRP spade rudder blade.


Engine & gearbox:
Volvo D2-55 D 4-cylinder 55hp diesel engine
Volvo MS130S-B Saildrive gearbox
Fresh¬water cooled engine.
Single lever engine control.

Engine Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced June 2020
Engine hours: approx. 847 as of Autumn 2020
Cruising speed ? approx. 6.5 knots
Max speed ? approx. 8.25 knots
Fuel consumption at cruising speed ? approx. 3.8 l/h

Propulsion & Steering:
Vecta Marine 3 blade Kiwi feathering prop (3 spare blades)
Ambassador marine rope cutter
QL 80kgf 12vDC Bow-thruster
Twin Lewmar hide-covered stainless steel steering wheels
Emergency tiller


Voltage systems:
12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power

Battery Banks:
3 x 90Ah 12vDC service batteries joined in parallel to supply 270Ah @12vDC
1 x 95Ah 12vDC engine start battery
2x 90Ah 12vDC bowthruster batteries with isolator
1x 45Ah 12vDC SSB battery ? 2019
Multi battery isolator located in starboard cabin

Mastervolt 12vDC/220vAC 50 Amp 3-stage automatic battery charger
Charger for SSB battery

12vDC engine-mounted alternator

Wind Generator:
Rutland 914i wind generator mounted to transom pole - 2019
Marlec Charge regulator for wind generator ? 2019

Other Electrical:
Electrical control panel with thermal breakers
12v sockets at chart table
USB charge socket at chart table
220vAC shore power supply protected with circuit breaker and distribution system.
220vAC sockets throughout interior


Fresh Water:
The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well insulated Isotemp stainless steel hot water tank, heated by engine or 220v AC immersion heater element
Hot and cold fresh water shower at bathing platform

Bilge Pumps:
1x electric bilge pump
1x manual bilge pump in cockpit


230 litre fuel plastic tank.
Fill¬i¬ng of fuel tank is through deck inlet.
Tank level gauge - 2019

Fresh Water:
500 litres fresh water capacity in 3x plastic tanks
Fill¬i¬ng of water tanks is through deck inlets
Tank level gauge at chart table.

Holding Tanks:
50 litre black water holding tank servicing forward heads with discharge on deck or to sea ? 2018/19


On Deck:
Raymarine Axiom 9 GPS chartplotter / radar display - New 2019
Class-B AIS trasceiver
Raymarine closed array radar scanner mounted to mast - 2018
Raymarine p70 autopilot control head
Raymarine ST60+ wind, speed, depth and CH Wind displays at companionway
Wind and speed/depth transducers replaced 2019
Plastimo Olympic 135 steering compasses

At Chart Table:
McMurdo ICS Nav 6 navtex display

Communications Equipment:
Standard Horizon Explorer VHF with DSC - 2019
Standard Horizon RAM 3 VHF handset in cockpit plus speaker - 2019
Icom IC-M802 SSB with external speaker ? 2019
SailCom Marine SailMail capability


Gimballed stainless steel gas cooker with three burners and oven
Electronic gas solenoid and alarm system - 2019
12vDC top loading refrigerator with ice box
Top loading cold box
Double stainless steel sink in galley with mixer tap
Manual salt water supply to galley sink

2x Jabsco manual marine heads discharging to sea and via diverter valves to holding tank (forward heads only)
Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with showers (dedicated shower cabin forward)

Deckhead lighting throughout

Webasto Airtop 5000 diesel-fired hot air cabin heating with outlets throughout interior

Kenwood CD/Radio with speakers in saloon and waterproof speakers in cockpit


Interior design by Boris Lubej
Owner?s cabin forward layout (Version 2) with up to seven berths in three double cabins plus occasional settee berth to the saloon. Two heads plus additional shower cabin forward.
Light teak joinery
Wood cabin soles
Blue cloth upholstery in saloon
Laminate counters in galley and saloon


9/10 rigged sloop with Selden deck-stepped aluminium mast with two pairs of aft-swept spreaders
Selden aluminium boom with rigid aluminium cased vang
Stainless steel wire standing rigging ? 2018
Aluminium rigging screw protectors
Inmast furling system
Furlex 300s manual genoa furler
Split insulated backstay with mechanical adjustment
Rutgerson rope clutches
Rutgerson genoa tracks with adjustable fine-tune cars adjustable from the cockpit
Rutgerson mainsheet traveller positioned on the coach roof
Selden deck-mounted asymmetric pole for gennaker
Deck-stowed spinnaker pole
Fully-battened mainsail with lazyjacks and stackpack

2x Harken 48ST 2-speed self-tailing primary winches
2x Harken 40ST 2-speed self-tailing halyard winches
1x Harken 16ST 1-speed self-tailing reefing winch

Elan Victory Dacron fully-battened mainsail with 3 reefs ? 2007 (batten housing replaced 2020)
Elan Victory Dacron furling genoa ? 2007
Crusader Sails Tri-radial gennaker with Facnor 1500 furler and torque rope ? 2011

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
Teak pushpit seats
Stainless steel stanchions with twin guard rail wires
Side boarding gates for easy access
Fitted drop leaf cockpit table with integrated storage
Twin cockpit lockers and further storage lockers below each helm seat
Pushpit mounted outboard bracket
Walkthrough access from the cockpit to the bathing platform
Boarding/swimming ladder

Anchoring & Mooring:
Lofrans Project X2 1,000w 12vDC electric anchor windlass
16kgs Delta anchor with 40m of 10mm galvanised chain and 40m warp
Fenders & warps

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
Sprayhood with stainless steel frame and grab rail
Cockpit table cover
Helm wheel covers
Stackpack cover for mainsail
Outboard engine cover
All cockpit canvas laundered and re-proofed 2019

Tender & Outboard:
Avon Inflatable dinghy
Honda 2.3hp 4-stroke outboard engine ? serviced 2019

Safety Equipment:

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

6-man cannister liferaft mounted within pushpit cradle ? new 2019
406Mhz EPIRB ? 2019
Offshore flare pack ? 2019
Horseshoe buoy x2 - 2019
Danbuoy - 2019
SeaMe active radar reflector
Fire extinguishers - 2019
Fire blanket - 2019
First aid kit - 2019

Lying: Valetta, Malta

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 ? 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Alex Grabau
Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715
Email: #########@grabauinternational.com

Grabau International Limited

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