60 cm longer than the previous Element boat, the XL model is a small and interesting project conceived for inland waters and water sports. The basic aspect is the same of the star-spangled bow rider (so with a second small cockpit on the bow which can be converted into a sunbathing place) and the most interesting aspect of Element Xl is the partition of its inner spaces into three different functional areas, with 8 seats, which is not bad for a 5,5 metre-boat. The floor area is 355 cm long and 54 cm wide.
Another feature is the tested and experienced M-shaped hull: it has a central V and two high steps on its sides (a sort of submerged spoilers) and it assures a good stability, especially during navigation. The purpose is a boat simple to skipper, with no pitching or listing.
Something against nature? Isn’t a no listing boat a boat? Actually, the hull design is conceived in terms of safety and easy handling. This is why, in case of excessive steerages even if the trim is all down, the engine loses some revolutions and propeller starts to cavitate.
The result is a boat simple to use, with a very competitive price and simple systems and trimmings. We have done a sea trial in hard weather conditions. Not its natural habitat but, in the outer harbour, with flat water conditions, we have had the opportunity to appreciated its hull: the facility to skipper it, its good speed and its self-control in the steerages. Thanks to our Mercury 115 engine (produced by Brunswick) we have reached 35 knots ( and weather was not good) in a very simple way.
The boat is ideal for lakes, water sports and for those who don’t want spend too much money.
Element XL : TECHNICAL FILE
Project Shipyard Technical Office
Buider Shipyard Technical Office
Importer Lepanto Yachting Peschiera del Garda (VR), tel. 045.6401657, fax 045.7551016, www.cobaltyachts.it
CE category C
Max length. m 6,10
Certificated Length m 5,49
Max Width m 2,20
Hull Immersion 0,75
Empty Displacement kg 907
Max people 8
Engine used during the trial Mercury 115
Petrol Tank lt 45 + 23
Construction traditional manual millwork, full vtr for the hull, sandwich with love nest core for deck and topside. for
Main optionals tower package (tower with wakeboard pins, bow pillow, freezer), stereo, mooring cloth, central bow pillow, cockpit tables, additional petrol tank.
Boat basic price € 9.900 IVA included. Engine List price: € 10.200 IVA included