Today Elan Group, with its two dozen units were born as an underground manufacturer of skis for the Yugoslav partisans during the Second world war. He founded the Slovenian skier Rudy Vinegar, which legalized the production in 1945, and in 1948 the company was nationalized and partially remained in state ownership until 2015.
Production boats, the first kayaks and canoes, and then the boats made of wood and plastic began in the late forties. In 1950-70's years, Elan has succeeded in mass production of small boats and exported them around the world. In a series of Tourist was constructed more than 10,000 buildings.
1980s company has started to build racer / cruiser of the yacht. On Elan 31 Olympian Duchamp Pooh won the world championship in the class Chetvertichnykh.
1995 Elan began to cooperate with design Bureau Briton Rob Empresa. In 2000s model of the new line of cruising yachts Impression 344 and 340 was awarded the title of "yacht of the year" in Europe. racer / cruiser Elan 350 was the "Yacht of the year" in 2011.
Since 2003, Elan began producing motor yacht with hardtop project Tony Castro. Despite the success of models such as the Elan Power 42, in 2018 this unit came under the control of the Dutch company Focus Motor Yachts.
In 2012, the Elan Group was awarded the title of "Most innovative company" by the prestigious Plus X Award in Germany. But it didn't help the group cope with a number of corporate debacles. In 2015, the Elan Group is completely out of state property, and it is now owned by the Bank Merrill Lynch and the Cyprus Wiltan Enterprises. The latter is associated with Russian investors.
With the change of ownership Elan Marine is clearly in search of formula for success. Great experience, good background in design and extensive production facilities enable the shipyard to act boldly. Now the company offers three lines of yachts from 9 to 15 m. Successful >racer / cruiser models such as the Elan 400, reincarnated in the line under the letter E.
"Brand" >line of family cruisers Impression is preserved, but was removed in a separate brand Impression Yachts.
In 2016, Paris debuted a new development Rob Empresa Elan GT5 — racing luxury cruiser medium size.
while Remaining a typical manufacturer with the point of view of technologies of creation of the housing (vacuum laminating resin), Elan Marine is different approach to design. This standard solution the internal space and brand Dec-salon yacht Elan Impression and GT5, and the "racing chips" performance range.
As in 1940s, the shipyard Elan Marine is within begunje na Gorenjskem in an area of 40 hectares. Here make ski and elements for wind turbines. At the shipyard employs 125 people. Now the shipyard builds about 100 buildings per year.