G-whizz is an Elan 340, a superseded model (2011) designed by Rob Humphries and built by Elan Yachts in Slovenia. She lives on a swing mooring in Sydney Harbour, she is raced regularly as well as the occasional cruise up and down the coast from Port Jackson.
Elan 340 hull number 25 came out of the factory in Begunje na Gorenjskem, Slovenia in 2007, she was commissioned (and named G-whizz) by Navsail at Gibson Marina, Bayview, NSW Australia later that year.
G-whizz has an overall length of 9.99 meters (32’9”), it is understood that her pretty specific length just under 10 meters was to fit into a tax regime that existed in parts of Europe applying additional costs to boats of 10 or more meters. Because of her spirited performance she is inevitably one of the smallest yachts in her racing division; competing against yachts some 6 feet longer. Pleasingly for her owners and crew she is rarely humbled by the opposition.
She is now owned by Ann and Graeme Davey. Her previous owners were NavSail who were until 2013 the Elan distributors for Australia. The current owners thank Rod and Gael (Navsail) for allowing them custody of her.
Elan Yachts are now represented in Australia by Performance Cruising Yachts, Matt Hayes the principal is more than helpful to all Elan owners, past, present and potential.
This web site is bit of a novelty to us and hopefully will continue to expand, at the moment it is very much a work in progress.
G-whizz Elan 340