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Award-winning yacht ELA opens for luxury charters in the South of France

By Steph Loseby   3 April 2023

From 1 May to 31 October 2023, the award-winning 50m (164ft) superyacht ELA will take her guests around France's sun-kissed hotspots, providing them with the perfect platform for a private yacht charter vacation this summer.

Delivered by Dutch shipyard Heesen in 2021, the motor yacht commands a presence with her striking vertical bow, bold spray rails and floor-to-ceiling windows. Home to a variety of beautiful interior spaces and expansive decks, this superyacht assures a relaxed and luxurious charter experience. 

Boasting stunning Cristiano Gatto interiors which were designed in collaboration with her Owner, the 499 GT superyacht encompasses a modern aesthetic throughout.

It doesn't need to look opulent, it doesn't need to look glamorous; simplicity looks rich. I think that ELA has achieved that result

Cristiano Gatto, Interior Designer

Besides the beauty of her design, ELA is also the first Heesen to sport a peak-shaving battery system. Built on the highly efficient Nova Plus design and engineering platform, the yacht paves the way towards a greener and more eco-friendly cruising experience thanks to the flawless battery system technology, which operates by harvesting excess stored energy. 

Onboard highlights include her vast beach club, fully-equipped gym with an adjacent sauna, an on-deck Jacuzzi and an al fresco cinema, for cozy movie nights onboard underneath the twinkling stars. The yacht is also home to a plethora of water toys, from her 7m Rib Fjord towed tender to her jet skis and seabobs, there is enough on board to keep the entire charter party entertained. A Transformer platform also adds to the waterside fun. 

heesen yacht ela

ELA's concept is simple yet bold. She is a state-of-the-art vessel designed for maximum efficiency and comfort.

Sister ship to the multi-award winning yacht HOME, motor yacht ELA was the fourth delivery in Heesen's 50m FDHF (fast displacement hull form) series, and a prime example of how individual a yacht built on a semi-custom platform can be.

With a top speed of almost 20 knots coupled with her shallow draft, she is the ideal yacht for island hopping around the more secluded destinations of the West Mediterranean.

Accommodating 12 guests across six elegantly appointed cabins, the yacht is versatile for a variety of charter party configurations. 

Thinking of booking a private yacht charter vacation in France?

Brimming with romance, beauty and an abundance of cultural treasures, France is one of the most beautiful destinations for a yacht charter vacation. From the glitz and the glamor of the Cote d’Azur to rolling rural landscapes and the scenic island of Corsica, there is so much for you to discover. Let’s not forget world-class art, unforgettable architecture and incredible gastronomy too.

aerial view of French Riviera coast

To find out more about chartering in the region, please see our France yacht charter guide. For some inspiration, check out our sample itineraries handpicked by experts with in-depth knowledge of the region.


Corsica and Sardinia: The Deluxe Island Duo (7 days)
Ultimate Luxuries Of The French Coast (7 days)
Summer in Style: The Chic Charms of the French Riviera (8 days)

If you’d like to learn more about chartering yacht ELA this summer, please contact a recommended yacht charter broker.

Ela 50m Heesen 2021 from $275,000 per week + expenses

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