We are extremely pleased to announce that for year 2021, the Elan Group received two prestigious Red Dot design awards. Elan Voyager, the world’s first folding all-mountain ski, received the most valuable version of the Red Dot – “Best of the Best”, while the Elan GT6 sailing yacht represents the first boat of the Marine Division to receive this prestigious award.
As the first, fully functional folding all-mountain ski, the Elan Voyager fulfills a long-time dream of creating a folding ski that functions exactly the same as a classic ski while adding a significant advantage - mobility. These skis are designed to meet the challenges of today’s active lifestyle. Simply put, the Voyager is making the mountains closer.
Elan Skis received its first Red Dot Award in 2007. Since then, our Red Dot award count has increased to 11. “Function, intuition, and sustainable quality were our primary guiding design principles for the Voyager. The folding function, first in the world of skiing, is enabled by a special mechanism whose components are designed to withstand an unlimited number of repetitions,” explained Melanja Korošec, Global Brand Director.
The Voyager brought Elan its first Red Dot “Best of The Best Award”, the most prestigious award reserved for products whose purposeful and refined design far surpasses the limitations of their category.
Next to the Red Dot Award, the Voyager also received the “Plus X Award” which is recognized as the leading global award in the field of sports, technology, and lifestyle. In addition, the Voyager also received recognition at ISPO, the world’s largest sports equipment fair in Munich, as an independent international jury honored the Voyager with the prestigious “ISPO Gold Winner Award”. In their affirmation statement, both award juries praised the exceptional level of technology and innovation that make the Elan Voyager a major breakthrough in the world of skiing and traveling.
About Elan Voyager skis: https://elanskis.com/eu/voyager
In addition to the Voyager ski, Elan also won the Red Dot for the GT6 sailboat - the first Elan Yacht to receive the prestigious award.
The Elan GT6 is an ambitious collaborative project between Elan Yachts, Studio F. A. Porsche and Humphreys Yacht Design. As a result, Elan successfully delivered a segment defining yacht and a worthy flagship to Elan's existing range.
Designed to be easily handled by a couple, yet capable of exhilarating performance across a wide range of wind and sea conditions. Its hull, drawn by Humphreys Yacht Design, combines race-derived features with the ability to carry a full cruising payload. As its name implies, the GT6 is a seagoing Grand Tourer.
Above the waterline, the GT6 is the first ever sailing yacht designed and styled by Studio F. A. Porsche, with an elegant silhouette and iconic good looks that will turn heads in any marina. Key features include a next-generation ergonomic cockpit with gull-wing helm pedestals and a fully flush foredeck.
Below deck, Studio F. A. Porsche’s interior design flair brings game-changing levels of comfort and luxury to Elan’s new flagship model, while preserving the practicality of the boat as a family cruiser. Premium materials are used throughout, showcasing the fine craftsmanship of Elan’s artisan shipwrights.
“We are very proud to receive an award as prestigious as the Red Dot for our work. The GT6 is a smaller dimension superyacht defined by exceptional quality, innovative technology, and unique design that raise the profile of the grand turismo spirit,” said Marko Škrbin, director of Elan Marine division.
About Elan GT6: https://www.elan-yachts.com/en/yacht-lines/gt-line/elan-gt6
Red Dot is one of the largest and best-known international product design competitions. This year Elan stood in the company of about 7,800 submitted products from more than 60 countries.