Owning an Elco luxury classic motor yacht is a way of life, an elegance and a tradition of American boating at its best. And you can enter this world in any way you wish with a boat customized to your liking.
Does a boat such as the 24-foot Elco launch commissioned by J.P. Morgan as a tender for his famous yacht Corsair capture your attention? How about the 25-foot Elco Glass Cabin Cruiser such as the one owned by Walter Luttgen, commodore of the Columbia Yacht Club? Or would it be your preference, your dream, to own the one of Elco classic yachts that is completely original but true to the historic essence of the old Elco lines?
The efficiency of an Elco yachts is unmatched. Combine that with fine lines and classic designs, and you’ve got a dream boat.
Elco motor boats and classic yachts of the period from 1890 – 1939 were basically long, low, and narrow a shape resulting in tremendous efficiency. The manufacturers’ catalogs and boating magazines show motor yachts upwards of 40 feet in length that achieved speeds in the 20- to 30-knot range, driven by nothing more than a relatively primitive 150 horsepower motor an impossible performance for the short, aggressive, noisy, beamy, boxy powerboats commonly seen on our waters today. How did the old boats do it? They were semi-displacement planning hulls, to be sure. But by virtue of their slimness they sliced through the water, didn’t use raw horsepower to pound along on top of it, and left very little wake.
At Elco our builders and designers will work with you to customize a new classic yacht that’s right for how you wish to use the boat and true to your desires for the boat. Our focus is on preserving the integrity and efficiency of classic Elco boat designs and delivering you a watercraft that is meticulously crafted, well appointed, and of the utmost quality and workmanship. Only Elco Boats crafted by Elco Motor Yachts is a real Elco Classic Yachts.