ELLE was designed by award winning designer Gerhard Gilgenhast and built in Tacoma, Washington. The yachts's interior floats free from the hull and all machinery is isolated from vibration and noise found on many yachts through the use of space age applications and materials. ELLE is a true ocean-going motoryacht and has crossed the Atlantic many times on her own bottom. Her economical Caterpillar engines provide a cruising range of 8,000 nautical miles. ELLE has always been maintained to the highest level and underwent a complete 3-coat awlgrip paint job in the spring of 2006. In addition, ELLE has just completed an extreme refit in the Atlantic Shipyard in Jacksonville, FL. The major items included are below. In addition, all areas have been re-painted as necessary.