They have been building motor yachts on the Veerdam in Aalst since the early 1980s. Neptune was at that time a household name in building fast, comfortable vessels popular in Germany and the Benelux. Neptune Marine Shipbuilding BV, as the company is now called, is one of the few yacht builders in the Netherlands who builds motor yachts from low-maintenance plastic, the Elling series, which are sold worldwide. Yacht owners looking to trade in a sail yacht for a motor yacht often head straight to Elling. These yachts are suitable for inland and offshore navigation, can reach a good speed when needed are are low on maintenance. A big advantage of the deck saloon is that it can be comfortably weather and wind. In 2015, we discussed what our WhisperPower New School "Hybrid" system had to offer with the director of the yard, something we presented as the Egg of Columbus.
“The WhisperPower ‘New School’ hybrid system certainly seems to be the Egg of Columbus. On the E6, our new 65 ft model, it is running perfectly: Seakeeper on and air conditioning on, generator off, no problem. I've been out on the sea with westerly winds of force 6: with a cruising speed of 15 knots, no problem at all, in fact you could even describe it as extremely comfortable. Furthermore, even with this sort of wind and the waves out on the North Sea, plus a top speed of 22 knots was still without problems. The WhisperPower system continued to function perfectly under all of these circumstances. Now all new Elling models will be fitted with the WhisperPower System.” Anton van den Bos, Director of Neptune Marine Shipbuilding