With 24 units built and sailing on all the world’s oceans, NEEL Trimarans launches the enhanced 2nd generation NEEL 45, the NEEL 45 evolution.
All the strong points of the NEEL 45 are retained: safety, comfort at sea, steering finesse, performance, single-level living, central technical room for centered weight distribution. New features include float skirts, a rigid bimini, lightweight wood furnishings, un Alpi veneer and 100% polyester exterior upholstery.
The NEEL 45 evolution is available in two layout versions: NEEL 45 Croisière (sleeps 6-10 people) and NEEL 45 Loft (sleeps 4-8 people).
For racers, an optional performance rig (carbon mast and textile rigging) and dagger board installation create the fastest version of the NEEL 45 evolution, the version that recently won the transatlantic ARC race.
NEEL-TRIMARANS are the most innovative, and spacious trimarans in today's yachting market. They stem from a highly proven pedigree builder who has developed and launched the most successful cruising multihulls of all time. Founded and managed by Eric Bruneel, NEEL-TRIMARANS are based in La Rochelle, the capital city of sailing in France. Three decades of navigation, innovation and ship building guided us to this ideal: the ultimate fast and easy to handle trimaran. A trimaran designed by NEEL has intrinsic qualities of safety, comfort and maritime behaviour. Unsinkable foam construction and proven transatlantic sailors – Innovative layouts place owner's suites and guest rooms on top of the bridge deck instead of in the hulls. The Neel Trimarans will also offer the well-known superior sailing characteristics of an offshore trimaran by letting you point closer and run faster. Joystick control allows 360 degree docking and make harbour manoeuvres easy.
With an average cruising speed of around 10 knots, over 200 nautical miles are easily achievable each 24 hours. Speeds from 15 to 18 knots are often reached when the breeze freshens. Weight centring is managed in order to limit pitching. The centre hull is rockered to facilitate tacking. Floats are of a stretched form to privilege directional stability and advancement of the centre of buoyancy as a function of sail loading. The rigging is directly derived from racing trimarans, thereby achieving full cruising speeds up to twice as fast as conventional cruising yachts. The sail surface area is generous with some 17m2 per tonne. The trimaran configuration also facilitates sustained speed under motor propulsion. The low prismatic coefficient of the central hull means drag is very weak. The side floats are only very lightly in contact with the surface of the water.
The trimarans NEEL 45 and NEEL 50 are completely liberated from the development pattern of existing cruising trimarans. NEEL has created a new aesthetic in naval architecture. The NEEL innovation is the integration of the two outriggers with the connecting platform into a unified living space which includes the bridge, a central galley, a magnificent panoramic lounge, three double cabins and two bathrooms. The proportions of the trimaran offer a generous roof area, guaranteeing internal volume. The entire volume of the central hull is devoted to systems – the engine, electronics, electrical wiring and plumbing, diesel and water tanks as well as long-term supplies storage. The large space available in the lazarette and the high headroom ensure easy access for maintenance of equipment and easy optional installation of generators, desalinators or air conditioning. The furniture comes in a choice of several contemporary materials. The floors are covered with ultra-resistant high-tech woven polyester which comes in a wide range of colours.
The width of NEEL Trimarans is an important factor for safety on the high seas because it is a guarantee of stability. The PVC foam sandwich construction and collision bulkheads guarantee that the craft is unsinkable. The fin of the central hull protects the engine block and rudder gear. The shallow draft allows you to navigate close to the shore and enjoy the most beautiful anchorages. The high average speed optimises navigation planning, according to weather conditions. The fractional rig (mainsail, solent, staysail) facilitates short-handed operation, notably for duo crews. All embedded systems, such as refrigeration, electrical and electronic installations, energy generation and storage, fittings and rigging all benefit from our twenty seven years of experience in boat building. NEEL Trimarans are certified according to CE European standards by the French Institute for Nautical Certification and Standardisation (ICCN).
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