The NEEL 47 trimaran is a marvel of a cruising yacht. We are not the only ones to think so. The 47 has won the 2020 Cruising Magazines Cruising Boat of the Year as well as 2020 Multihull of the Year. This avantgarde performance cruiser is full of innovations. It is a cruising multihull that can be easily operated by an owner couple or even a single sailor due to the fact that all control lines are led back to the helm station. Discover how the NEEL 47 combines the best of a monohull and catamaran.
Pedigree Design from a Top Naval Architect
The NEEL 47 trimaran stems from the design board of famed naval architect Marc Lombard. For the last 35 years his team have created the world’s most successful multihull cruisers and ocean racers. Not surprisingly this advanced yacht combines all the benefits of a true blue-water sailboat. Safety, Speed and Comfort. They are fused into an unpretentious interior, extraordinary modern and timeless exterior design.
Intelligent Materials. Comfort, Safety and Sailing Performance
NEEL constructs the boat in a one-shot vacuum bagged infused polyester/foam process. This high-tech method eliminates the risks of osmotic blistering as found on some balsa wood core production catamarans. NEEL employs an epoxy barrier coat as well as carbon in high stress areas. The boat’s 27′ beam is only about 1’ wider than a catamaran of the same length. Consequently the NEEL 47 trimaran has exceptional stability which translates into less motion when at anchor and and higher sailing performance. In light winds under 12 knots the trimaran has more speed than a catamaran and in heavy weather a more comfortable, softer ride. Centered weights and intelligent choices of materials provide the boat with a 24 hr./ 220-mile travel radius. This speed translates both into fun at the helm as well as safety, by reducing exposure time at sea.
Passive Safety thanks to Watertight Compartments
Why do we think the Neel 47 is one of the safest cruising boats? Besides her fast sailing and exceptional upwind characteristics, she has 9 watertight compartments. This is nearly double of a catamaran or monohull! Recently a NEEL 51 struck a submerged container in mid Atlantic. Two of her compartments were flooded. The boat was able to sail back and reach the safety of port without outside assistance.
Avantgarde Features. Main Deck Master Suite & Large Inside Nav Station
NEEL Trimarans have invented the famous “Cockloon”. It is the social space between the outside cockpit and the bridgedeck salon. The NEEL 47 trimaran combines this space perfectly into one huge living platform without a single step. Enjoy your private sea-view master suite. It is located right on the main deck providing unobstructed 270-degree views – right from your own bed. Very few catamarans under 80’ can provide this sort of living accommodation. A large U-shaped galley is a chef’s delight and is situated forward in the salon. Helm your NEEL 47 from the safety and comfort of the large fwd. facing nav station. This inside watch area can seat three and can even be used as a watch berth. (no sleeping on watch !:)
The NEEL 47 trimaran is for relaxing and entertaining at sea. This 47’ cruising multihull has 3 social areas of which 2 have facing setees including tables. Helming the NEEL 47 trimaran is a joy. Never did a yacht manufacturer combine effortless speeds and helming sensations with so much accommodation volume. Helm this boat from an elevated steering position and never leave your seat. All reefing lines and halyards are lead back, allowing for safe maneuvers in all conditions.
Chose from 2 Layouts that suit your Cruising Lifestyle
The NEEL 47 can easily handle kids as well as guest couples. Consequently both floats are separately accessible from the cockpit and house a spacious berth as well as a washroom complete with sink, shower and a head. All systems are housed in the Neel 47 trimaran’s deep “basement”. Yes, you heard right – this boat has a basement, complete with optional wine cellar. Chose between the 3 cabin Owner Version or the 4 cabin Family Version.
Contact Aeroyacht to reserve your exclusive private tour with the NEEL factory in La Rochelle, France. Aeroyacht will provide you with an in depth look at all phases of construction and design of this innovative trimaran. We will organize “meet and greets” with the principals of the Neel Company, sit down to define your personal Neel as well as test sail on a NEEL 47 trimaran.