NEEL Trimarans

Located in France’s sailing capital, beautiful La Rochelle, NEEL Trimarans was founded by Eric Bruneel, a proven designer of multihulls for over 30 years.

Why Trimarans?

Innovation

The design of NEEL Trimarans is unlike any cruising trimaran on the market today. An innovative layout allowing for abundant, light-filled space sets these boats apart from traditional multihulls. Many people enjoy the space and comfort afforded by a multihull, but have apprehensions regarding layout and performance. NEEL has found a space somewhere between a monohull and traditional cruising catamaran that entices both the traditional, single-hull sailor as well as the multihull enthusiast. 

Safety

The maximum righting moment of a trimaran is 32° heel, compared to 12° on a catamaran.

The construction of NEEL Trimarans alongside collision bulkheads ensure optimal safety at sea.

The design of the center hull of NEEL Trimarans feature a fin, which protects running gear.

The low center of gravity provided by the concentration of weight in the center hull of NEEL Trimarans provides superior seakeeping to a catamaran. This provides sailing performance more similar to that of a monohull, which many find to be more comfortable in rough seas. 

The NEEL 45 is offered in two layouts, an Owner’s Version and a Charter Version. The Owner’s Version features three double cabins alongside two heads, while the Charter Version is built with two additional “tween” cabins and additional, convertible bed in the salon.

Length  45′
Beam 28′
Draft 4′
Air Draft 63′
Engine 55 hp Volvo
Water 160 Gallons
Diesel 80 Gallons

– Structural calculations by finite element modelling and loading dimension case study.
– Glass / Isophthalic Polyester Resin / Closed-cell foam and honeycomb PVC sandwich construction.

NEEL 51

The NEEL 51, the newest model to join the fleet, has enjoyed great feedback and popularity in it’s first year of production. Sliding doors join the salon and cockpit into one large, open space.

Length  51′
Beam 30′
Draft 5’9″
Engine 75 hp Volvo
Water 160 Gallons
Diesel 160 Gallons

– Structural calculations by finite element modelling and loading dimension case study.
– Glass / Isophthalic Polyester Resin / Closed-cell foam and honeycomb PVC sandwich construction.

The largest model currently offered by NEEL, the NEEL 65 offers the a cockpit/salon configuration similar to that of the 51. This allows for up to 14 comfortably seated guests, not including additional outdoor seating areas. Plentiful accommodations, a spacious interior, and massive storage inclusive of a dinghy garage make spending time on the NEEL 65 a truly unique experience.

Length  65′
Beam 63’2″
Draft 5’9″
Air Draft 89′
Engine 150 hp
Water 263 Gallons
Diesel 263 Gallons

– Structural calculations by finite element modelling and loading dimension case study.
– Glass / Isophthalic Polyester Resin / Closed-cell foam and honeycomb PVC sandwich construction.