The LEEN 56 power trimaran and her sistership the LEEN 72 are long range cruising multihulls, perfectly capable of transatlantic voyages and even living aboard in high latitudes.
The revolutionary shape of the 3 hulls, the yacht’s design and her exceptional weight distribution permits to reach an unprecedented range of 4000 nautical miles of range at eco-speed and 2500 nautical miles of range at cruising speed with a single 5000 litre (1,100 gal) fuel tank.
Built in a highly efficient new hybrid composite panel system these innovative power trimarans may only be fueled up once a year. Both models have a large diesel engine as main propulsion and electric drives in the outer hulls (amas). This allows for great maneuvering in ports or silent autonomy on just the electric pod-drives. The LEEN range is a true hybrid electric multihull and a large generator acts as an effective charging device in case the main engine fails. With just the electric drives the boat is capable of speeds of up to 5 knots. Under full power and depending on the engine choice the boat can achieve 20 knots. Typical cruise is between 15-18 knots and consumption is a super-low 2l/hour. This is about 10 times less than a power trawler and twice as efficient as a catamaran trawler yacht.
The LEEN 56 motor trimaran combines all the advantages of the live-aboard trawler motor yacht, dynamic appearance, outstanding seaworthiness, and optimized interior volume. This trimaran exudes balance and serenity.
This eco-friendly design is estimated to be a lot more fuel-efficient than typical monohull trawler yachts and 30 percent more fuel-efficient than power catamarans.
Designed by Bernard Nivelt et Pierre Frutschi these boats are true liveaboard yachts that can be easily operated by a husband and wife team. Eric Bruneel, CEO and founder of NEEL and LEEN trimarans offers his full experience of having built more than 2000 multihulls and a racing record that other sailors can only dream of. (SOLO transatlantic, Fastnet wins etc..)