The LEEN 72 is a long range cruising multihull, perfectly capable of transatlantic voyages and even living aboard in high latitudes.
This ecological trimaran is expected to be a lot more energy-efficient than typical monohull trawler yachts and 30 percent more energy-efficient than motor catamarans.
Built in a highly efficient new hybrid composite panel system these innovative power trimarans have a range of 5000 miles and 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 10 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.
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..)