The Neel 45 trimaran is an award-winning cruising multihull from the French Neel shipyard. The Neel 45 is perfectly at home cruising around the world making quick offshore passages, as well as coastal cruising or day sailing.
A perfect couple’s boat, the Neel 45 trimaran is a capable cruising multihull designed by Joubert-Nivelt and produced by Neel Trimarans. This unique trimaran provides the same space as a cruising catamaran of the same length, yet is more stable, faster and provides sailing sensations unlike a typical production cat.
When a sailor imagines a trimaran, they instinctively recognize these craft as being extremely stable, fast and seaworthy. Traditionally trimarans were not known for the space. Neel Trimarans has changed that by modifying the central platform and creating a flush-one level space that rivals much larger catamarans and monohull sailing yachts.
Sailing the Neel 45 is easy and a single handers dream. All control lines collect at the port side, bulkhead mounted helm. Tacking with the self-tacking jib is easy and when you set the Code-O your Neel 45 trimaran will transform herself into a very fast sailing machine rivaling the fastest yachts. 200 mile days are easily achieved.
Layouts of the Neel 45 trimaran are either the “Cruising Version” sleeping up to 8 or the popular “Loft Version” that places the master suite on the main deck.
Expertly built in La Rochelle, France by a yard with nearly half a century worth of experience, the Neel 45 trimaran uses foam as her core, avoiding the often-related osmosis issues associated with Balsa wood cored production cats. Closely spaced bulkheads and a stiff construction create a very safe yacht for the occasional weekender as well as the long-distance offshore sailor. In conclusion – a very well thought out, expertly built sailing yacht – the Neel 45 trimaran covers a lot of bases. She has our vote !