The NEEL innovation is the integration of the two outriggers with the connecting platform into a unified living space which includes the bridge, a central galley, and a magnificent panoramic lounge. The proportions of the trimaran offer a generous roof area, guaranteeing internal volume.
The entire volume of the central hull is devoted to systems – the engine, electronics, electrical wiring and plumbing, diesel and water tanks as well as long-term supplies storage. The large space available in the lazarette and the high headroom ensure easy access for maintenance of equipment and easy optional installation of generators, desalinators or air conditioning.
The furniture comes in a choice of several contemporary materials. The floors are covered with ultra-resistant high-tech woven polyester which comes in a wide range of colours.
NEEL trimarans are manufactured with materials and techniques best suited to their use, combining strength, rigidity and weight reduction.
Hull, floats, bridges and roof are made in vacuum bonded PVC/foam and glass fibre/ isophthalic polyester resin sandwich structural material.
The boards are fabricated from honeycomb PVC vacuum bonded with glass fibre/isophthalic polyester resin structural material.
Fibreglass is stratified according to a sampling plan determined by finite element structural analysis gained from our experience in the construction of racing craft and offshore cruising. Depending on their role in the structure of the trimaran, the type and number of glass fibres are either unidirectional, bidirectional, 0 ° / 90 ° or bi-directional 45 ° / 45 °, TAFTA, roving or twill.
Phonic and thermal insulation, along with floatation (unsinkability) are provided by the interior of PVC foam sandwich laminates. This closed-cell foam is perfect for the marine environment being virtually insensitive to moisture.
Rigging and sails are designed and produced by multi hull specialists in La Rochelle.
Interior coverings (linings, floor, upholstery) have all been tested rigorously in oceanic conditions before being selected for your NEEL trimaran.
The width of NEEL trimarans is an important factor for safety on the high seas because it is a guarantee of stability.
The PVC foam sandwich construction and collision bulkheads guarantee that the craft is unsinkable.
The fin of the central hull protects the engine block and rudder gear.
The shallow draft allows you to navigate close to the shore and enjoy the most beautiful anchorages.
The high average speed optimises navigation planning, according to weather conditions.
The fractional rig (mainsail, solent, staysail) facilitates short-handed operation, notably for duo crews.
All embedded systems, such as refrigeration, electrical and electronic installations, energy generation and storage, fittings and rigging all benefit from our twenty seven years of experience in boat building.
NEEL trimarans are certified according to CE European standards by the French Institute for Nautical Certification and Standardisation (ICCN).