Neel 47 key points:
NEEL trimarans are built for fast cruising. With an average cruising speed of 10 knots , over 200 nautical miles are easily achievable each 24 hours . Speeds from 15 to 18 knots are often reached when the breeze freshens. Weight centering is managed in order to limit pitching.
The centre hull is rockered to facilitate tacking.
Floats are of a stretched form to privilege directional stability and passage through the sea (thin bows). The rigging is directly derived from racing trimarans, thereby achieving full cruising speeds of 1.5 to 2 times faster than conventional cruising yachts . The sail surface area is generous with some 17m2 per tonne
Finally, the trimaran configuration also facilitates sustained speed under motor propulsion . The low prismatic coefficient of the central hull means drag is very weak. The side floats are only very lightly in contact with the surface of the water.
The manoeuvres reported to the steering station have been designed for navigation with a reduced crew or even for easy solo manoeuvres
- Choice of 2 possible rigs: classic or carbon performance
- 3 sails with berths (including a self tacking and releasable staysail)
- Up to 3 headsails genoa, staysail and asymmetrical spinnaker (option)
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