Neel 52 Trimaran
NEEL trimarans are conceived for fast cruising.
With an average cruising speed of 10 knots, over 200 nautical miles are easily achievable every 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 center hull is rockered to facilitate tacking. Floats are of a stretched form to privilege directional stability and passage through the sea (thin bows).
The Neel 52 rigging is directly derived from racing trimarans, thereby achieving full cruising speeds of 1.5 to 2 times faster than conventional multihulls.
The Neel 52 sail area is generous with some 183 sqf per tonne. Finally, the trimaran configuration also facilitates sustained speed under motor propulsion. The prismatic coefficient of the central hull minimizes drag. The side floats are only very lightly in contact with the surface of the water.
|Light Displacement||29700 lbs|
|Living Area||754 sq.f|
|Engine||Volvo 110 Hp|
|Fuel tank (approx.)||206 gal|
|Water tank (approx.)||133 gal|
|Cabins||Up to 7|
|Showers, standard version||3|
|Sail Area Upwind ( Aluminum mast )||1787′ sq.ft|
|Sail Area Upwind ( Carbon Mast )||1862′ sq.ft|
|Mast Height ( Aluminum )||79′ 06″|
|Mast Height ( Carbon )||81′ 36″|