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Neel 51 trimaran | First look at this exciting new cruisers | Yachting World





A first walkthrough of La Rochelle based Neel Trimarans new 51ft cruising trimaran from La Grande Motte multihull show 2017.

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The Neel 51 may have turned plenty of heads at La Grande-Motte boat show in April, but can three hulls really offer the style and accommodation expected these days of a luxury performance multihull?

Neel has found a clever niche offering the performance benefits of a trimaran with the type of accommodation offered in a cruising catamaran. This new trimaran, the Neel 51, was the most talked-about multihull at La Grand-Motte boat show in April, and of the year so far.

The La Rochelle company argues its trimarans are more stable than cruising catamarans. Cats, it says, reach their peak righting moment at 12º heel, beyond which sail needs to be reduced.

That peak for a tri, however, is not until 27º heel – an unusually steep angle for cruising. Neel also argues that trimarans are faster, particularly upwind, thanks to a more rigid forestay (attached to centre hull) and more central weight management.

The Joubert-Nivelt design incorporates the best assets of Neel’s previous 45 and 65 models – that of performance and comfort in a bluewater family yacht – and adds even more space for its size.

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25 comments

  1. great work Neel

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  2. So he's "patented" the idea of styling aft outdoor seating in the same manner as the galley?

    Yeah, OK, that's sure to hold up in court.

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  3. Nice review but remember Neel has a terrible reputation for fit and finish.

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  4. Incredible is truly the word. What a spacious boat. And the access to the engineering space, good heaven. What a dream to work on.

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  5. That other video is interlaced. This one has horrible audio and is 480p, not even 720p, let alone 1080p. Please get some decent equipment and learn how to use it. I'm just gonna un-sub in the mean-time.

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  6. where is the audio?

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  7. Loads of nice, sharp edges & few handholds to make things interesting.

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  8. Beautiful boat!

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  9. Audio man! Take a crash course in audio!

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  10. That is a ludicrously inefficient use of space.

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  11. 500 Grand? How does it handle heavy weather and is it a performer as heavy as it is?

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  12. Do you know for what s the hatch in 5:33 is used? Great video by the way 😉

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  13. Speak up for F@@@@ sakes

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  14. unreal

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  15. Do Catamarans and Trimarans have air conditioning options?

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  16. It's beautiful.

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  17. What a beautiful boat!!!

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  18. Nice vessel but can't hear anything.

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  19. I love it. Like a floating apartment.
    But also more expensive than my house. A lot more expensive.

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  20. No attempt at making it pretty. Probably the ugliest design language I've seen on a luxury boat this size.

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  21. When are you going to give us a sailing review?

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  22. 3:38 – Not one safety chain. Door should open toward the walkspace – better to kick the door than fall.

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  23. All multi-hulls share one basic flaw.

    They are equally stable right side up or inverted. :^)

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  24. It would be great if you could do a test sail on this boat. It's looks brilliant but would be really interesting to hear your views on the sailing performance. Thanks.

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  25. Very Nice Tri!

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