NEEL 65: the So Expected Trimaran Launch

NEEL 65Tomorrow will be the D Day as the first NEEL 65 will touch the water! We are not going to have to wait too long to see the maiden voyage of the world’s biggest ever series-build Cruising Trimaran in La Rochelle later on in the month.


The 28th of May will see the NEEL 65 head out to sea to put to the test all of the sailing qualities that give this craft superb receptive handling, terrific performance and an outstanding level of luxurious comfort for those on board.

NEEL 65This boat is bigger than its brother the NEEL 45 three hulled marvel, but is still lightweight to handle and has head turning sleek lines and design features. The La Rochelle Trimaran building yard has already constructed 15 NEEL 45s.



These features will be on display in September for everyone to see when the NEEL 65 arrives in Cannes. After that, it is on to the Caribbean, which will be its home for the foreseeable future, and where it will be put to work as a chic charter vessel with crew.



NEEL 65For anyone that is lucky enough to hire the ship, then they will be able to take advantage of its six double cabins and an equal number of bathrooms. The 1200 square feet has been divided up masterfully into separate crew and guest areas, in a design that is not only practical but also providing more than generous living space. This provides not only a feeling of freedom, but also is practical enough to have lots of storage capacity.



Let’s not forget what the ultimate purpose of this craft will be, because the designers certainly haven’t. The NEEL 65 has windsurfing, canoeing and paddleboards tucked away in storage bins on deck. With 21 square metres of sun lounging space on the Flybridge, this is a vessel that is going to be highly sort after in the Caribbean charter market.


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Overall Length: 65 ft
LWL: 62.3 ft
Overall Width: 39.50 ft
Standard air draught: 88.56 ft
Draught: 5.9 ft
Full battened mainsail: 1.227 sq.ft
Furling genoa: 1.000 sq.ft
Self tacking, furling staysail: 430 sq.ft
Genaker (optional): 1,722 sq.ft
Water: 263 U.S. gal
Fuel: 263 U.S. gal
Engine: 1 × Diesel 150 HP / 113 kW
Architects: Joubert-Nivelt

Pictures: Olivier Blanchet & Neel Trimarans