Leen Trimarans reveals Leen 50 cruiser
The La Rochelle trimaran builder has expanded its portfolio with a 50ft entry model featuring solar panels and a master suite on the starboard side of the main deck.
The Leen 50 will consume just two litres per nautical mile
Leen Trimarans has announced an entry-level 50-footer to its range of engine-powered trimarans following the launches of the Leen 56 last year and the new flagship Leen 72 in mid-April. Like its big sisters, the Leen 50 features naval architecture by Bernard Nivelt and exterior and interior design by Pierre Frutschi.
The La Rochelle builder, which also produces Neel sailing trimarans, has created a production line for the 50 and the first units are scheduled to launch in late 2023.
The forward part of the roof can be covered in solar panels
PVC and PET foams, not Balsa, are used in the core of the vacuum-moulded composite sandwich, carbon fibre reinforcements add structural strength, while resins and gelcoats have evolved to limit styrene emissions.
Described as an ‘open-sea trawler trimaran’, the Leen 50 features a 26ft beam, weights in the central hull and engines in the side floats, with the narrow hulls improving hydrodynamics and economy.
The owner’s suite is on the starboard side of the main deck
Fitted with twin 110hp or 150hp engines, the yacht is expected to have a cruising speed of nearly 10 knots while consuming about 2 litres per nautical mile, for a range of about 1,500nm at 9 knots with 3,500 litres of fuel.
The yacht is expected to have a top speed of 14 knots and the shipyard is exploring the possibility of hybrid propulsion. The design features an uncovered aft sundeck on the flybridge, with the forward part covered in solar panels to power operating systems such as when anchored.
The saloon table can be raised for dining
Steps from the three aft platforms lead to the aft cockpit, which can be customised and offers access to the foredeck under covered side walkways.
Inside, the Leen 50 features innovations developed on the new Neel 43 sailing trimaran by using biosourced, recyclable materials for its interior fittings. Décor includes luxury leather trim, high-quality carpentry in solid wood, Bolon flooring and Corian solid surfaces.
The helm is starboard and links to the galley to port
The layout features the saloon on the port side of the main deck, where the table can be raised for dining for up to eight people. Forward is a C-shaped galley, stairs to the lower deck and the wheelhouse with a wide bench seat to starboard and a side door.
The saloon offers access to the owner’s suite, which occupies the starboard side of the main deck, aft of the wheelhouse. The cabin has an aft-facing island bed, mirrored cupboards and an en-suite bathroom with twin sinks flanked by a shower and a separate toilet. There’s also a door to the starboard walkway.
The master suite has a door to the starboard walkway
Below, in the central hull, are two guest cabins and a shared bathroom. The aft cabin has a forward-facing double, while the forward cabin can be fitted with a double bed or bunk beds. The boat’s forepeaks can be accessed from the main deck and converted into single cabins.
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