Neel 52 sailing trimaran to make Australia debut in 2024
France’s Neel Trimarans is developing the Lombard-designed Neel 52, with regional dealer Multihull Solutions scheduled to show Australia’s first unit in 2024.
Marc Lombard designed the Neel 52
Neel Trimarans is developing the Neel 52, with Asia-Pacific dealer Multihull Solutions announcing that it will debut Australia’s first hull in 2024. Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group is behind the Neel 52, which has a racy, modern silhouette, elaborately designed hull and sleek lines, following the firm’s designs for the Neel 43 and 47 sailing trimarans.
The Neel 52 features a new system for deploying the tender
The trimaran accommodates up to 12 passengers yet is easily handled by a small crew, with Neel stating that the 52 is the only multihull of this size that can offer up to six double cabins and two crew stations as an option.
Available in a range of layouts to suit private or charter use, the Neel 52 offers four, five or six cabins, with the choice of the owner’s cabin on the main deck or a huge saloon, as well as one or two crew cabins.
The platform includes a central ‘rockered’ hull
The yacht’s beam of 26ft is half of its overall length of 52ft, with Lombard following the attributes of the 43 and 47 by incorporating hull floats that provide stability, a high freeboard and a central ‘rockered’ hull, which helps tacking and manoeuvring in port.
The trimaran features the renowned Cockloon®, an impressive interior/exterior living space that incorporates the shipyard’s full-beam cockpit®, an extra-wide area with multiple seating configurations that can be rearranged to take full advantage of the different vistas.
The trimaran features the Cockloon® living area
The open-plan living space is designed on one level and enjoys natural light and panoramic views, while the interior features premium furnishings and finishes.
The helm station has a triple seat and easy access from the cockpit or deck to ensure easy communication between skipper and crew. The Neel 52 has also introduced an improved system for simplified lifting and handling of the tender.
The rig includes a square-top mainsail
The yacht is available with an aluminium or carbon mast, the latter accompanied by a large square-top mainsail. The Neel 52’s construction resembles that of the other models in the range by using vacuum-infused composite sandwich with triaxial fibre reinforcements, as well as PVC and PET sandwich core foam for enhanced durability.