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.
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.
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.
MEASUREMENTS : 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