I am the owner of a neel 45 (n18)
So far we have been happy with the boat
. No structural faults, no quality Problems (but then again she is still young).
We are sailing the boat at the Moment the the Southhampton boat Show
. There she will be exposed. We live with 2 Young children
aboard. So if the quality is bad, it will show by then.
I have checked the boat by an indipendent professionel. We have not found significant problems (some small problems that you will probably find in any new boat - that we easily resolved or improved).
The boat sails
fast and is easily managed by one person alone at sea.
The rig is simplisitc. I personally like this as I admire simple, easy and funcitonal design. So far I have been sailing very fast, and this even without using a complex running rig. I like easy and fast sailing.
n13 (neelexperience) is a tragic event and I feel sorry for all the involved persons. But in my understanding it proved the neel security concept
. Even if you have a hull failure - it does NOT SINK.
Every new neel hull evolved a lot comparing to its previous model . Some problems that existed in earlier models have been completly eliminated. That sad n1 is still beeing used in charter buiseness. The owner seems to be happy with the boat, as he bought a second one (n10).
Of course I am very much interested in your knowledge about possible problems on neel Trimarans. I am still searching for possible problems. But just could not find them on my boat. Where can I find a problem?
thanks for your input m