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Old 07-05-2013, 21:23   #1
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New Neel 60 Trimaran

Only $1.5 mil.
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mean machine. Good value by comparison with the competive cats if you have 1.5 M loose change.

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very nice, more choices for the billionaires
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Just get rid of that middle hull and you have a good looking cat.
Seriously,is a trimaran an advantage in this size?
I am trying to think of any.
Is it faster than a cat with all 3 hulls in the water?Seems to have less living space.Harder to build.Heavier.
I do confess to a catamaran bias.I built a 32 Kelsall cat as opposed to a 31 Searunner and never regretted it.
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Just get rid of that middle hull and you have a good looking cat.
Seriously,is a trimaran an advantage in this size?
I am trying to think of any.
Is it faster than a cat with all 3 hulls in the water?Seems to have less living space.Harder to build.Heavier.
I do confess to a catamaran bias.I built a 32 Kelsall cat as opposed to a 31 Searunner and never regretted it.
As I gather, the advantage of a tri is the slimmer amas make it go faster under sail. A cat has two large hulls in the water, the tri under sail, one large hull, one small hull. With all three in the water, the advantage is higher load capacity, but then you may lose the sail speed advantage, I think this boat goes for the sailing speed.
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Just get rid of that middle hull and you have a good looking cat.
Seriously,is a trimaran an advantage in this size?
I am trying to think of any.
Is it faster than a cat with all 3 hulls in the water?Seems to have less living space.Harder to build.Heavier.
I do confess to a catamaran bias.I built a 32 Kelsall cat as opposed to a 31 Searunner and never regretted it.
Well compared to my 5X it is 38' wide - 10' wider. It has mainsail area of 1130 sqft vs 1370 on the 5X.
Genoa - 915 vs 810 (5X)
Gennaker - 1722 vs 2045 (5X)

Weight is 42000 vs 30-33000 lbs for the 5X.

Air draft is 85 vs 91'

Would be interesting to see how much difference the width, weight and weight distribution make as well as the wetted surface. I'm pretty sure its a fast boat! A friend of mine has sailed on the 45' Neel and said it was a blast - I think its cool there is a really interesting boat like this on the market.
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Re: New Neel 60 Trimaran

Looks fantastic, especially the deck level cabins (nothing beats to see the full view when you wake up!). However, several questions/problems come to mind :

1. With all the views on the top cabins, how can you make anyone sleep in the lower cabin when sailing with a large group?
2. Two amas are already a problem, can't think of the extra cost that the third one will bring.
3. Only single engine. And thinking of that size plus single engine plus close quarter moves in the marina!!! I wouldn't want to be that captain...
4. Very hard reach to the genoa...

However, once again; the upper cabins look georgeous. GB (or Outremer) speed with Leopard 60's owners cabin, that's a nice combination!!!
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Plus, does anyone knows proper lifts that're capable of 38 ft beam???
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I saw the renderings. I have seen the original one and it looked super ugly.

Why sail an ugly boat?

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I saw the renderings. I have seen the original one and it looked super ugly.

Why sail an ugly boat?

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I think they are called drydocks.
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I think they are called drydocks.
Or just EXPENSIVE!!!
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But how many marinas have it? That's the question... (Along with how much do they charge for a 60x38ft tri!!!)
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But how many marinas have it? That's the question... (Along with how much do they charge for a 60x38ft tri!!!)
No problem hauling it with a rail. Lot's of 'em around.
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