I have examined NEELs at boat shows, and spoken to he designer
Some people are asking, why this over a catamaran? Because this is a trimaran
. Better motion and faster. Bruneel claims that they average 10 kts coming here from France
and I believe him. Also, keep in mind that a catamaran doesn't have more space. I think some people are looking at it the wrong way. The cabins on catamarans are in the amas. By contrast, on this boat, the main cabins are in the bridgedeck, which means you have additional secondary cabins in the amas as well as a ridiculous amount of storage
space below. It's incredible how much there is.
Also, the cabins have the most breathtaking view I have ever seen on any boat anywhere. I think you couldn't find that anywhere else except on a powerboat.
To me, the disadvantage is that I'm more of a traditionalist, and the Neels look a little too futuristic, like a spaceship on the water
. But that's personal preference. The other disadvantage in some cases would be the enormous beam. I also thought the heads on the 45 were a little small, they could have set a huge one up down in the ama also. This one looks like it has one large head
instead of two smaller ones, which would be a drawback for some people, although I'm sure there is an option for an additional one.
I didn't see any quality issues that jumped out at me, but your mileage may vary.