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Following the critical international success of its innovative multihulls in recent years, NEEL Trimarans has announced the launch of a new generation of models, the Evolution range.

The French shipyard has launched the new range to further improve the design, construction and performance of its models, which have won prestigious awards including 2013 Boat of the Year, 2018 Europe Yacht of the Year, and Multihull of the Year.

The shipyard’s range now include the NEEL 45 Evolution and NEEL 65 Evolution, both of which retain the NEEL Trimarans’ DNA including optimal safety, easy centralised manoeuvring, responsive steering, central technical room for centred weight, superb performance, single-level living and outstanding comfort.

The NEEL 45 Evolution has advanced to feature a host of improved features. Access at sea is easier with additional transom steps, and a rigid cockpit bimini facilitates better access to the boom and greater protection from the elements. The 45 Evolution also has a more luxurious interior finish, and a comprehensive option inventory offering innovative alternatives for solar and navigation electronics.

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The catamaran is also even faster, courtesy of the optional central daggerboard combined with the optional performance rig, which is impressive considering its predecessor, the NEEL 45, won the 2015 ARC in real time.

The NEEL 45 Evolution is available in two layouts: the “Loft” version, which sleeps up to eight, and the “Cruise”, which sleeps between six and ten.

The NEEL 45 Evolution will be launched at the 2018 International Multihull Boat Show in La Grande Motte from 18 to 22 April.

NEEL has also upgraded its flagship mode, the NEEL 65. The new NEEL 65 Evolution boasts what the company is calling a cockloon (the seamless integration of cockpit and saloon) with a capacity to seat 14 guests.

A second lounge provides plenty of room to relax and enjoy the panoramic sea views, while the central saloon has the flexibility of converting dining and coffee tables to berths or benches as needed.

The trimaran’s galley is expansive and ingeniously designed to maximise space, storage and functionality at sea.

The NEEL 65 Evolution also features a stunning master suite on the main deck affording breath taking views, while improved access to the central hull revolutionises the trimaran’s previous layout.

As with the NEEL 45 Evolution, the new 65 model also enjoys a significant upgrade in the quality of materials and finishes.

The NEEL 65 Evolution will be launched in La Rochelle in July 2018.

multihullsolutions.com.au

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