Neel 45 Trimaran Review – What to Expect?

French sailor Eric Bruneel worked for a catamaran company overseeing the building of sailing vessels for years before starting his own sailboat-building venture. Brunell is the innovative force behind the tri-hulled sailboat dubbed a trimaran.

This Neel 45 Trimaran review, along with others has discovered that this design is considered too futuristic or bizarre for some sailors while others embrace the multihulled vessel with open arms and the passionate eagerness of a sailor waiting to set out on a voyage.


The Neel 45 Trimaran was designed to look and feel modern. The furnishings are comfortable, but serviceable and made from a lightweight material that won’t bog down the vessel.

Cabins feature double beds and large windows that offer a spectacular view from any angle. The boat is stripped down to bare essentials without compromising comfort. The spare accommodations allow for the boat to reach higher speeds.

One of the highlights below deck is the galley that gives you lots of counter space for cooking and is located in a central area that keeps you part of the action on board.


The advantage of having a champion sailor design a boat is that he has a deep understanding of what is needed to keep a vessel and her passengers safe.

The three hulls provide the boat with greater stability and balance, making sailing a smoother experience no matter what your destinations

Even down to the choice of furnishings, the Neel 45 has kept one eye on safety. The entire boat was kept to a minimum weight to keep it light, fast, and responsive.

Under Sail

Averaging 10 knots, the Neel 45 reaches speeds that would otherwise require a crew to run about to perform adjustments. This isn’t so on the 45 where controlling and maneuvering the vessel is kept on an even keel.

The power of the 45 is enough to take even experienced sailors aback in surprise. Under sail, the Neel 45 packs a punch that is nearly unmatched by its contemporaries.


The modernized look of the boat extends into the interior of the boat. Below deck is lined with laminate that gives the interior a decidedly futuristic look that may or may not appeal to your particular tastes.

Sticklers for a boat to look like a boat inside, or to have the wood and snowy white paneling throughout the interior, will probably dislike the appearance below deck.

On the plus side, headroom accommodates tall people easily, there is plenty of space for lounging, and there are numerous windows to let in natural light.


A three-hulled boat can still garner double-takes by unsuspecting passers-by and can be something the sailor will have to become used to over time.

The boat’s look has been compared to a spaceship and, much like the interior, the appeal is debatable and largely left to individual tastes.

Why Sail the Neel 45

  • The three-hulled design allows for greater control, power, and speed
  • Furnishings are minimalistic and lightweight
  • The three-hull design makes the vessel safer and more stable
  • Easy to control and sail
  • Very fast
  • Modern design makes it stand out
  • Comfortable living spaces

In Conclusion

The Neel 45 Trimaran is a new experience for many sailors devoted to a single or double-hulled sailboat. The difference in designs, however, is worth the learning curve required for sailing this spaceship of the water.

The sheer speed and power are magnificent and exhilarating! If the aesthetics are displeasing to you, just bring a few colorful throws to toss around to add a splash of color. The performance strongly outweighs any offense to your inner decorator!


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  • Overall length: 44 ft
  • Overall width: 28 ft
  • Draft: 4 ft
  • Air draft: 63 ft
  • Displacement: 8.5 T
  • Furling genoa: 495 sqft
  • Inboard engine: Volvo 55 hp sail drive
  • Freshwater: 160 us gallons
  • Diesel: 80 us gallons
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • Bathroom: 2

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    16 thoughts on “Neel 45 Trimaran Review – What to Expect?”

    1. This looks really good. I like how the trimaran can be taken for a cruise holiday as it is a totally different experience from travelling and staying in luxury hotels.

      A great getaway from city life as you can explore the world through this amazing trimaran. Now we just need to open up some wine bottles in the lower cabin and celebrate!

      • Hi Joshua,

        Yes, it is an awesome way to travel and visit beautiful islands. The trimaran is fast and comfortable, thus allows you to explore more places!

        If you open up wine bottles, then cheers!

        Thank you for the comment and wish you to a nice day

    2. Hi and thanks for posting about the Neel 45 Trimaran. I really like your reviews because you always use good big clear photos to illustrate your points and also you always include the plans so I can see what is where – helps me visualise it. I’m off to Split this summer so will take a look at these.

      • Hi Nicola,

        Nice to hear from you again.

        Thank you for the compliment. Split is an awesome starting point to begin your sailing trip.Here is a nice article about yacht charters in Croatia that could interest you.

        Have a nice journey

    3. Hi Daniella,

      Very cool catamaran and thank you for your great review. I was always interested in doing sailing, but never had the possibility to do so until now. When I look at the price for this catamaran it is not possible at the moment to rent it 😉 Maybe in the future.

      What do I have to do to become an official sailor, where I’m allowed to sail in different countries? Are you a sailor?


    4. Hello Daniella,
      You always have something special to tell about yachts. I do love the way you place the pictures.
      They just put you in the yacht, thank you for the experience.
      I think the Neel 45 is futuristic in design, it looks stable and sturdy. I do not find it exterior attractive.
      I love its interior though.
      But if I may ask you between the Neel 45 and the Lagoon 560, which one will you choose for a cruise or probably own?

      • Hi Emmanuel,

        To answer to your question, it really depends on your preferences . If you like speed , the Trimaran will be the perfect boat to choose , but if you want to cruise , then a catamaran like the lagoon 560 would be a better choice. Don’t take me wrong, catamarans are fast , but not as a Trimaran !

        I hope it helped.

        Thank you for the comment and wish you a nice day!

    5. Hi Daniella,

      Going on a Yacht Cruise has always been a dream of mine, as it brings about a different set of travelling experiences. Can’t wait to go on a Yacht Vacation soon as The Trimaran looks like a cook sailboat to be on. Is it expensive to rent one though? Do you have to sail it on your own or it is possible to hire a sailor to do it for you?

      • Hi there,

        This boat is not as expensive as you think it is. The price is 906 Euro per person for a period of 7 days. The price of an hotel is much higher !You can not sail this boat on your own especially if you don’t possess a skipper license.I hope it helped and if you any other question, I will be more than happy to help you

        Have a nice day

    6. This is sweet. I remember I went on a catamaran a couple times in the virgin islands and it was a blast. it was our friends so we didn’t have to pay for it which was nice. I had a hard time understanding your payment number. what is 7.25 pounds in American dollars?

      • Hi Chris,

        That’s nice ,especially when it’s free!

        The price is 8.248$ per week

        I hope it helped and don’t hesitate to contact me for any other questions.

        Have a nice:)

    7. Hey, really good review, it really got me pumped up to go on vacations pretty soon, hopefully I can before winter though, I will keep updated on your site to check out your latest reviews, hopefully find a good place or service, let me tell my wife about your page so she can also check it out.

      • Hi Danny,

        I am glad you liked the review . No problem, I am here to to help 🙂

        Thank you for passing by and wish you a great day

    8. Hey Daniella, thanks for the great article. I believe I’ve seen other trihulled vessels about before but don’t think I have ever seen a Trimaran. I can certainly see why it would have some advantages, but do prefer the look of a classic monohull. That certainly is subjective, though.

      My sister did a tour of the Caribbean a few years ago on a dual hulled boat. I might like to do something similar and was wondering if you knew of anyone that might be offering something like that with a trihull.

      • Hi Christian,

        Tri hulls were very popular in the 70s and 80s, these little boats are more for racing.

        I never tried them though.

        A monohull is a great boat as well, it is a question of personal choice. I have sailed a lot on monohulls, but today my favorite yachts are Cats.

        We don’t rent Tri Hulls, but there is, for example, the Trimaran just above in the article:) This Trimaran Neel 45 is only avalable in Croatia in July and August.

        I hope it helped and if you need to know any further information, please don’t hesitate to ask, I’ll be more than happy to help

        Thank you for the comment and I wish you an awesome day!


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