The Neel 65 is a lightweight craft with sleek lines and all the sailing qualities of its smaller brother the Neel 45 - High Performance, a lightness of touch and comfortable sea keeping. The interior is by Franck Darnet Design, combining a contemporary feel with sober and refined materials - “Sport Chic”.
Wide panoramic view The elegant saloon cabin offers a wide panoramic view. The main living area is on the same level as the cabins, allowing functional and fluid movement around the interior - unique for a cruising multihull craft. The central kitchen is equipped with a convivial bar area. Two tables (one of which is convertible into a cocktail table) can host up to twelve diners. The two L-shaped sofas face each other in a highly comfortable volume. A large chart table is situated in the centre, looking out to sea with panoramic view of 220°.
Unique interior layout The layout is highly functional with generous, conserved living spaces for maximum hospitality. The concept is unique, responding to the requirements of crewed charter usage as well as for family cruising, with different versions available. The owner’s suite is majestic, boasting a large double bed with a view of the horizon through a bay window 2.5 metres wide. Light fills the space, inviting the outside world into its embrace. The cabin has a separate toilet and a bathroom with shower looking out to sea through a vertical panel. Each of the other cabins has its own private bathroom with toilet.
Exterior Access to the cockpit is through a wide sliding glass door. The large table accommodates 10 guests comfortably seated on a U-shaped bench. The cockpit has a kitchen with sink, fridge and hotplate. There is a wide sunbathing area to starboard. The skirt of the central hull platform offers a large swimming deck of 2.50 metres by 2.00 metres equipped with a bathing ladder. At the aft of the main hull there is a space for storing the dinghy. At the rear of the side floats, there are stowage bins for leisure facilities (canoes, windsurfing or paddle board gear) with quick and direct access to the sea by the skirts. Access to the flybridge is via a staircase from the cockpit, providing extra security.
Flybridge This communal area of 33 square metres contains both the helm and a table for eight people with a bench convertible into a wide sunbathing zone. The helm groups all systems for manoeuvering such that the comfort of guests is never disturbed. Each side float has large deck access hatches to extra space which can serve as storage for sails or diving equipment (compressor)
High performance option weighs 1,1 t less A “High Performance” option is available with a net weight gain of 1.1 tonnes: Carbon mast with rail and trolleys and harken ball races, carbon canoe boom, textile standing rigging , Dyneema running rigging, pulpit carbon helm wheel, mainsail, genoa and staysail in Hydranet (Spectra / Dacron) Genaker and gennaker fittings, winches Harken Performa, fixtures in composite core. The Neel 65 is very easy to operate even with a reduced crew thanks to deck equipment and electric winch control at the helm on the flybridge. Remote control of the engine and bow thruster from the flybridge facilitates docking manoeuvres.
Technical Specifications: Length over all: 19,80 m Beam: 12,05 m Draft: 1,80 m Mast heigth: 27 m Engine: 150 PS