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  1. 2009 Neel 50

    February 16, 2013 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    Huge red letters emblazon the bow of this innovative vessel: JUST MAKES SENSE.

    Nothing could better summarize the groundbreaking design of this amazing yacht.

    Yet Eric Bruneel’s (of Fountaine Pajot’s design team) concept is simple: to offer the performance of a trimaran and the comfort and accommodation of a cruising catamaran. The result is an interior with the volume and style of a New York loft that travels in double digits in the lightest of airs, and over 20kts when the wind picks up. The platform is incredible, its area (more than 500 sq.ft) is impressive, and, once aboard, all you want to do is cast off… In the end, the Neel 50 is perhaps the multihull of the future. In much the same way that hybrid automobiles have made an impact on our roads, this concept of putting cruising cat accomodations on top of a performance trimaran hull will surely begin a new lineage in the evolution of multihull design.

    JUST MAKES SENSE has a cutting edge interior loaded with all the amenities for comfortable cruising and living aboard. But despite all of its creature comforts, the NEEL 50 is a high performance vessel, paying tribute to Bruneel’s racing pedigree. It is resolutely designed for fast cruising,

    The NEEL 50 is set up with the latest innovations developed by racing multihulls, such as square top mainsail, Vectran shrouds and forestay, reef hooks, and carbon rudder, to name but a few. Weight distribution is centered, limiting pitching. The sail area is wide with 170 square meters per ton. The trimaran is also fast under power. Indeed, the main hull’s prismatic coefficient offers a very low drag and the lateral floats only touch the water surface ever so lightly.

    Equipment on Board:

    Boat Name
    Just Makes Sense

    LOA: 50 ft 0 in
    Beam: 36 ft 7 in
    Maximum Draft: 3 ft 6 in

    Engine Brand: Volvo
    Engine(s) Total Power: 75 HP
    Cruising Speed: 12 knots
    Year Built: 2009

    Fresh Water Tanks: (184 Gallons)
    Fuel Tanks: (130 Gallons)
    Holding Tanks: (40 Gallons)

    Number of single berths: 4
    Number of double berths: 3
    Number of cabins: 3
    Number of heads: 2

    Depthsounder – Furuno
    Wind speed and direction – Furuno
    Plotter – Garmin 5212
    Autopilot – Furuno
    TV set – Panasonic LCD
    DVD player

    Fully battened mainsail
    Furling genoa

    Electric winch

    Inside Equipment
    Bow thruster
    Electric bilge pump
    Battery charger
    Air conditioning
    Hot water
    Fresh water maker
    Microwave oven
    Electric head

    Electrical Equipment
    Shore power inlet
    Electrical Circuit: 110V

    Outside Equipment/Extras
    Cockpit cushions
    Cockpit table
    Swimming ladder
    Cockpit shower
    Electric windlass

    Bimini Top
    Mainsail cover
    Lazy bag

    Vessel Description

    Even in person JUST MAKE SENSE gives the appearance of a computer generated image due to her futuristic lines and clean, uncluttered decks. With all sail control lines except the Genoa sheet led below deck, she presents endless space on deck, cabid top, and cockpit for lounging and enjoying sailing at exhilirating speed.