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|Hull Warranty||2 years|
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY BIGBIRD NEEL 47
BIGBIRD is a Fully Loaded Neel 47 and features state of the art electrical systems.
BIGBIRD was the winner or the ARC 2021
Enhanced Rigging with a carbon mast with racing sails, asymmetrical spinnaker and a 222 square meter Parasailor and all the deck rigging upgrade.
Webasto Bluecool V50 Air ciondition system, that can run all night powered by the battery bank !
Induction Coocktop and cionvection Oven/Microwave ( No Propane )
High Capacity 220 Volts Water Maker
55" Samsung Frame TV
4 Mastervolt MLI Ultra 5500 48 Volts Lithium Batteries totaling 22Kw/h
Integrel System ( smart high capacity alternator )
Two Mastervolt Mass Combis allowing 7000W of AC power
2600W of walk able Solbian solar panels
Two different shore power plugs that accept both Euro and US shore power (either 50 or 60 Hz)
220V/50hz main installation along with 120V/60hz outlets that can supply 1200W
Torquedo electric dinghy motor
This is the 27th Neel 47 to come out of the factory and I had it built to be able to circumnavigate off the grid and in comfort. I have sailed her from the factory in La Rochelle through the Med, across the Atlantic (winner of the 2021 ARC+) and up the Caribbean to Florida. I was primarily on the hook and only entered the occasional marina for diesel. Crossing the Atlantic used less than 25 gallons from the Canary Islands to Grenada. The massive Solbian walkable solar array keeps the four Mastervolt Ultra 5500s lithium batteries charged while using all of your electronics just like you’re at home. Run everything at the same time…microwave, induction cooktop, high capacity water maker and air conditioning with the two Mastervolt Mass Combis that are installed. Power is monitored on the Easyview 5, but it is never a worry. The B&G auto pilot is kept on high speed and Halo 20+ radar transmitting throughout the night hardly making a dent in the battery bank. The air conditioner can run all night long on batteries alone. If the sun isn’t shining and you want to top off the batteries, the Integrel system is installed on the Volvo engine which will charge your bank in a very short time. This system is all automatic and has been the most impressive system I have come across. I made this boat to be all electric except for the diesel engine. No gas for cooking and no gasoline for the dinghy as it has electric Torqueedo propulsion. There are no electric restrictions. It has the advantages of being wired with 220/50hz, but has an additional inverter and outlets for 110/60hz appliances. Two shore power receptacles ensure you can plug in overseas and at home accepting both 50 and 60 hz. Other electronic upgrades include the Cortex Vesper VHF with AIS and its own plotter, B&G forward scan, and a Quick chain counter and control along with two electric winches at the helm.
The boat is fast and sails like a dream. I often sailed single handed which is a breeze on the Neel. The carbon mast is a must for added comfort and speed. I reached 23 knots flying the large Parasailor and it was completely stable and comfortable. One of my favorite features in the layout is the stateroom on the main level with its 270 degree view. This Neel is one to look at if you want a boat that will get you where you are going at good speed and is easy, safe and fun to sail. A perfect boat for long passages or a quick sail around the islands
Why a NEEL Trimaran is FASTER at sea ?
Trimarans are significantly faster than monohulls or catamarans.
The superiority of the trimaran is obvious during upwind sailing, especially due to the rig : on a catamaran, the forestay pulls from the front beam, the mast compresses a central beam and the shrouds pull the two floats supporting the forestay and mast beam: this platform deforms in many directions. Consequently, it is then impossible to have a rigid forestay. On a trimaran, the forestay, mast, and mainsail tension are structurally bonded to one strong, longitudinal beam: the main hull. This configuration, as per a monohull, allows for a rigid forestay and good performance up-wind. Performance is also enhanced by the centered weight.
|Drive Type||Sail Drive|
|Propeller Type||3 Blade|
|Max Bridge Clearance||62.25ft|
|Fresh Water Tank||1 x 160 gal ()|
|Fuel Tank||1 x 80 gal ()|