NEEL trimarans is designing and building cruising trimarans.

Founded and managed by Eric Bruneel, NEEL-TRIMARANS is based in La Rochelle, the capital city of sailing in France.

NEEL-TRIMARANS surrounded itself with the best equipment and service suppliers for the construction of its trimarans.


Eric Bruneel, Entrepreneur

Eric Bruneel has more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction of multihulls, of which 26 (1983-2009) were devoted to the development of Fountaine-Pajot SA, the world leader of cruising catamarans, whose 2000th unit was delivered in August 2009, listed on Alternex Paris New York Stock Exchange in June 2007.

He has been successively Export and General Manager of the company, where he took an active part in catamarans creation and development.

Meanwhile, in 2003, he designed and built the fifty-foot trimaran “Trilogic” aboard which he won his class in the OSTAR 2004 solo transatlantic race as well as the 2005 Rolex Fastnet Race. He was also placed second in the 2006 Route du Rhum.

It is the combination of these experiences in the world of yachting and racing that led to the idea of a fast and comfortable cruising trimaran.