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Enrico Tettamanti and his family on board his NEEL 51: KAMANA

We are already completely in love with our Neel 51 – Kamana 3.3! The boat is simply … smart!

“Just makes sense”, Neel’s motto could not have been more appropriate.

Every time I wake up, I look around, whether we’re anchored in a bay or sailing in the ocean and wonder: “why didn’t I think of a boat like that before?” Simply because it didn’t exist !

How it happened:

After living on sailboats for over 20 years, sailing around the world and from pole to pole, we decided it was time for a change. The family has grown and we wanted to have a more comfortable yet efficient. Our project is to sail around the world in 7 years (my third circumnavigation), exploring the more remote and less frequented places in the tropics.

I’m not a fan of catamarans, but I absolutely wanted to change for a multihull, so, until the birth of Neel 51, it wasn’t easy to find something attractive in the market. With 2 kids full time on board, I couldn’t  make a mistake in the choice…

The NEEL 51 is the perfect boat for us and project, because of its great efficiency, that allows us to sail in almost every condition. After 5 months on board and 5000 miles I can say that the choice was perfect and that the boat exceeded my expectations in every respect.

Thanks to the extraordinary team of NEEL-TRIMARANS: young, motivated and with a great sensibility from the human point of view. They have always helped me find the best solution for every aspect of the boat. The systems of Kamana 3.3 are at the level of the most prestigious mega yachts in the world. But the real difference is that Neel philosophy has managed to keep all the systems as simple as possible and easily accessible. Thanks to the technical room and engine room of the central hull, it was easy to design the best and most efficient system that can be had in the boating market today.

Enrico Tettamanti and his family on board his NEEL 51: KAMANA 1
Enrico Tettamanti and his family on board his NEEL 51: KAMANA 4
Enrico Tettamanti and his family on board his NEEL 51: KAMANA 3

Every person on the Boatyard site, with whom I confronted, seemed to be participating in the construction of Kamana 3.3 with the same passion and pride I felt. We are also very happy with the great layout of the boat and the space it offers in comparison our previous boats. We were amazed to see that the boat is soo spacious, above all we really enjoy the kitchen, as italians cooking is the number one passion. It feels really great to eat onboard, no heeling no rolling with a panoramic view!

The interior of the boat feels very light. There is plenty of storage and space for us and our friends.

Another important factor for us was safety and ease of use. The NEEL 51 handles very well in all conditions and you almost never have to leave the cockpit. Almost all maneuvers can be done single-handed. All the boat’s systems are accessible and very well organized which makes maintenance and repairs very easy.

We completely feel at home.

We already had many friends coming to help us in our adventures,  the 9m beam makes  living together so easy. We are currently in the Canaries Islands looking forward to crossing the Atlantic with great efficiency and comfort.

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