As a matter of fact, my passion for the sea dates back to a very young age, I have been able to test countless boats of all types and in all sea conditions, being a competitor through and through, I’ve always been looking for exciting boats, fast, that are a real pleasure to drive and that stay exciting because they seem like they are without limits.
The NEEL 45 offers, without doubt, simple and multiple advantages. But how could this work with my wife, Anne, who doesn’t like sailing, let alone manoeuvring. Who detests heeling and who swears by comfort, space and relaxation. She was looking for an apartment and she found a loft. Easy to maintain with resistant materials that keep their colour, she was looking for the feminine side and she found that in the NEEL 45. It became HER boat.
Since then we have increased the amount of trips we do, much to our delight, in complete safety, I enjoy easily overtaking those in front, without risk, with family, me who had thought that a boat was always a compromise. The NEEL 45 at anchor? I would say that there are even more benefits; it doesn’t swing, it’s stable, with a coherent flow to the layout and the utilisation of the different volumes promotes relaxation, rest, sunbathing, boarding the dinghy or taking a mooring, the boat is silent when moored, we sleep well.
Finally, my technical eye respects those who imagined and designed the NEEL 45 because aside from all of its qualities mentioned above, the maintenance guy will be happy. How wonderful, all is visible and easily accessible, logical. Whether it be the rudder apparatus, steering lines, engine access that stays protected or all the components rendering the on-board electrics totally accessible in the vast central hull, well done!
We could not be happier. In addition, the NEEL team are great!”
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