The NEEL 47 trimaran has won a major international marine award, Multihull of the Year, in the 40 to 50-foot category.

The remarkable trimaran was declared the winner following nominations by Multihulls World magazine judges and the organisers of the International Multihull Show as well as more than 10,000 public votes.

Filling the gap between the shipyard’s acclaimed NEEL 45 and NEEL 51, the new NEEL 47 has optimised ergonomics and a reconceptualised interior layout to enhance onboard live-ability and offshore performance.

Designed by Marc Lombard, the NEEL 47 features a new sporty design while retaining the impressive features of its predecessors: safety, easy centralised manoeuvring, steering finesse, central weight distribution and incomparable performance in all conditions.

NEEL Trimarans founder Eric Bruneel said the accolade was a great reward for the shipyard which has been working for 10 years to design and produce quality, innovative, high-performance multihulls.