Multihull Solutions Boats Sweep International Awards

Two sailing multihulls from shipyards represented by Multihull Solutions have just won a swag of prestigious international awards.

The new Elba 45 by Fountaine Pajot was declared “Best Cruising Multihull” at the 2020 SAIL awards and also voted “Best Charter Boat” at the 2020 Cruising World Boat of the Year awards.

The innovative new NEEL 47 trimaran was also a major winner, voted “Best Full-Size Multihull” at the 2020 Cruising World Boat of the Year awards and nominated for the “Best Multihull” category at the highly coveted 2020 European Yacht of the Year awards.

The Elba 45 is shaping up to be one of Fountaine Pajot’s most successful models with strong orders placed on the catamaran from all over the world since its 2019 launch. Featuring an updated helm station for better maneuvrability, an excellent sail area / weight ratio of 8.75 sqm/T and an optimised hull designed for 10 per cent less drag than the previous model, the Helia 44.

The Elba 45 boasts energetic lines and inverted bows, accommodating incredible interior living spaces. The new large opening window forward provides incredible ventilation and easy communication with the forward cockpit. The outstanding owner’s suite is the ultimate sanctuary, featuring outstanding storage, excellent luminosity and a luxurious walk-in shower and separate toilet.

Designed by Marc Lombard, the NEEL 47 was launched in early 2019 with an exciting new sporty design. Filling the gap between the shipyard’s acclaimed NEEL 45 and NEEL 51, the new 47 trimaran has optimised ergonomics and a reconceptualised interior layout to enhance onboard liveability and offshore performance.

While its design has been rejuvenated, the new trimaran retains the impressive features of its predecessors: safety, easy centralised manoeuvring, steering finesse, central weight distribution and incomparable performance in all conditions.

The new NEEL 47 includes the renowned Cockloon® (seamless saloon/cockpit integration), a unique design concept that has significantly contributed to the success of the NEEL 51. The trimaran has introduced new innovations, including the Full Beam Cockpit®, which affords numerous seating possibilities and a breathtaking 360 view, plus the Antireflex Window® that delivers a dynamic and contemporary aesthetic.

Further information on these award-winning multihulls be obtained by contacting tollfree (within Australia) 1800 855 338 or +61 (0) 7 5452 5164, or emailing


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