2016 Performance Cruising 45 | Panda ROSSO

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
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When Neel trimarans set-out to build the world’s finest cruising trimarans, they envisioned a boat with slender hulls, lightweight and stiff construction, and generous sail area, aiming for those keen sailors who enjoy life under canvas, and not under motor.  The Neel 45 has proven to be just that, winning numerous awards and trans-ocean rallys, and developed a cult-like following in that process.  



Panda ROSSO is hull number 16 of the 45’ line, built in the heart of the Brittany region of ship building, La Rochelle, France, under the design of Joubert, Nivelt and Mercier.  She is constructed using a foam core sandwich technique which encapsulates two layers of glass in a closed cell foam core, resulting in a stiff, lightweight structure.  



Eric Bruneel, who launched Neel trimarans envisioned a performance blue water cruising sailboat with a sailplan easily handled by a couple, or short handed crew.  Thus, Panda ROSSO is equipped with two furling headsails, a larger Genoa, and a smaller Jib, plus a large square top, full batten main with two reefs and all lines leading aft.  Spinnakers are flown from a carbon fiber bowsprit, of which two asymmetrics in socks are inventoried. 



Panda ROSSO offers three private staterooms with two full sized heads with showers.  The port side stateroom offers an in-suite head and shower, while the starboard offers a guest-head and shower.  Galley is located central with a three burner stove, oven, and two basin sink.  A forward facing navigation station with panoramic views is a highlight for those keen passagemakers.  A generous sette is to starboard and a private double cabin forward.


  • Material: Fiberglass
  • Rigging: Sloop
  • Hull: Trimaran
  • Keel: Has No Keel
  • Sailboat Type: Racer/Cruiser
  • Covering(s): Bimini Top, Cockpit Cover, Lazy Bag
  • Cabin Layout: Double Aft Cabins, V-Berth
  • Fresh Water: 132 gallons / 499.67 kg
  • Holding Tank: 40 gallons / 151.42 kg
  • Fuel Capacity: 80 gallons / 302.83 kg
  • Engine Make: Volvo
  • Engine Model: D2-55F
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Fuel Capacity: 80 gallons
  • Engine Hours: 2980 hrs
  • Horsepower: 55 hp
  • Propulsion: Sail-drive
  • Steering: Single Wheel
  • # of Cabins: 3
  • # of Bathrooms: 2.0
  • Bathroom Layout: Bathroom With Shower, Toilet Electric


  • Bow Thrusters
  • AIS
  • Autopilot
  • Chart Plotter
  • Compass
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Nav Table
  • Radar
  • Speed/Depth/Wind
  • VHF Radio
  • Heating
  • Inverter
  • Main Circut Breaker
  • Shore Power
  • Solar Charger
  • Solar Panel(s)
  • 12v System
  • Antifouling
  • Bluetooth
  • Dinghy
  • Pressurized Water
  • Radio
Rig / Sails
  • Head/Jib Sail
  • Electric Winch
  • Furlingjib System
  • Genoa
  • Lazyjacks
  • Mainsail
  • Self Tacking Jib
  • Self Tailing Winches
  • Spinnaker
  • Stack Pack
  • Storm Jib
  • Toppping Lift
  • 3 Burner Stove
  • Double Sink
  • Freezer
  • Hot and Cold Water
  • LED Lighting
  • Nav Station
  • Refrigerator
  • Watermaker
  • Water Pump
  • Cockpit Shower
  • Cockpit Table
  • Cushions
  • Dinghy Davits
  • Speakers
  • Stereo
  • Swim Ladder
  • Swim Platform
  • Dock Lines
  • Emergency Tiller
  • Fenders
  • Fire Blanket
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Flares
  • Fog Horn
  • Grab or Ditch Bag
  • Harnesses
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Lines
  • Life Raft
  • MOB Equipment
  • Rig Cutters/Saw
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Anchor
  • Anchor Chain
  • Delta Anchor
  • Electric Windlass

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