Please select your home edition
Edition
Maritimo 2021 - M600 - LEADERBOARD

Features and benefits of Leen-powered trimarans

by Barbara Bruneel 9 Oct 2020 05:24 PDT
LEEN 72 © NEEL Trimarans

News 1: The concept of the trimaran definitely meets the requirements of offshore navigation:

01. The comfort

A trimaran is a comfortable boat at sea, more stable than a catamaran and without the heel of a monohull. Bernard Nivelt, the Leen's architect explains: "The objective when designing a hull is to obtain good performance with a minimum of power, while maintaining comfort when sailing. That's why I chose a long, narrow center hull. This hull shape, which could generate instability, is corrected by the two other floats".

02. Controlled energy consumption

Thanks to this design with low hydrodynamic resistance, Leen trimaran require only reasonably sized engines (a central combustion engine and two electric pods)."The motorized trimaran allows to have a low motorization for a high speed. We will be able to sail at an average speed of 10 knots, which is already fast, and consume only 2l per mile."

03. Accessible transoceanic navigation

The large volume offered by a Leen trimaran makes it possible to install large tanks on board, 1352 US gallons of fuel for the Leen 72 and 790 US gallons for its little brother the Leen 56. The transoceanics are now accessible.

News 2: Leen-Trimarans chooses a hybrid propulsion solution:

The propulsion systems of large vessel are generally dimensioned for cruising at sustained speeds between 10 and 15 knots. However, engine performance and wear and tear deteriorate outside the optimal operating range. Leen-Trimarans innovates on this point by offering an auxiliary engine for low speeds. Leen-Trimarans organises the propulsion of its trimarans around three engines, for greater efficiency and safety:

  • main engine in the central hull
  • electric auxiliary motors in the side floats.
01. A professional solution for system durability

Mechanically, the major advantage of electric motors over internal combustion engines is their very high torque at low speed.

Leen-Trimarans optimises its efficiency with adapted propulsion systems, resulting in less wear, less maintenance and more efficiency.

02. A environmentally friendly choice

With suitable solar panel equipment, the LEEN can be propelled with 100% solar-generated electricity for short periods and at low speed. Hybrid propulsion reduces the discharge of hydrocarbons into the sea.

03. Increased navigation comfort and flexibility

Hybrid propulsion means less noise pollution and makes it possible to access protected areas in full electric mode (with up to two hours of autonomy without recharging the batteries).

Related Articles

Born in Maine: Episode 1
Peek behind the curtain at The Hinckley Way For the first time ever, we invite you to peek behind the curtain at The Hinckley Way. Take an up-close and personal look at our roots, our values, our process, and our people because at Hinckley, doing it the right way is the only way. Posted on 26 Jul
New 427 Nomad FE shines at debut in Florida Keys
Boaters loved the model's lines of sight and raved about how quiet the engines are In the midst of all the fun and camaraderie of the annual Rendezvous celebration, the Intrepid Nation was thrilled by the opportunity to experience our new 427 Nomad FE in person. Posted on 26 Jul
Vision Marine partners with Shaun Torrente
An integral part of our plan to achieve the world's fastest electric boat Vision Marine Technologies announce that the Company will partner with Shaun Torrente of Shaun Torrente Racing to pilot the Hellkats 32' Super-Sport Widebody Catamaran, equipped with a twin application of Vision Marine's E-Motion™ powertrain system. Posted on 26 Jul
Prestige X60 - new for 2022
Aboard the X60, living on the water is only natural Her architectural statement, redistributed space, multiple zones for relaxation, and exceptional level of comfort on board make the X60 the worthy heiress of the X70, flagship of the product line. Posted on 26 Jul
New Prestige 690 - in harmony with the sea
Everything on board has been carefully considered for living close to the sea Our flagship model of this season, the new Prestige 690 joins the F-Line. This new yacht reflects the heritage of the brand and integrates all the latest evolutions. Posted on 25 Jul
Speeding vessels exposed, threatening right whales
Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales need your voice today A new Oceana report found that most vessels are exceeding speed limits in areas designated to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales along the U.S. Atlantic Coast. Posted on 24 Jul
Intrepid Powerboats Rendezvous 2021
A one-of-a-kind weekend was had by all! A one-of-a-kind weekend was had by all! What a fantastic celebration of everything Intrepid, including the debut of our new 427 Nomad FE. Posted on 24 Jul
Royal Huisman's PHI is ready to shine
A magnificently sensuous motor yacht from the drawing board of Cor D. Rover One of this year's highlights is the launch of the 58.5m / 192ft motoryacht PHI at Royal Huisman's newbuild facility in Vollenhove, The Netherlands. Posted on 24 Jul
The new Azimut 68: A yacht for the world
The newest model in the Flybridge Collection The newest model in the Flybridge Collection is the Azimut 68: a high-tech yacht with a selection of three different layouts on the Main Deck to suit any lifestyle. Posted on 24 Jul
Sanlorenzo announces sale of 2nd unit of 57Steel
A superyacht of extraordinary dimensions A superyacht of extraordinary dimensions, with indoor and outdoor spaces never seen before on models of this size, and innovative functional features, the new 57Steel, which has recently become part of the Sanlorenzo fleet Posted on 24 Jul
Sea Sure 2020 - SHOCK-WBV - FOOTERHighfield Boats - PBW - FOOTERGet My Boat 2021 FOOTER