BIG BIRD | 2021 Neel 47

Fort Myers, FL, US


Exceptional Opportunity: Own the Neel 47 - A Proven Ocean Conqueror


  • Celebrating the 27th Neel 47 from the esteemed La Rochelle factory.
  • Designed for ultimate off-grid, around-the-world sailing.
  • A proven veteran, navigating from the Mediterranean through the Atlantic, victorious in the 2021 ARC+, and continuing to Florida.

Built for Performance and Independence:

  • Constructed for long, self-sufficient voyages.
  • Consumed less than 25 gallons of diesel from the Canary Islands to Grenada.
  • Features a large walkable Solbian solar array and four Mastervolt Ultra 5500 lithium batteries.

Technologically Advanced for Effortless Sailing:

  • Easyview 5 system for seamless power management.
  • Equipped with B&G autopilot, Halo 20+ radar, and Integrel system for automatic battery recharging.

Designed for Comfort and Ease:

  • All-electric configuration; no propane or gasoline needed.
  • Electrical flexibility with 220/50hz wiring, supplementary 110/60hz outlets, and dual shore power receptacles.

Cutting-Edge Navigational Aids and Controls:

  • Latest electronics including Cortex Vesper VHF with AIS, B&G forward scan, and Quick chain counter.
  • Dual electric winches at the helm for easy sailing.
  • Unmatched Sailing Pleasure:
  • Carbon mast for comfort and speed, achieving up to 23 knots.
  • Main-level stateroom offers a 270-degree panoramic view.

The Ideal Vessel for Every Adventure:

  • Perfect for long oceanic passages or a quick sail around the islands.
  • Combines speed, safety, and fun with unparalleled independence and efficiency.
  • BigBird Neel 47: A Champion of Design and Performance

Prestigious Winner: ARC Race 2021

  • Less than 11 days transatlantic sail, 23.5 knots at top speed.
  • Enhanced Rigging for Superior Sailing:
  • Lightweight carbon mast, custom-designed racing sails, and a 222 square meter Parasailor.
  • Ultimate Comfort Upgrades:
  • Webasto Bluecool V50 air conditioning, induction cooktop, and a 55" Samsung Frame TV.
  • Advanced Electrical Innovations:
  • 4 Mastervolt MLI Ultra 5500 48 Volt lithium batteries, two Mastervolt Mass Combis, and 2600W walkable Solbian solar panels.

With the BIGBIRD Neel 47, experience the perfect blend of competitive sailing performance and luxurious onboard living. Set sail on the BIGBIRD Neel 47 - where every voyage is a victory.


  • Length: 47ft
  • Builder: Neel
  • Beam: 27' 0"
  • Year: 2021
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Status: Active

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  • Builder: Neel


  • Length Overall: 47 ft
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 62' 3"
  • Beam Measure: 27' 0"


  • Total Power: 60
  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 60 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (0 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of heads: 3

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel.  A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated.  This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

The Multihull Company is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel but may be listed with another brokerage company.


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