Neo430. Full carbon all arounder
Neo430 is a no compromise sailboat: top performance on all angles and wind speeds, light, offshore strong, with top quality comfortable interiors.
Designed by Giovanni Ceccarelli and built by Neo Yachts in Italy without any compromise. Light and strong full carbon structure, all interior elements made of carbon and of course structural, very powerful sailplan with super long bowsprit, 3m deep lead keel with bulb, double rudders…All that with a comfortable interior and exterior that offers great cruising while being ready for high end offshore racing.
No cutting corners, top quality and full carbon everywhere!
- Sail area /Displacement2/3 = 36.04 for upwind (D=5.7t, Upwind SA = 115m² )
- Sail area /Displacement2/3 = 72.08 for downwind. (D=5.7t, Downwind SA=230 m²)
Optimized hull & keel:
- Flat hull shape optimized for planing both upwind and downwind
- Minimized whetted surface for light wind and upwind performance
- Voluminous front sections for more power
- Pronounced rocker => minimal drag in light airs + bow up when sailing downwind in strong breeze
- 3m deep lead keel with bulb
Super long bow sprit:
- Carries big reaching and downwind sails at a big distance from the bow
- Allows efficient simultaneous use of a jib together with a Code0 or an asymmetric spi
Interior and exterior that is focused on both performance and comfort:
- The aft cabins each have a 3rd racing bunk and the double beds have independently inclining boards allowing 3 racing crew members to sleep on the windward side during long offshore races.
- Interior table can be mounted either inside or outside as cockpit table and can be stored away when racing
- Double bathrooms with electric wc at the aft part of the boat, allowing access even during sailing
- Big kitchen on both sides of the boat, allowing 2 persons to cook simultaneously
- Excellent ventilation. Aft cabins have 3 hatches each
- Total sleeping capacity: 10 persons
- Clean and unobstructed cockpit
- Comfortable cockpit bunks and large flat surfaces for sunbathing
- Cockpit shower with hot water
Sailing fast does not have to be uncomfortable!
Absolute safety. Sail relaxed, feel and be safe at all times, no compromise on that! Safety comes from 5 basic characteristics: Robust structure, Stability, Offshore design, Speed potential
- Full carbon hull and deck reinforced both longitudinally and transversally
- All bulkheads and furniture are structurally integrated
- Extra reinforcement on highly stressed areas of hull and deck (winches, rudder pits, engine etc.)
- Very low center of gravity – below the hull. 1.95 out of the 2.4tons of total keel weight, located at the lowest part from -2.4m to -3.0m.
- Keel/Displacement ratio is at 2.4/5.7=42.1% (most cruising yachts have <30% , most racer/cruisers are rarely above 35%)
- Significant righting moment
- Form stability (4.1m beam with voluminous front sections)
- 3.0m deep keel
- max righting moment of 6.5tm @ 45o or equivalently max righting arm of 1.09m (Most racer/cruisers are rarely above 0.8m…)
- AVS (angle of vanishing stability) = 115o, with keel down
- Twin rudders inclined to leeward.
- Always a rudder fully submerged for control.
- Rudder stands ~vertical => no hydrodynamic lift => steering is always soft and responsive
- When downwind both the rudders in the water => extra stability.
- When upwind only one of the rudders remains submerged => reduced drag
- Buoyancy foam below front and aft cabins
- Watertight aft and bow crash compartments
- All controls and manoeuvres are cockpit lead.
- All winches are close to the cockpit’s central axis. The crew does not have to lean towards the yacht’s extremity for monoeuvring
- Cockpit table folds and becomes a long inox handle with rounded edges to protect the crew
- Banks protect from incoming waves
- Open aft section for immediate drainage in case a wave breaks into the cockpit.
- Life-raft is stored permanently within the cockpit for immediate access and safe deployment in case of emergency
Speed: Being fast is an element of safety per se:
- reach shelter quickly
- escape from a weather front
|Hull, deck & rigging|
|Steering system||Twin rudders, Twin Wheels|
|Navigation Category ISO 12217||A|
|Mainsail||Square top 62 m²|
|Staysail on removable stay||30m²|
|Asymmetric spinnaker A2||170 m²|
|Asymmetric spinnaker A5||120 m²|
|Gennaker/Code 0||90 m²|
|Interiors / Amenities|
|Total sleeping capacity:||10 persons|
|Two double cabins with 3rd racing bunk aft|
|One double cabin at the bow|
|Two single beds in saloon|
|WC with shower||2|