– THE WORLDS FASTEST CRUISING TRIMARAN
Ocean cruising trimarans, powerful enough to accelerate out of any potential trouble – and safely crewed by two.
The Rapido 60 Trimaran placed 3rd as Multihull of the Year in the over 50′ category on its launch in 2018 and since Rapido Trimarans have released the Rapido 50 and Rapido 40
Rapido Trimarans are designed by Morrelli & Melvin one of the best qualified and most professional multihull design/engineering company in the world, and built by Triac Composites based in Vietnam.
Why choose a Rapido Trimaran?
- A stable boat which doesn’t heel.
- A boat that loves long distances, short sprints and the passage between.
- Discovering places that others cannot venture to, the draft of the Rapido 60 is just 0.75m with the rudder and daggerboard retracted.
- The speed when you need! Having the flexibility to power up and sail away from bad weather systems is prudent.
- And of course, powering up and sailing away while other boats are wallowing is, well, just a lot of fun!
- To sail short-handed (with as few as two) with centralized systems, Karver reefing hooks, self tacking furling jib, furling reacher and stay sails.
- Safety is paramount on the water and the fleet of Rapido Trimarans are designed and built to put you in control for fast, safe, fun sailing.
Safety is paramount on the water and the fleet of Rapido Trimarans are designed and built to put you in control for fast, safe, fun sailing.
The foam sandwich and carbon construction provide an extremely strong and rigid structure. This rigid structure enables the Rapido to withstand the might of the oceans – but without carrying excessive weight.
The helm position offers superb all-round visibility. It is in an elevated position, away from the elements with a hard top bimini with sliding roof. It has a 1.2m wide seat/ leaning post for seating comfort and standing support.
Main controls are at the helm making single or short-handed sailing easier and safer. Steering is direct with strong well-engineered Jefa systems.
The head sails are on furlers for ease of deployment and operation. There are twin bow anchors with the main anchor ready to deploy. A dedicated storage area for safety equipment and wet weather gear is located in the cockpit. Jack stays and clip-on points are provided as are bow and stern cockpit safety rails.
The “T” foil rudder blade is designed to provide additional stability and control.
An emergency rudder blade is ready to deploy in an emergency. The engine compartment has an auto fire extinguisher system. There are an additional three portable fire extinguishers and a fire blanket. Diesel is the only fuel on board for engine, stove and heating which removes the need to carry highly flammable cooking gas.
Each float (ama) has four watertight bulkheads. The main hull has five bulkheads to ensure that the Rapido 60 is as safe and unsinkable as possible. The engine and main equipment compartment is located under the saloon. It has two bulkheads. Automatic and portable bilge pumps are provided.
There are three emergency escape hatches. One is located in the forward cabin and the second is in the aft cabin and the third is in the main storage compartment under the cockpit. This storage compartment has been specifically designed as a safe survival area.
Fast and Powerful
Trimarans are safe, powerful and have the speed when you need.
Continually, trimarans win races. Continually, trimarans are chosen and trusted in the toughest of conditions.
Even in the storms of the southern oceans, trimarans are safe, easy to handle and faster on all points of sail due to their wide beam and light weight. In 2008, for example, Francis Joyon on IDEC SPORT was the first person to sail solo on a trimaran, non-stop, around the world. Joyon took just 57 days – a staggering 21 days faster than the fastest monohull. The current trimaran record to circumnavigate the world is 40 days. Rapido Trimarans are committed to building the best ocean cruising trimaran in the world!
The Rapido 60 comes with comfortable and spacious nets measuring 6.3m x 3m (that’s 18.9 m2…) on each side of the Rapido 60. The nets provide enormous space to play or lounge upon when the fish are not biting. They also provide an exhilarating vantage point when cruising to watch the water rush by beneath.
Stable and Comfortable
A Rapido Trimaran has a lovely stable, heeling motion of between 5 and 10 degrees.
This compares very favourably with the rawness of a typical monohull which heels at 20–35 degrees.