August 23, 2016
Sailing Today has published an article by Emma Bamford on the Rapido 60. An edited extract of the orignal article appears below.
Despite the inexorable rise of the cruising catamaran, trimarans remain something of a rarity in the cruising world, particularly when you move into the bluewater bracket. So the launch of the Rapido 60 is good news.
She’s designed by Morelli and Melvin, who worked on the Gunboat range, and is built in Vietnam. The design brief for the Rapido was for a very fast, safe, well-appointed cruising yacht. The conclusion was that the best solution was to be found in three hulls.
To this end, the Rapido 60 is a stable boat, can go to windward better than most monohulls, and is also comfortable and roomy, featuring forward and aft doubles with ensuites plus additional berths in the saloon area.
Made of e-Glass and carbon, sea trials on hull number showed blistering performance. The main hull boasts five watertight bulkheads.
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