Multihulls World magazine is describing the Rapido 40 as “a folding speed machine” in its November / December 2019 issue (#168). See the in brief article below.
When the idea of launching a 50-foot folding trimaran came up, Rapido’s reaction was something like, “Are you crazy?”.
So, with the Rapido 40, things have calmed down a little.
First because naval architects Morrelli & Melvin were ready to take up the challenge, and second because at the trimaran builder, a lot of people had previously worked for Corsair. So just like that, the project for the 40 was launched!
The Rapido 60 had won us over with her speed capabilities: this 40 should also set the speedo alight, with her C-shaped foils and carbon rig – in Racer version.
The central hull has a very narrow waterline beam. A reasonable volume is still ensured thanks to a very marked chine.
The floats, which are particularly voluminous, are obviously a guarantee of power. They will fold back for when you are in port: the sailing beam of 7.45m (24’5”) drops down to 4.60m (15’1”).