The folding mechanism used on the R50 which will be used on the R40
Rapido Trimarans is delighted to unveil the pioneering folding mechanism that we will use on our all-new, Rapido 50 Trimaran, designed by Morrelli & Melvin Design & Engineering Inc. (concept by Paul Koch, Australia Patent Application No. 2019902014).The Rapido 50's folding mechanism allows owners to moor in a single-berth at a marina, saving costs. Additionally, by folding the floats in the upright position, say goodbye to the barnacles growing up the side of the float (as can be the case with other folding mechanisms in the market).Welcome to the all new Rapido 50. A new future!Leave your comments below!ENQUIRIESTo discuss further, email co founder of Rapido Trimarans, Paul Koch: email@example.com
Posted by Rapido Trimarans on Wednesday, 2 October 2019
* Note: The design is for an ocean-going boat, built to CE Category A standards.
The mast height is capped at 65ft above the water so that it fits under all the bridges in intracoastal waterways.
The Rapido 40 – The World’s Ultimate Folding Cruising Trimaran
The Rapido 40 Trimaran, due to be launched in 2020, will open the Rapido experience to a far wider group of people.
World acclaimed designers, Morrelli & Melvin have begun designing a Rapido 40 which will become the benchmark of the mid range size.
Naturally, the Rapido 40 will be built by our exclusive builder, Triac Composites.
To enable easy and more affordable single-berthing at the marina, the R40 will be a folding trimaran (folding the outer floats (amas) up against the centre hull) – but with an important difference. The R40 will feature a folding mechanism for the 21st Century.
The R40 will introduce a remarkable engineering solution to two age-old problems typically associated with folding trimarans; namely, the folding mechanism will:
Further details – Rapido 40
Trimarans are safe, powerful and fast as demonstrated by the fact that they consistently win races and hold the solo speed record for circumnavigating the world.
Safety at sea is the No. 1 priority and this thinking is reflected throughout the design and construction of the Rapido.
The Rapido has some truly amazing living spaces which provide more open, private and intimate areas than monohulls or catamarans.
Trimarans are comfortable on all points of sail.
The combination of safety, performance and comfort put the Rapido in a league of its own. The enormous trampoline nets add fun and excitement as you watch the blue water rush underneath you - or as you lounge on the nets while gently floating over a reef. You will be instantly hooked.
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