[7 August, 2020] If you’re interested in boats that deliver safe, fast passage-making, as well as podium performances for racers and/or classic comfort for cruisers, then read on for the latest on the Rapido range of Rapido 40, Rapido 50 and Rapido 60 trimarans.
Note: some of the items in this newsletter were published on Sail-World Cruising on 23 August 2020.
This week, we saw the dry fitting of the coachroof to
Rapido 50, Hull #01. We think it came up ok! More to follow.
Spectacular Romanza footage from NZ race
Romanza sails past lighthouse in the SSANZ Lewmar Triple Series Race in New Zealand, 1 August 2020. Screenshot from Live Sail Die video.
To see some
fantastic video footage of Rapido 60, Romanza, in last weekend’s 100nm SSANZ Lewmar Triple Series Race in New Zealand, click here.
Watch Romanza work her way through the pack before she tracks past a lighthouse (includes distance and close up shots) from 2.37-2.54mins.
At 6.10 mins, Romanza crosses the finish line as the horn sounds. (Video by
Live Sail Die.)
Congratulations again to Dougall Love and his crew of one on another successful race. (Nice to be able to race a 60′ boat with just two!)
Rapido 40: Interior Arrangement
Rapido 40 Interior Side View Looking to Starboard
Morrelli & Melvin have unveiled a detailed drawing of the
Rapido 40‘s interior arrangement.
The interior layout can be viewed from the top, port and starboard perspectives by
downloading the pdf document.
A key feature of the Rapido 40 is that the “C” foil daggerboards in the floats remove the need to have a centre daggerboard. That gives us much greater flexibility with the interior.
Meanwhile, work on the Rapido 40’s centre hull plug continues.
Questions, comments, suggestions, orders…
Romanza, Auckland 2020
If you have a question, comment, suggestion or order, please contact one of our founders, dealers or owners as detailed below.
Please note that production slots are secured in the order that deposits are received.
The article in Sail World Cruising on 23 August 2020
Paul Koch, Ph +84 93 904 0201,
[email protected] Richard Eyre, Ph+66 87 894 4104,
USA (MA) –
The Multihull Source, Bob Gleason and Ira Heller, Ph. +1 508-295-0095. USA (FL)-
Windcraft Multihulls, Don Wigston, Ph. +1 404 307 9121. Or Facebook. Tahiti –
Sail Tahiti, David Allouch and Nikki Putergill, +689 87 32 88 45. Or Facebook. Australia –
Planet Multihull, John Rich, Ph +61 412517424. Or Facebook. Asia (incl. Thailand, Hong Kong) –
Multihull Solutions Asia, Andrew de Bruin, Ph +66818941530. Or Facebook. France –
Navis LR, Magalie Raison (Ph. 06.81.83.16.19) & Laurent (Ph. 06.23.64.11.13). Or Facebook. Germany, Austria –
Corsair Germany, Werner Stolz, Ph. +49 89 3082344. Or Facebook. Greece –
Fast Sailing Greece, Michalis Aftias, Mob:+30 6977 2345 27.
Morrelli & Melvin (designers of the Rapido range of trimarans) – Mark Womble, Ph. +1 949-500 3440. Click for Facebook.
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