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[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 40Rapido 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.
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 60Romanza, 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
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
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.

Sail World Cruising, 23 August 2020
The article in Sail World Cruising on 23 August 2020

Rapido’s founders:

  1. Paul Koch, Ph +84 93 904 0201, [email protected]
  2. Richard Eyre, Ph+66 87 894 4104, [email protected]
Rapido’s dealers
  1. USA (MA) – The Multihull SourceBob Gleason and Ira Heller, Ph. +1 508-295-0095.
  2. USA (FL)- Windcraft MultihullsDon Wigston, Ph. +1 404 307 9121. Or Facebook.
  3. Tahiti – Sail Tahiti, David Allouch and Nikki Putergill, +689 87 32 88 45. Or Facebook.
  4. Australia – Planet MultihullJohn Rich, Ph +61 412517424. Or Facebook.
  5. Asia (incl. Thailand, Hong Kong) – Multihull Solutions AsiaAndrew de Bruin, Ph +66818941530. Or Facebook.
  6. France – Navis LRMagalie Raison (Ph. 06.81.83.16.19) & Laurent (Ph. 06.23.64.11.13). Or Facebook.
  7. Germany, Austria –  Corsair GermanyWerner Stolz, Ph. +49 89 3082344. Or Facebook.
  8. United Kingdom / Channel Islands – Boatshed GuernseyTom Whitby, +44 7477 959 695
  9. Greece – Fast Sailing GreeceMichalis Aftias, Mob:+30 6977 2345 27.
  10. Morrelli & Melvin (designers of the Rapido range of trimarans) – Mark Womble, Ph. +1  949-500 3440. Click for Facebook.

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