Discover the Rapido 50

Specifications

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General Details

  • Length overall (LOA): 15.24m (50′ 9")
  • Length of waterline (LWL): 14.96m (49′ 1")
  • Beam overall (BOA): 10.38m (34′ 1")
  • Displacement: 8,200kgs (18,078lbs)
  • BOA (folded): 5.5m (18′ 1") (59′ 5")
  • BOA (float to float CL): 9.32m (30′ 7")
  • Freeboard: 1.60m (5′ 3")
  • T (board up) 0.67m (2′ 2")
  • T (board down): 3.52m (11′ 7")
  • Mast Height above DWL: 24.7m (81′)
  • Download the Rapido 50 General Specifications (30 March 2021)

Sails 

  • SA Main: 95m2 (1,023sqf)
  • SA Solent: 54m2 (581sqf)
  • SA Staysail: 18m2 (194sqf)
  • SA Reacher: 125m2 (1,345sqf)
  • SA Asym Spin: 160m2 (1,722sqf)

General Information

4D Virtual Tour

Rapido 50, 3D Virtual Tour
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The Rapido 50 – The World’s Ultimate Folding Cruising Trimarans

Every exceptional product needs a source of inspiration. For the all-new Rapido 50, that source has been the Rapido 60 which has proven herself to be an exceptional trimaran for:

  • Podium performances
  • Fast passage-making
  • Classic cruising
  • Couples; and
  • Sailors

Critically, the Rapido 60’s DNA can be found throughout the Rapido 50. But where the Rapido 50 sharply differentiates herself is that she has the ability to fold the floats to slip into single berths at marinas.

Video above: Rapido 50, Hull #01 has first sail. Mallorca, Spain, June 2021. Click here for more details. 

Advantages of the Rapido 50’s folding system

Folding floats:

  • Access to single marina berths
  • Access to all marinas
  • Reduced marina, hard stand and shipping costs
  • Keeps floats in upright position (no barnacles or algae on sides)
  • Maintains stability of trimaran in folding position and during folding

Folding mechanism:

  • High tech design by world-acclaimed multihull designers, Morrelli & Melvin
  • Patented Design (concept by Paul Koch, Australia Patent Application No. 2019902014)
The Rapido folding system is winch-assisted to take away, what some people say, the “back-breaking" strength required on bigger boats with other systems.

Summary of Rapido 50

The Rapido 50 sets a new standard in the market place. Upon its launch in October 2020, it will generate an enormous amount of interest and attention. Its benefits include it being:

  • Lighter
  • Faster
  • Easier and safer to handle with self-tacking jib, roller furler head sails and spreaderless mast
  • CE A Certification for safer ocean crossings
  • Better weight distribution with heavy items (eg engine) in the middle of the boat
  • Functional interior finished to Rapido 60 standards
  • High tech, infused carbon foam sandwich construction with beams, daggerboards, ruddercase and blade made from prepreg carbon and cured in autoclave
  • Folding floats (reduced fees for marina, hard stand and shipping)

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Further details – Rapido 50

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FAST AND POWERFUL

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.

safe

Safety at sea is the No. 1 priority and this thinking is reflected throughout the design and construction of the Rapido.

spacious

The Rapido has some truly amazing living spaces which provide more open, private and intimate areas than monohulls or catamarans.

stable and comfortable

Trimarans are comfortable on all points of sail.

fun

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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50 IN ACTION

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– in the media

Below is a list of articles which have appeared in various publications regarding Rapido Trimarans.

  1. The Ultimate Cruiser Racer, North Sails, 19 April, 2021
  2. Making Short-handed Short Work – Onboard Rapido 60, Anna Merchant, Sail-World, 11 February 2021
  3. Rapido 50 News from the Shipyards, Multihulls World, 2 February 2021
  4. Buyers’ Guide 2021, Rapido 50, Multihulls World, 18 December 2020
  5. “New breed” Rapido 40 & 50, Yachting World magazine, November 2020
  6. Cruising Helmsman reviews Rapido 60, October 2020
  7. Romanza takes top spot in Yates Cup, SEA Yachting magazine, September 2020
  8. Rapido Trimarans relocates production arm into Vietnam, SEA Yachting magazine, Nov/Dec 2019.
  9. Rapido Trimarans, On the March, Seahorse Magazine, October 2019.
  10. (French) Rapido 40, un trimaran repliable de 12 m, Bateaux.com, 29 August 2019.
  11. Rapido 60 – The most exciting production multihull in the world? (or click here for selection of quotes), Multihulls Magazine, Summer (July) 2019.
  12. Rapido, Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia, June 2019 (pp23-24)
  13. Ineffable’s Steve Bourne: I’m a nutter for sailing, Daily Herald, 26 February 2019.
  14. Rapido 60′ the fastest production multihull in the world?, International Multihulls World, December 2017
  15. RAPIDO 60’ : Le multicoque de série habitable le plus rapide du monde?, Multihulls World, 23 November 2017
  16. Rapido 50, Robert H. Perry, Sailing Magazine, 1 October 2017
  17. Finding Mrs Right, Boating New Zealand, August 2016
  18. Blue Water Cruising Trimaran, Australian Multihulls World, August 2016
  19. Rapido 60, Cruising World, 25 August, 2016
  20. Rapido 60, by Emma Bamford, Sailing Today.