Discover the Rapido 60: Queen of the Oceans.


General Details

  • Length: 18.1m (59.3 ft)
  • Beam: 11.7m (38.4 ft)
  • Draft: 1.0m (2.5 ft)
  • Average light displacement (subject to final options): : 9,700 kgs (21,385 lbs)
  • Displacement (max load): 12,000kg (26,456 lb)
  • Headroom (average): 2.1m (6 ft 11 inches)
  • Mast height above water: 25.3m (83 ft)
  • Storage volume of floats (at greatest dimension): (l) 4.5m x (w) 1.3m x (h) 1.5m
  • Storage volume under cockpit (at greatest dim.): (L) 2.2m x (W) 3.3m x (H) 1.4m

Further information:

Sailing La Vagabonde post a video of the launch of La Vagabonde III (Rapido 60 #04) on 2 November 2023. See video below.


  • Mainsail: 125m² (1,345 ft²)
  • Solent: 71m² (764 ft²)
  • Reacher: 130m² (1,399 ft²)
  • Asymmetric Spin: 225m² (2,422 ft²)
  • Stay sail: 25m² (269 ft²)

General Information

“I  sailed Rapido Hull #01 on the Mediterranean Sea the other day and we were doing 14 knots upwind while cooking in the spacious kitchen!" Ferdinand van West (former F18 World Champion working with designers, Morrelli & Melvin). (Click here for original article in Catamaran Racing.)

Billed as the World’s Ultimate Ocean Cruising Trimaran, the Rapido 60 really is the Queen of the Oceans. It offers speed, safety, performance – and luxury.

The inspiration behind the Rapido 60 comes from Paul Koch (co founder of Rapido Trimarans), arguably, the man who has built more production trimarans than anyone else on the planet.

The design is by world renowned naval architects, Morelli & Melvin Design and Engineering who use some of the most sophisticated technology in the world. Triac Composites is our exclusive builder.

While the foam sandwich and carbon construction is lightweight which gives the boat its speed, it also provides an extremely strong and rigid structure that has been designed to withstand the might of the oceans.

An additional benefit of the foam sandwich construction is the high degree of insulation, protecting the Rapido when the sun beats down.

Morelli & Melvin enjoy a very strong international reputation. Their designs even include entries for the America’s Cup.

Onboard the Rapido 60 Romanza at its first regatta – Race Week

Come on board the new Rapido 60 from New Zealand called Romanza & take a tour with the owners and hear from crewman Chris Nicholson #HIRW Morrelli & Melvin Design & Engineering Inc. @rapidotrimarans

Posted by Hamilton Island Race Week on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

[Video caption: Take a tour onboard Rapido 60, Romanza with owners, Dougall and Jaz Love, during Hamilton Island Race Week.]

Morrelli & Melvin's computer modelling said that the Rapido 60 was very strong. And so we tested it.

We bolted the centre hull of the Rapido to the factory floor in HCMC. We then brought in two mobile cranes – each took a diagonal corner of the two outer hulls. With one diagonal corner each, the two cranes began to lift while the trimaran’s centre hull remained bolted to the floor, causing it to twist. One tonne of lifting pressure… Two tonnes… Three tonnes…

As the trimaran twisted it began to creak and groan. But the sensitive electronic equipment we had measuring every move and twist remained unphased. Everything was within design parameters.

Seven tonnes… Eight tonnes… Nine tonnes…


The pressure was eased and the Rapido spring back into its original condition – totally unaffected by the enormous twisting pressure that had been placed upon it.

The computer modelling had accurately predicted the incredible structural strength of the composites used in the Rapido. The Rapido is built to take on the oceans.

Rapido is, simply, the Queen of the Oceans.

Incredible storage capacity

The Rapido 60 has amazing storage capability in the floats (4.8m x 1.3m), beneath the seats in the cockpit (2.1m x 0.5m) and in the forward cabin (1.4m x 1.2m x 1.2m).

The Rapido 60 has amazing, dedicated storage capacity. Floats (4.8m x 1.3m). Beneath the cockpit seats (2.1m x 0.5m). Beneath the cockpit floor (2.1m x 2.9m x 1.3m). Forward of forward cabin (1.4m x 1.2m x 1.2m).

Other videos

[Video above: Rapido 60, Romanza, races effortlessly at 24 knots during the opening day of Airlie Beach Race Week (Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia) in August 2018.]

Onboard the Rapido 60 Romanza at its first regatta – Race Week

Come on board the new Rapido 60 from New Zealand called Romanza & take a tour with the owners and hear from crewman Chris Nicholson #HIRW Morrelli & Melvin Design & Engineering Inc. @rapidotrimarans

Posted by Hamilton Island Race Week on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

[Video above: Owners of Rapido 60, Romanza, take the organisers of Hamilton Island Race Week on a walk thru tour.]

[Video above: Owner of Rapido 60, Ineffable, Steve Bourne is interviewed about his boat for the 39th St Maarten Heineken Regatta.]

[Video above; Rapido 60, Romanza wins the PIC Coastal Classic in New Zealand in November 2020. And it wasn't all hard sailing out there over the 21 hours.]


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 60 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.


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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60in the media

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

  1. Sailboat Review, Rapido 40, A sailor’s dream boat, by Mark Pillsbury, Cruising World magazine, 6 May 2024
  2. Rapido host much anticipated launch of first Rapido 53XS, Sails magazine, 1 May 2024
  3. Rapido 53XS – a peak speed of 24 knots during initial sea trials, by Emmanuel van Deth, Multihulls World, 19 April 2024
  4. Rapido 53XS, the new 16m globetrotter of a trimaran, by Aldo Fumagalli, Vela magazine, 24 January 2024
  5. First look – Rapido 53XS, a 20 knot cruiser, by Toby Hodges, Yachting World, 29 December 2023
  6. Video. Sailing Bliss: Unveiling the Rapido 40 Trimaran – GIDDY UP!!!, by Naval Gazing at Camp David, December 2023
  7. Video. The Rapido 53XS: Tour, review and ideas, by Naval Gazing at Camp David, December 2023
  8. Rapido 53XS Review, by Yachting World, 9 November 2023
  9. Video. Der Kat-Jäger: Carbon-Trimaran Rapido 40 aus Vietnam (“The cat hunter: carbon trimaran Rapido 40 from Vietnam”) by Yacht TV, 12 October 2023
  10. Cruising World announces Rapido 40 as Boat of the Year 2024 nominee, Cruising World, 26 September 2023
  11. Rapido 40 carbon trimaran from Vietnam – the test, by Michael Good, German Yacht Magazine, 21 September 2023
  12. C-foils on a fast cruising trimaran? This looks rapid!, Rapido 40 tour, Yachting World magazine video by Toby Hodges, 8 September 2023
  13. Rapido 40: The Alternative Trimaran, by François-Xavier de Crécy with photos by Ludovic Fruchaud, LE MONDE DU MULTICOQUE #24 by Voile Magazine. July, 2024.
  14. The Rapido 40 is a 20 knot cruising tri, George Day, Cruising Compass, 24 May, 2023
  15. Boat Review of Rapido 40, Zuzana Prochazka, Sail Magazine, 4 May 2023
  16. Rapido 40: ultra fast cruising in complete safety on three hulls, Maxime Leriche,, 25 April 2023
  17. Boat anomaly: Rapido 40 Trimaran, No Frills Sailing, 19 April 2023
  18. Rapido 40 – Fast, foldable and worry free!, Multihulls World magazine, No. 189, May-July 2023
  19. Shipyard Focus: Rapido Trimarans, by Kevin Green, Multihulls World, August / September 2022.
  20. Rapido, changing the game, by Zuzana Prochazka, Sail Magazine, 23 March, 2022
  21. Rapido 40: A livable sailboat for cruising on 3 hulls, Briag Merlet, Sailboat News, 23 February 2022.
  22. Rapido, changing the game, (takes a detailed look at the cutting edge design and technology of Morrelli & Melvin) by Zuzana Prochazka, Multihull Sailor, December 2021
  23. Boat Review: Rapido 50, Kevin Green, Boating New Zealand, November 2021
  24. Harnessing Speed, by Kevin Green, Boating New Zealand, November 2021
  25. Rapido 60 Trimaran Boat Review: A Bold Gamechanger For Performance Bluewater Cruising, by Zuzana Prochazka, Yacht World, 23 September, 2021.
  26. Harnessing the wind, by Kevin Green, Multihulls World, September / October 2021 issue, 6 page spread on Rapido Trimarans.
  27. Sailing La Vagabonde choose Rapido 60 to sail world’s oceans, video announcement by SLV to their 1.59 million subscribers, You Tube, 8 June 2021
  28. The Ultimate Racer-Cruiser: Clients on Romanza are turning heads on the racetrack when they’re not cruising at high speed, North Sails, 19 April, 2021
  29. Making Short-handed Short Work – Onboard Rapido 60, Anna Merchant, Sail-World, 11 February 2021
  30. Rapido 50 News from the Shipyards, Multihulls World, 2 February 2021
  31. Buyers’ Guide 2021, Rapido 50, Multihulls World, 18 December 2020
  32. “New breed” Rapido 40 & 50, Yachting World magazine, November 2020
  33. Cruising Helmsman reviews Rapido 60, October 2020
  34. Romanza takes top spot in Yates Cup, SEA Yachting magazine, September 2020
  35. Rapido Trimarans relocates production arm into VietnamSEA Yachting magazine, Nov/Dec 2019.
  36. Rapido Trimarans, On the March, Seahorse Magazine, October 2019.
  37. (French) Rapido 40, un trimaran repliable de 12 m,, 29 August 2019.
  38. Rapido 60 – The most exciting production multihull in the world? (or click here for selection of quotes), Multihulls Magazine, Summer (July) 2019.
  39. Rapido, Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia, June 2019 (pp23-24)
  40. Ineffable’s Steve Bourne: I’m a nutter for sailing, Daily Herald, 26 February 2019.
  41. Rapido 60′ the fastest production multihull in the world?, International Multihulls World, December 2017
  42. RAPIDO 60’ : Le multicoque de série habitable le plus rapide du monde?, Multihulls World, 23 November 2017
  43. Finding Mrs Right, Boating New Zealand, August 2016
  44. Blue Water Cruising Trimaran, Australian Multihulls World, August 2016
  45. Rapido 60, Cruising World, 25 August, 2016
  46. Rapido 60, by Emma Bamford, Sailing Today.