The World’s Ultimate Folding Cruising Trimaran

The Rapido 40 is a remarkable model offering the benefits of the Rapido 60 – but only requires a single berth in a marina. And, the floats can be folded without barnacles growing on their side thanks to the new patented folding mechanism.

World-acclaimed designers, Morrelli & Melvin are designing the Rapido 40, which has become the benchmark of the mid-range size. The trimarans will be built by Rapido’s 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 not compromise the boat’s stability; and actually keep the floats in the upright position. Say goodbye to weeds, algae and barnacles growing on the sides!

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 40 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.


  • LOA12m / 39.37
  • LWL11.96m / 39.23ft
  • Beam8.3m / 27.23ft
  • Beam overall (folded)4.6m / 15.09ft
  • BOA (float to float CL):7.45m / 24.44
  • Freeboard1.5m
  • T-Board up0.56m
  • T-Board uown1.4m
  • Displacement (light)4T
  • Displacement (max)5T
  • Mail Sail76m2
  • Solent43m2
  • Reacher100m2
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker128m2
  • Intracoastal Waterway-
  • Max19.6m / 65ft* (The mast height is capped at 65ft above the water so that it fits under all the bridges in intracoastal waterways.)
  • Mast Length Max17m
  • Mast Height above DWL19.3m


Boat layout


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