Billed as the ‘World’s Ultimate Ocean-Cruising Trimaran’, the Rapido 60 offers optimal speed, safety, performance and luxury.
The Rapido 60 is approximately half the weight of an 18m/60’ performance catamaran with an equivalent sail plan. Combine this with carbon-fibre construction, a high modulus rotating carbon mast, North 3Di sails, hull, float and overall design utilising Morelli & Melvin’s America’s Cup experience and technology, and the result is a powerful and fast, purpose-designed ocean cruiser that is remarkably easy to sail. Round-the-World and distance records are held by trimarans for good reason; even in the storms of the Southern Ocean, they are fast, easy to handle and safe!
Safety is a top priority for Rapido Trimarans, and the Rapido 60 has E-glass, foam-sandwich and carbon construction to provide and extremely strong, rigid but relatively light structure. The T-carbon foil rudder blade is designed to provide additional stability and control.
Each float has four watertight bulkheads, and the main hull has five bulkheads to ensure the Rapido 60 is as safe and unsinkable as possible. There are four emergency escape hatches with one in the main storage compartment under the cockpit, which has been specifically designed as a safe survival area. Automatic and portable bilge pumps are also provided.
The helm station provides superb all-round visibility and is high and away from the elements. Main controls are at the helm, making single or short-handed sailing easier and safer. Steering is direct with strong, well-engineered Jefa systems. An emergency rudder blade is provided, and the engine compartment has an auto fire-extinguisher system. There are an additional four portable fire extinguishers and a fire blanket.
The headsails are on structural and torsional furlers for ease of deployment and operation. There is a dedicated storage area for safety equipment and wet weather gear in the cockpit. Jackstays and clip-on points are provided, as are bow and stern cockpit safety rails.
The Rapido 60 is designed for optimal, fast performance to get out of harm’s way, as storm avoidance is one of the best safety options! Built to CE A certification.
The Rapido 60 has truly amazing living space and storage areas with more open, private and intimate areas than monohulls and catamarans and greater usable storage than an equivalent-sized catamaran.
The cockpit, saloon, galley and navigation station are all on the same level providing a bridge, open, airy living area of 5.7m x 3.8m. The aft and forward master cabins are spacious and light with private head and shower.
The aft deck seating and lounge area ensures that crew and guests can enjoy being part of the helm action. The area forward of the mast area has been specifically designed as a private secure sun deck. Comfortable nets (6.3m x 3m / 20’8’ x 9’10”) on both sides of the Rapido 60 provide an enormous space to play and lounge. The large transom swim plaform is equipped with hot and cold shower and a ladder. Each float has a massive 4.8m x 1.2m storage compartment for fenders and water toys etc, with a custom oversized hatch.
The cockpit has under-seat compartments with dedicated wet weather gear, shoes and safety spaces. Additional large exterior storage is in the bow and anchor lockers. Interior storage includes under seat in the salon, generous sized galley drawers, locker under both bunks, hanging lockers and shelves with soft-close lids, as well as lockers in the heads.
The Rapido 60 is designed to be an owner-operated boat and has proven to be remarkably responsive, easy to sail and manoeuvre. The draft is only 0.75m when the rudder blade and dagger boards are retracted, facilitating shallow water navigation and anchorage. The huge nets on both sides give you space to play and lounge.
The mainsail also provides expansive shade, and gives the trimaran’s ability to generate apparent wind, it is noticeably cooler than slower boats. In addition, it has excellent insulation with its foam-sandwich construction, which provides greater year-round comfort.
The Rapido 60 has a foam-sandwich and carbon construction providing an extremely strong and rigid structure that is relatively light and designed to withstand the might of the oceans while offering outstanding speed in friendlier conditions. The foam-sandwich construction also offers a high degree of insulation making the Rapido cooler for Asia Pacific’s often unforgiving climates.
The Rapido 60’s construction is also incredibly strong, with rigorous testing proving its ability to tackle the most arduous ocean conditions.
- Length overall18.1m / 59.3 ft
- Beam11.7m / 38.4 ft
- Draft0.75m / 2.5 ft
- Displacement (light)10,000kg / 22,046 lb
- Displacement (max load)12,000kg / 26,456 lb
- Headroom (average)2.1m / 6 ft 9"
- Mast height above water25.3m / 83 ft
- Mainsail125m² / 1,345 ft²
- Solent71m² / 764 ft²
- Storm sail25m² / 269 ft²
- Reacher130m² / 1,399 ft²
- Asymmetric spinnaker210m² / 2,260 ft²
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