RAPIDO 60 - The World's Best Ocean Cruising Trimaran
The RAPIDO 60 is an "Owners Yacht" designed and built by
real sailors for real sailors! Take the highly experienced sailors
that have built more production trimarans than anyone else in the
world and team them up with one of the best multihull design groups in
the world and the result is an innovative ocean cruising yacht. The
first of its kind!
The RAPIDO 60 will go to windward as well as the best racing
monohulls, is light, strong and very fast on all points of sail In
fact in the recent King's Cup regatta in Phuket, Thailand, Rapido was
significantly faster than, and was pointing as high as, the TP 52s.
None of the racing monohulls could luff Rapido up! The E glass,
carbon and foam sandwich construction combined with water tight
bulkheads, crash zones and auto fire extinguisher in the huge engine
compartment and equipment area ensure that it is safe and as
unsinkable as possible. In addition, a special survival zone has been
designed and is located in the massive under the cockpit sole storage
area which also has its own entry/ escape hatch.
All heavy and variable items of equipment are centralized, including
anchor chain, fuel and water and all provisions for extended long term
cruising. The massive buoyancy of the floats combined with a beam of
11.7 m (38') and a righting moment about equal to an America's Cup 72,
as well as a T foil rudder, ensures outstanding and unparalleled stability.
The RAPIDO 60 is a purpose built ocean cruising trimaran designed for
extended cruising in comfort. A spacious open layout with the cockpit,
saloon, galley and navigation work station all on the same level
provides superb visibility as well as an expansive living space of 5.7
m x 3.8 m (18’ 7" x 12’ 5”) with 21 m (6' 10” ) headroom. Superb
all points visibility when helming, high and dry away from the
elements and with major controls leading to the helm makes single or
short handed sailing easy and safe. The result, a yacht which
incorporates all the best features of a bridge deck cruising
catamaran, while retaining the trimaran’s unbeatable safety,
seaworthiness, stability and ultra fast speed.
A trimaran design was chosen because no other yacht gives you such
ultra fast speed, stability, safety and sailing joy, that real sailors
crave. We chose Morrelli & Melvin to design the yacht because in
our opinion they are the most up to date and thorough multihull design
group in the world today. They don't just sit in the design office,
they sail multihulls, build multihulls and have hands on experience
and technical knowledge derived from many successful Americas Cup
campaigns. The result, the RAPIDO 60, the first ocean cruising
trimaran to offer both superb performance and space, all in one yacht.
One that will take you there safely, quickly and in real comfort.
Safe. Seaworthy. Spacious.
Stable. Fast. Strong.