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RAPIDO 40 Boat for Sale

40' rapido | 2024 | $695,000.

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Last updated Jan 26, 2024

Rapido 40 Boat | 40' Rapido 2024

The Rapido 40 is the latest design in the growing line of performance cruising trimarans offered by Rapido Trimarans.  First came the Rapido 60. Then the Rapido 50. Now the more approachable Rapido 40. The Rapido 40 has the same DNA as the famous Rapido 60 and has a speed potential of over 30 knots.

The design brief for the Rapido 40 was to create a fast, safe, stable, ocean going cruiser with comfortable accommodations at a more affordable price than the flagship Rapido 60. To cap it off, designers Morelli and Melvin have created an ingenious variant on the popular folding system pioneered by Ian Farrier and championed by Corsair Marine which keeps the floats vertical even when they are tucked in to the main hull for docking. Thereby eliminating the problem of fouling of the floats that occurs with some other folding designs.

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  • Yacht Details: 40' Rapido 2024
  • Location: Pensacola, FL
  • Engines: Yanmar
  • Last Updated: Jan 26, 2024
  • Asking Price: $695,000

Rapido 40 additional information

  • Beam: 27' 3''
  • Hull Material: Composite

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..

World acclaimed designers, Morrelli & Melvin have ensured that the DNA of the Rapido 60 has been incorporated into the Rapido 40. Expect a state of the art trimaran designed and built for:

  • Podium performances
  • Fast passage-making
  • Classic cruising
  • Short handed sailing by couples or single handers
  • Serious sailors.

The Rapido 40 is designed and engineered as a high tech, all-carbon, performance cruiser. The interiors have super lightweight, strong, custom made furniture; even the countertops are carbon! The flooring is made from cork.

While others are compelled to motor away from any weather systems best avoided, the Rapido can be powered up to simply sail away with the skipper maintaining complete control.

Safety is a big factor in our design and construction. As well as carbon-foam construction, there are numerous watertight bulkheads and bulkheads with no through penetrations below the water line. The engine compartment is contained within watertight bulkheads.

Essentially, if you have a passion for sailing, this is the boat for you!

The Rapido 40 is being built by Rapido Trimarans’ exclusive builder, Triac Composites.

Rapido 40 “C" foils and “T" rudder foil (Note; the C foils replace the need for a central daggerboard).

The twin “C” foils will give the Rapido 40 a massive performance boost both upwind and downwind and by eliminating the need for a central daggerboard, the interior space has increased with the added benefit of 360 degree visibility. (In the diagram above, note the “T" rudder foil in the “down" position.)

For normal day sailing or cruising, both C foils can be in the “down" position or one raised without adding material drag.

Customers always have options in the market. We believe the Rapido 40 will capture the interest of this segment for the following reasons:

  • 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). See more below!

We believe the Rapido 40 very clearly sets itself apart from other offerings in the market in terms of both performance and value. Please independently check our claim!

Floats on the Rapido 40 remain in upright position during and at completion of folding process.[/caption]

The performance of trimarans is well documented.

In fact, some say that the only thing better than a trimaran is a folding trimaran. And here, the Rapido 40’s patented folding system excels, as shown below:

Folding floats:

  • Access to single marina berths
  • Access to all marinas
  • Reduced marina, hard stand and shipping costs
  • Floats are kept in upright position (preventing barnacle and/or algae growth on sides of floats)
  • Remaining in the upright position, stability of trimaran is maintained during folding and while in the folded position.

Folding mechanism:

  • High tech design by Morrelli & Melvin (to see some of the high tech tools that Morrelli & Melvin use during the design phase, click here).
  • Patented Design (concept by Paul Koch, Australia Patent Application No. 2019902014)

Hull, deck, cabintop, beams, daggerboard and rudder parts molded from composite female tooling to reduce fairing and save weight Composite parts infused to control resin content, fiber ratio and improve strength to weight ratio Thermo-formed core from 3D templates Beams, daggerboard, rudder blade , bowsprit , chainplate bulkheads , folding system parts , struts , benchtops , all made with prepreg carbon cured in autoclave Carbon longitudinal stringers Carbon structural bulkheads, chainplates, beam bulkheads, Prepreg cured in the Autoclave . Carbon reinforcement in high load areas: daggerboard case, windows, around hatches, etc. Carbon salon/cockpit door frames Interior furniture constructed from high strength light weight composite panel Patented Rapido folding beams with carbon struts, 17.4 stainless pins and hardware. Allows Floats to remain vertical for marina berthing. Sunrise Nets for wing nets / Forward beam leading edge aero Fairing All bulkheads watertight or no penetrations below waterline

Exterior finish is white Aquaguard gelcoat Molded non-skid decks, beams, transom, and cockpit Hull bottom finished with epoxy primer Interior living area lined to Luxury Yacht finish

  • LOA: 12.00m (39′ 4")
  • LWL: 11.96m (39′ 3")
  • BOA: 8.80m (28′ 10")
  • BOA (folded): 4.90m (16′ 1")
  • BOA (float to float CL): 7.45m (24′ 5")
  • Freeboard: 1.50m (4′ 11")
  • “T" foil rudder board up: 0.56m (1′ 10")
  • “T" foil rudder board down: 1.40m (4′ 7")
  • Displacement (light): 4,229kgs (9,323lbs)
  • Displacement (max): 5,742kgs (12,659lbs)
  • Headroom: 2.0m in saloon and 1.9m in forward cabin
  • Main: 76m2 (818sqf)
  • Solent: 43m2 (463sqf)
  • Staysail: 14.4m2 (155sqf)
  • Reacher: 100m2 (1,076sqf)
  • Asym Spin: 128m2 (1,378sqf)

Carbon, spreaderless, rotating mast Aluminium boom

Sheets for mainsail, self tacking jib Halyards for main, jib and stay sails Topping lift/spare main halyard Lazy cradle jacks/ carbon dyneema truss wing Mainsail traveler lines Reef lines Outhaul and Cunningham lines Daggerboards control lines

Harken mainsheet and traveler systems Harken self tacking solent track system Harken headsail systems 2x Spinlock Jammers Harken mast rotation, cunningham, and outhaul controls 2 x daggerboard lifting systems Spinlock clutches and jammers

2 x Harken 50 Primary winches 2 x Harken 46 cabin top winches 1 x Electric Harken 46 rewind winch 1 x Harken 46 winch for halyards etc on mast

6 x Lewmar Atlantic Series opening portlights 1 x Lewmar 60 deck hatch in fwd cabin 2 x Lewmar 60 cabin top hatches 2 x Lewmar 50 opening hatches in salon facing fwd 6 x Rapido flush deck fiberglass hatches 1x Gioit escape hatch

AGM battery bank 80amp 12v alternator LED lighting, down lights 4 x fans 24V AC outlets and 24v DC outlets LED bow and stern navigation lights LED anchor, steaming and deck lights

Electric anchor windlass with roller 4 x 250mm Antal folding deck cleats/padeyes

Padeyes for safety harness connections Lifelines Carbon pulpit, aft seats and stanchions Watertight or no penetration below waterline bulkheads

Storage/ area under cockpit sole Storage areas in floats Yanmar diesel, 3YM30AE , 30 hp, shaft drive Folding 3 blade prop, Flex-O-Fold 80amp alternator (starting batteries) Digital B instrument panel Engine room insulation PSS dripless seal on prop shaft Ultraflex engine controls Fuel filters Fuel tank, 200 Litres Silencer, waterlock

Hard top Bimini ( Optional ) Salon cockpit windows removable stored into cockpit wall Swim platform/ladder on transom 4 separate watertight compartments per float Padeyes for mooring lines and fenders

All interior components lightweight cored panels Cabinets- veneers/ solids Bulkheads, hull and deck Rapido luxury finish Soles: Infinity Better than Teak ( hard wearing vinyl flooring material ) Head soles: molded gelcoat High quality fabrics and foams

Salon cockpit removable windows Roller doors at salon entrance Opening hatches and portlights in salon Large windows on cabin top sides Dining table , converts to queen size bunk Upholstered sofa seating in salon LED lighting

Instrument panel Electrical panel Reading red/white light with flexible arm

Light weight composite doors Sink Carbon countertop Grohe faucet and shower set Polycarbonate mirror Shower area with molded gelcoat finish Electric shower drain pump Manual toilet  2x Lewmar opening port lights

2 x single pipe berths under cockpit

Lightweight composite door Hanging locker Double bunk (queen size at head ) Mattress ventilation Under bunk storage 1 large deck hatch 2 x lewmar port lights Storage shelves above bunks

Shelves, cabinets, drawers Moulded countertop 65 liter Virifrigo 1 draw fridge Large SS sink Origo 2 Burner Alcohol Stove Hot and cold pressurized freshwater with low flow faucet

1 x 200 liter fresh water tank 1 x water tank, 60 liters/25 liters hot water

Tiller steering with optional tiller pilot Carbon spade rudderblade manufactured from CNC milled tooling, blade cured at elevated temperature and pressure in autoclave Spare Spade Rudderblade fitted to float Transom for shallow waters and or main rudder failure Custom kick up rudder box with upper and lower bearings

2 x carbon C foil dagger-boards in floats made from CNC milled tooling, then cured at elevated temperature and pressure in autoclave

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Sailboat Review: Rapido 40

  • By Mark Pillsbury
  • May 6, 2024

Rapido 40

In the great debate among sailors about what’s better—a monohull or a catamaran—both sides make compelling ­arguments. Monohulls are more efficient at going upwind. Their sufficient ballast ensures stability in a seaway. Some would say that a keelboat is just plain more exciting to sail. But cat lovers counter that they don’t care to “sail on their ear.” They’re willing to motor to windward if necessary, they enjoy the ability to pull up next to a beach, and they rave about the outdoor living space that two hulls afford. 

And then there’s the trimaran crowd, which, on a boat like the Rapido 40, gets the best of both worlds. Fast, flat sailing upwind and down? Check. Shallow draft for cruising in skinny water? Check. Lots of room to spread out on deck, and generous accommodations below for a cruising couple with kids or occasional friends? You bet.

The Rapido 40 is designed by the high-performance team at Morrelli & Melvin, and is built in Vietnam by Triac Composites. Rapido was co-founded in 2014 by Paul Koch and Richard Eyre. Koch is an old hand at trimarans—he was formerly president of Corsair—and he says that there is a market out there, albeit a niche one, for performance-oriented, oceangoing cruising trimarans. 

Rapido’s 40 is the smallest in a line that ranges upwards of 60 feet—its original model. Just sitting at the dock, the all-­carbon-fiber build is one sleek-looking boat. It has a rotating, spreaderless, double-tapered wing mast; a V-shaped boom; and a square-top main that’s paired with a versatile two-headsail sail plan. That sail plan includes a self-tacking jib for upwind sailing or days when it’s blowing, and a screecher set on a sprit. There’s also a continuous-line furler for off-the-wind or light-air conditions. 

Underway, that package provides plenty of horsepower, as my Boat of the Year judging colleagues and I would discover on Chesapeake Bay this past fall. It was a ride where we all vied for the dubious honor of top tiller hog.

In 10 to 12 knots with the small jib rolled out, we skipped along at close to 8 knots, according to the GPS. Things got really lively when we rolled up that sail and unfurled the big dog. Twelve knots and change was about top end for us in those relatively light conditions.

And boy, was the Rapido fun to sail! The boat has bench-style seats outboard to either side of the cockpit, so skippers can sit with the tiller extension in hand and legs stretched out, watching the world fly by. C foils in the amas are adjusted up or down depending on the point of sail; strategically placed electric Harken winches raise them, and gravity drops them down. Sheets and halyards can also be led to the winches, so, for a shorthanded crew, sailhandling—especially with the self-tending jib—is pretty simple.

A base model Rapido 40 runs just under $700,000, though the boat we sailed in Annapolis—with top-of-the-line North Sails, B&G electronics and a composting head—carried a price tag of $800,000 and change. Other options include a performance mast and electric propulsion. Lithium batteries are standard.

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I’ve been on smaller tris, where the interior can feel cramped because of the relatively narrow beam of the center hull, but the 40 has more-than-adequate living space. An inline galley takes up the starboard side of the salon, with a dining table opposite. The raised cabin top and windows all around provide 360-degree visibility and 6-foot-6-inch headroom. Rear-facing ports are removable for ventilation and to provide better visibility forward from the cockpit. I liked the look of the carbon-fiber countertops and drawers, which felt light as a feather to open. And the composite work was clean as a whistle.

Beneath the cockpit, there’s a double berth that’s accessible through a cockpit hatch or from below. It would be a great place to stash the kids, and two single berths are an option. I’m told that in later models, the cockpit sole has been raised 3 inches, making the aft cabin that much roomier. The owner’s stateroom, with a double berth offset to port, is in a cabin forward of the salon, along with a head and shower.

Hulls and deck are foam-cored. The prepreg autoclave-cured components such as the bulkheads, boom, mast, C foils, structural beams and T-foil rudder are all made in-house. The main hull and amas (which fold in, reducing the beam from 28 feet, 10 inches to 19 feet, 3 inches) all have watertight bow crash compartments. The engine compartment, which houses a 30 hp Yanmar with a shaft drive, is also surrounded by watertight bulkheads, just in case.

Rapido US importer Bob Gleason—an experienced ­multihull guy and owner of The Multihull Source in Cape Cod, Massachusetts—had fit out the boat that we got aboard to keep the weight down. I still found it packed with all that I’d need for a comfortable getaway. Workmanship and equipment was ­top-notch, just as I’d expect on a boat built to go places.

Mark Pillsbury is a CW editor-at-large and was a 2024 Boat of the Year judge. 

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For Sailors. The Rapido 40 offers 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 our new, patented, folding mechanism. You'll be happy with the price as well so give us a call.

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Advantages of the Rapido 40

Customers always have options in the market. We believe the Rapido 40 will capture the interest of this segment for the following reasons:

Lighter Faster Easier to handle Better accommodation and layout Far more competitively priced Higher tech build Stronger, safer folding system Better all-round offshore Better weight distribution with heavy items (eg engine) in the middle of the boat . More functional interior which will be very nicely finished in a style similar to that of the Rapido 60 And then, of course, there is the folding system…

Folding Features for the 21st Century and Beyond

To enable easy and more affordable single-berthing at marinas around the world, the Rapido 40 is a folding trimaran. The outer floats fold in against the main hull to keep her beam narrow enough for single berths. Unlike some folding trimarans, however, the Rapido 40, when folded, retains excellent stability and the floats remain upright so there are no growth issues or need for bottom paint on the sides of the floats. The upright floats are also a breeze to walk on whether boarding from the dock or handling lines when coming into a dock

The C-Foils in each outer hull, replace a daggerboard located in the main hull, and give the Rapido 40 a massive performance boost both upwind and downwind without adding a lot of complexity. For normal day sailing or cruising both can be in the “down" position. For less drag when racing or simply looking for more speed, the weather C-Foil is easily raised.

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FAST AND POWERFUL Trimarans are the fastest and most powerful design type as demonstrated by the fact that trimarans currently hold most point-to-point, and 24-hour speed records, including the singlehanded around the world speed record. These records require power and low drag in light air, pointing ability when forecasts prove wrong, and the ability to de-power and still sail at top speed when the weather gets a bit sporty.

SAFETY Speed can increase safety when cruising especially as the Rapido line of trimarans has sailing top speeds that will outrun or help avoid storm systems.

SPACIOUS The Rapido 40 has some truly amazing living spaces both down below and on deck. With trampolines between the main and outer hulls, an aft cabin, a forward cabin, both separate from the main cabin, and a large amount of seating on deck,

STABLE AND COMFORTABLE Trimarans are comfortable on all points of sail and remarkably stable whether sailing or at rest.

FUN The combination of safety, performance, and comfort put the Rapido 40 in a league of its own. The enormous trampoline nets add fun and excitement as you watch the blue water rush by underneath you – or as you lounge on the nets while gently floating over a reef. You will be instantly hooked.

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* Please note, General Specifications are subject to change and should be confirmed with Rapido Trimarans Limited.

General Specifications

  • LOA: 12.03m (39' 6")
  • LWL:  12.00m (39' 4")
  • BOA: 8.80m (28' 10")
  • BOA (folded): 5.8m (19' 3")
  • BOA (float to float CL): 7.98m (26' 2")
  • Average light displacement (subject to final options): 5,200kgs (11,474 lbs)
  • Freeboard: 1.41m (4' 8")
  • Daggerfoil up: 0.87m (2' 10")
  • Daggerfoil down: 2.18m (7' 2")
  • Headroom: 2.0m in saloon; 1.9m in forward cabin
  • Storage volume of floats (at greatest dimension): (l) 2.9m x (w) 0.97m x (h) 1.3m

Download pdf documents

  • For R40 Interior Arrangement,  click here  (1 Aug, 2020)
  • For R40 Sail Plan,  click here (8 March 2021)
  • For R40 Cabin Dimensions, click here (8 Aug 2022)
  • SA Main: 65m2 (700sqf) (Wing mast area, 7.0m2 (75sqf)
  • Jib / Solent: 32m2 (344sqf)
  • SA Staysail: 13m2 (140sqf)
  • SA Reacher: 113m2 (1,216sqf)
  • SA Asym Spin: 158m2 (1,700sqf)

  Intracoastal Waterways

  • Mast Length Max: 17.25m (56' 7")
  • Mast Height above DWL: 19.25m (63' 2")

* Note: The design is for an ocean-going boat, built to CE Category A standards.

The mast height is less than 65ft above the water so that it fits under all the bridges in intracoastal waterways.

General Information

The rapido 40 – the world’s ultimate folding, all carbon, ocean-cruising trimaran.

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World acclaimed designers,  Morrelli & Melvin  have ensured that the DNA of the Rapido 60 has been incorporated into the all carbon and folding Rapido 40. Expect a state of the art trimaran designed and built for:

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

The Rapido 40 is designed and engineered as a high tech, all-carbon, performance cruiser with a s elf-tacking jib, c arbon spreaderless mast and an o ption for rolling furl boom.

The interiors have super lightweight, strong, custom made furniture; even the countertops are carbon! The flooring is made from cork.

While others are compelled to motor away from any weather systems best avoided, the Rapido can be powered up to simply sail away with the skipper maintaining complete control.

Safety is a big factor in our design and construction. As well as carbon-foam construction, there are numerous watertight bulkheads and bulkheads with no through penetrations below the water line. The engine compartment is contained within watertight bulkheads.

We build our own epoxy prepreg autoclave-cured mast and boom (designed by Morrelli & Melvin , specifically for the Rapido 40), dagger C foils, rudders, beams, chainplate bulkheads, folding struts, pulpits, seats, drawers for galley, table and benchtop in galley.

Essentially, if you have a passion for sailing, this is the boat for you!

The Rapido 40 is being built by Rapido Trimarans' exclusive builder,  Triac Composites .

Rapido 40

[Caption: Rapido 40 “C" foils and “T" rudder foil. Note; “C" foils replace the need for a central daggerboard in the saloon opening up a significant amount of space).]

The asymmetric twin “C” foils will give the Rapido 40 more lift than usual resulting in significant increase in performance, both upwind and downwind. Also, the C foils eliminate the need for a central daggerboard which increases the amount of interior space. It also creates 360 degree visibility. (In the diagram above, note the “T" rudder foil in the “down" position.)

For normal day sailing or cruising, both C foils can be in the “down" position or one raised without adding material drag.

Advantages of the Rapido 40 

Customers always have options in the market. We believe the Rapido 40 will capture the interest of this segment for the following reasons:

  • The boat has pedigree being designed and engineered by the world's best, Morrelli and Melvin , in the US.
  • All carbon construction
  • “C" foil daggerboards (see below)
  • 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, more spacious (eg C foils removed the need for a centre daggerboard), raised saloon (ie, it is not located down in the hull) and finished to a high standards

Co founder Paul Koch is 6'3

[Caption: Co founder Paul Koch is 6'3" and here he stands in the saloon of the Rapido 40 which has a clearance of 6'7" (201cm).]

  • Latest high tech design and engineering (see Morrelli & Melvin ) in this all-carbon boat: infused carbon foam sandwich construction with beams, daggerboards, ruddercase and blade made from prepreg carbon and cured in autoclave, carbon mast spreaderless, carbon counter tops, self tacking solent/ jib
  • Two separate double cabins
  • Folding floats (reduced fees for marina, hard stand and shipping). See more below!

We believe the Rapido 40 very clearly sets itself apart from other offerings in the market in terms of both performance and value. Please independently check our claim!

A FOLDING MECHANISM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Floats on the Rapido 40 remain in upright position during and at completion of folding process.

The performance of trimarans is well documented .

In fact, some say that the only thing better than a trimaran is a folding trimaran. And here, the Rapido 40's patented folding system excels, as shown below:

Folding floats :

  • Access to single marina berths
  • Access to all marinas
  • Reduced marina, hard stand and shipping costs
  • Floats are kept in upright position (preventing barnacle and/or algae growth on sides of floats)
  • Remaining in the upright position, stability of trimaran is maintained during folding and while in the folded position.

Folding mechanism :

  • High tech design by Morrelli & Melvin (to see some of the high tech tools that Morrelli & Melvin use during the design phase, click here ).
  • Patented Design (concept by Paul Koch, Australia Patent Application No. 2019902014)
  • Wa5tch the video below of the folding mechanism on the Rapido 50.

Further details

  • Email co founder, Paul Koch

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.

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.

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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Rapido 40 in action.

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  Trimarans in the media

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

  • Shipyard Focus: Rapido Trimarans , by Kevin Green, Multihulls World, August / September 2022.
  • Rapido, changing the game , by Zuzana Prochazka, Sail Magazine, 23 March, 2022
  • 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
  • Harnessing Speed , by Kevin Green, Boating New Zealand, November 2021
  • Rapido 60 Trimaran Boat Review: A Bold Gamechanger For Performance Bluewater Cruising , by Zuzana Prochazka, Yacht World, 23 September, 2021.
  • Harnessing the wind , by Kevin Green, Multihulls World, September / October 2021 issue, 6 page spread on Rapido Trimarans.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Making Short-handed Short Work – Onboard Rapido 60 , Anna Merchant, Sail-World, 11 February 2021
  • Rapido 50 News from the Shipyards , Multihulls World, 2 February 2021
  • Buyers' Guide 2021, Rapido 50 , Multihulls World, 18 December 2020
  • “New breed” Rapido 40 & 50 , Yachting World magazine, November 2020
  • Cruising Helmsman reviews Rapido 60 , October 2020
  • Romanza takes top spot in Yates Cup , SEA Yachting magazine, September 2020
  • Rapido Trimarans relocates production arm into Vietnam , SEA Yachting magazine, Nov/Dec 2019.
  • Rapido Trimarans, On the March, Seahorse Magazine , October 2019.
  • (French) Rapido 40, un trimaran repliable de 12 m , Bateaux.com, 29 August 2019.
  • Rapido 60 – The most exciting production multihull in the world?  (or click here for selection of quotes), Multihulls Magazine, Summer (July) 2019.
  • Rapido , Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia, June 2019 (pp23-24)
  • Ineffable’s Steve Bourne: I’m a nutter for sailing , Daily Herald, 26 February 2019.
  • Rapido 60′ the fastest production multihull in the world? , International Multihulls World, December 2017
  • RAPIDO 60’ : Le multicoque de série habitable le plus rapide du monde? , Multihulls World, 23 November 2017
  • Finding Mrs Right , Boating New Zealand, August 2016
  • Blue Water Cruising Trimaran , Australian Multihulls World, August 2016
  • Rapido 60 , Cruising World, 25 August, 2016
  • Rapido 60 , by Emma Bamford, Sailing Today.

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The Triac Composites shipyard and the enormous experience of its team produces a wonderful range of high-performance trimarans from 40 to 60 feet out of its base at Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), in Vietnam. The manufacturer has just unveiled the very first images of its latest “little” boat, the Rapido 40. Trick of the light - that's its name - has shown good average speeds right from its first sail.

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