Rapido 60, the new trimaran concept


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imageSure. Marino. Spacious. Stable. Fast and solid. The Rapido 60 is a high-performance cruising trimaran conceived by Paul Koch and Richard Eyre, two experienced sailors, and “translated” into design by Morrelli & Melvin: a boat that is well suited for long sailings, featuring an elegant, state-of-the-art design.

The hulls are made of hybrid Kevlar and E-Glass, while the interior linings are carbon fiber. The frame that binds the hulls together, on the other hand, is made of prepreg carbon fiber and epoxy. Alberto and boom, standard are made of carbon to demonstrate the racing soul of the Rapido 60.

It is 18.1 meters long (17.7 at the waterline) and a full 11.7 meters wide. The lifting keel means the draft can vary from 3.55 m to 0.75 m, allowing the trimaran to enter shallower waters. This is an ultralight multihull: the minimum displacement is 7,700 kg, a pittance for an 18-meter boat!

The design team played a lot on the height of the interior: on average we are at 2.1-2.2 meters in the main area of the central hull. A central square houses two L-shaped sofas and an accessorized galley; aft is home to a cabin with a dedicated bathroom that serves as a “mirror” to the double forward, also located next to a bathroom with a shower

Overall length 18.1 m
Length at waterline 17.7 m
Maximum beam 11.7 m
Freeboard height 2.6 m
Draft 0.75/3.55 m
Light displacement 7,700 kg
Sup. mainsail 118 sqm
Sup. self-tacking jib 70.4 sq. m.
Sup. spinnaker 190 sqm



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