Rapido 50 Folding

Published on Thursday, 7th March 2019 - 7:47PM03/07/2019

Paul Koch explains the origins of the idea behind a folding Rapido 50 Trimaran

When the idea to make the Rapido 50 as a folding trimaran was first suggested, our initial reaction was, "ARE YOU CRAZY?".

But after consulting with Pete Melvin from our designers, Morrelli & Melvin, we thought, "Why not!"

After all, our management team has built more folding trimarans than anyone else in the world and if anyone understands the challenges and how to do it right, we do!

It will add a small amount to the initial cost but the ability to park the boat in any marina that accepts monohulls will make it all worthwhile and the payback will be huge!

Key Specifications

  • LOA - 15.24 m
  • LWL - 14.96 m
  • BOA - 10.38 m
  • BOA (folded) - 5.50 m
  • BOA (float to float CL) - 9.32 m
  • Freeboard - 1.60 m
  • T (board up) - 0.67 m
  • T (board down) - 3.52 m
  • Displacement (light) - 6.55t
  • Displacement (max) - 8.40t
  • SA Main - 95 m2
  • SA Solent - 54 m2
  • SA Staysail - 18 m2
  • SA Reacher - 125 m2
  • SA Asym Spin - 160 m2
  • Mast Height above DWL - 22.98 m

From USD796,000 for base boat, ex factory (Vietnam). All items, prices and specifications are subject to change.