Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

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Looks like they finished another 50 too?

 

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Merlin

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No, I was told this was decided purely by Rapido. And the owner warned Rapido about the VAT consequences, but Rapido decided to ignore that, which caused another 2 months delay with the boat just lying there in it´s slip (that is when I viewed the boat). Remember some pages back Koch blamed Covid for the delay in the mast delivery? 

But please ProaSailor, don´t believe me. I hope you buy a Rapido. You deserve one.
I agree. As owner of ineffable, a rapido 60 i have a lot to say about these wonderful boats. And about the builders. Ineffable is the prototype 60. As such the builders made so sure every thing worked on the boat with an incredible effort before i took delivery. And a captain who trained us before we successfully crossed the atlantic in 13 days in light winds at 250 miles a day. We were 2 reefs at night to be safe. So maybe we could have done this in 8 days or so with more experience.... 

Ineffable means something so wonderful you cant describe it on words poetry or even music. And that is how the boat has been. It is pure delight to sail. We recently did the Grenada regatta just 2 up and had so much fun! Down wind we tore away from the fleet with no kite or schreecher! 

The boat is so safe and our only broach in 35 knots with a full rig up the boat heeled 17 degrees and neatly rounded up. 

The floats take away all the bulky stuff like fenders and sails and other necessary junk so the accommodation is left free and clear. You can sleep 10 people. 

It is SO easy to maintain. Everything is easily accessable with loads of space around it. A friend spent nearly a whole day in the engine room teaching his wife about maintenance. 

The boat is ideal for 2 couples and that is all you need. We race with max of 6 people. You dont need anymore but can have 20 on board. 

Finally when racing we typically exceed the polar charts by 10 %. The rapido 60 does do 1.4 x windspeed. Upwind we do up to 15 knots (planing at 12 knots) as the vmg goes down after that and at 17 degrees apparent. Downwind over 30 and controllable. We sit on one wave for a long time... 

I have been through many of the comments here and understand that many of the worst are from monohull sailors who hate to be overtaken by a cruising trimaran with no human ballast on the rail. 

So many comments are hateful and to those jealous ill informed people.... Just get with the program... Dont drag lead around the oceans slowly or sink! Enjoy speed when u need and much more safety always in a trimaran! 

 

SVNeko

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Carib
I'm no Rapido basher, but I must say I was hoping the 40 would look a little more exciting.  Perhaps its the slapped on name.

 

Lykke

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So Cal
Finally when racing we typically exceed the polar charts by 10 %.
Do you mind sharing those polars?

Trimarans are still out there in terms of people not understanding the trade offs between liveability, performance, dockability, safety, etc. more info helps. Why wouldn’t the Vagabondes take yours? What were the exact causes of dismasting before your time? 
 

R40 looks way better than I imagined it might

 

Paul Koch

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HCMC Vietnam
We expect Bob's boat , ie: hull number 3 to be sailing in the US in about 4 months depending on covid and the freight companies delivering on their promises . It is coming along nicely in the factory . Number 2 is in final assembly and number 4 is being laminated now . Tooling always takes a while but now it is done production can be ramped up . The second 50 is almost finished as well . Vietnam is hopefully opening up to all tourists on the 15th of March so if anyone is interested , jump on a plane and come and have a look . See video sailing in the river in about 10 knots of wind , 3 knots of current and loaded up with people and gear , not bad for a first sail though .




 

boardhead

Anarchist
Sweet - goose it up (production) on Bob's, need to get that boy set up for the NEMA season - you know he will sail and sell the hell out of it.

Too late for me to race my tri there for competition  and (sadly) there won't be a new Dragonfly 40 but we can bring what we got.

Huge amount of bad mouthing and fawning on this topic so I will be very interested to see your new 40 in person - as you say she looks to be moving well in that brown soup, get Billy Black and Bob on the job for some decent sailing shots!

 
I agree. As owner of ineffable, a rapido 60 i have a lot to say about these wonderful boats. And about the builders. Ineffable is the prototype 60. As such the builders made so sure every thing worked on the boat with an incredible effort before i took delivery. And a captain who trained us before we successfully crossed the atlantic in 13 days in light winds at 250 miles a day. We were 2 reefs at night to be safe. So maybe we could have done this in 8 days or so with more experience.... 

Ineffable means something so wonderful you cant describe it on words poetry or even music. And that is how the boat has been. It is pure delight to sail. We recently did the Grenada regatta just 2 up and had so much fun! Down wind we tore away from the fleet with no kite or schreecher! 

The boat is so safe and our only broach in 35 knots with a full rig up the boat heeled 17 degrees and neatly rounded up. 

The floats take away all the bulky stuff like fenders and sails and other necessary junk so the accommodation is left free and clear. You can sleep 10 people. 

It is SO easy to maintain. Everything is easily accessable with loads of space around it. A friend spent nearly a whole day in the engine room teaching his wife about maintenance. 

The boat is ideal for 2 couples and that is all you need. We race with max of 6 people. You dont need anymore but can have 20 on board. 

Finally when racing we typically exceed the polar charts by 10 %. The rapido 60 does do 1.4 x windspeed. Upwind we do up to 15 knots (planing at 12 knots) as the vmg goes down after that and at 17 degrees apparent. Downwind over 30 and controllable. We sit on one wave for a long time... 

I have been through many of the comments here and understand that many of the worst are from monohull sailors who hate to be overtaken by a cruising trimaran with no human ballast on the rail. 

So many comments are hateful and to those jealous ill informed people.... Just get with the program... Dont drag lead around the oceans slowly or sink! Enjoy speed when u need and much more safety always in a trimaran! 
Price dropped again...  

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$780K Euros

 
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