Rapido 40

Fast, foldable and worry free!

Rapido entered the world of multihulls about ten years ago with the ambition of building high-performance ocean-going trimarans. After the 60 and 50, the shipyard unveiled the 40, a smaller model. This “small” Rapido obviously keeps the DNA of its big siblings and features a folding structure that comes into its own when you’re in the marina.

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Test location: Key Biscayne (Florida - USA)
Conditions: Wind 3 to 6 knots, 6 people on board, calm sea. 

Rapido was created in 2014 under the impetus of Paul Koch, an Australian with a long-standing passion for multihulls. Before embarking on the adventure of his new brand, Paul was, from 1986 to 2008, the owner of OSTAC, which manufactured catamarans and trimarans. He was then at the helm of Corsair Marine from 1994 to 2010 before deciding to create Rapido with his own ideas - a logical course for someone who has always been known for his sense of innovation. The brand relies on Triac Composites, the factory in charge of construction, which Paul co-founded with Richard Eyre. The yard is located in southern Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City. Drawing on his experience, the founder has always been driven by the desire to create the most efficient trimarans in the category while maintaining a certain simplicity - both in the layout and the boat’s handling.

A design by Morrelli & Melvin

To carry out the project, Rapido called on the Californian design firm Morrelli & Melvin, who are well known in the field of sailing, notably for their work on the America’s Cup racing boats and on a n...

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