Rapido 40

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.

  • Make or Manufacturer

    Rapido
  • Model

    40
  • Condition

    New
  • Category

    Sailboat
  • Profile

    Trimaran
  • Designer

    Morelli & Melvin
  • Length Overall

    12m / 38ft
  • Length at Waterline

    12m / 39ft
  • Beam

    3.8m / 13ft

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

C Foil

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.

General Information

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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3 Narrows Road, Wareham, Massachusetts, United States

Bob Gleason

Wareham, Massachusetts, United States

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