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Video: Patented folding mechanism for Rapido 50

Updated: Oct 18, 2019

Rapido Trimarans is delighted to unveil its pioneering folding mechanism that will used on our all-new, Rapido 50 Trimaran, designed by Morrelli & Melvin Design & Engineering Inc. (concept by Paul Koch, Australia Patent Application No. 2019902014).

The Rapido 50’s folding mechanism allows owners to moor in a single-berth at a marina, saving costs.

Additionally, by folding the floats in the upright position, say goodbye to the barnacles growing up the side of the float (as can be the case with other folding mechanisms in the market).

Welcome to the all new Rapido 50 which ois built exclusively by Rapido's manufacturing arm, Triac Composites.

A new future!


  • To discuss further, email co founder of Rapido Trimarans, Paul Koch.For full details on the Rapido 50, click here.

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Video: 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Ineffable

The 39th St Maarten Heineken Regatta has interviewed the skipper of Ineffable, a Rapido 60, Steve Bourne. The interview can be viewed on the video below.

Official blurb for the video

Ineffable is Rapido 60 trimaran, owned by Hong Kong-based sailor, Stephen Glyn Bourne. Measuring 60 foot, weighing 9.5 tons, this stunning boat not only looks beautiful, but she is also an awesome performer.

Regularly achieving speeds of over 15 knots upwind, her performance at the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was outstanding coming second in her class.

She won the Port St Martin prize for the fastest boat in the Round the Island race, taking just 2 hours and 27 minutes.

Note of video footage

Steve Bourne says that at the 40 second mark in the video, there is footage of Ineffable flying a spinnaker.

He says, "FYI, the spinnaker shots are on the back of the Round Island Race in Antigua. You may want to mention that we are all alone (on Ineffable) because we left all the maxis (up to 130 feet) and the three Volvo 70s, except one, behind in our wake."

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#ineffable, #rapido60, #r60, #stmaartenheinekenregatta, #trimarans, #multihulls

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