2024 Rapido 40

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Yacht Overview

Make: Rapido

Model: 40

Year: 2024

Length: 40′

Located In: Pensacola, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Composite

YW#: 7697666


The Rapido 40 is the latest design in the growing line of performance cruising trimarans offered by Rapido Trimarans.  First came the Rapido 60. Then the Rapido 50. Now the more approachable Rapido 40. The Rapido 40 has the same DNA as the famous Rapido 60 and has a speed potential of over 30 knots.

The design brief for the Rapido 40 was to create a fast, safe, stable, ocean going cruiser with comfortable accommodations at a more affordable price than the flagship Rapido 60. To cap it off, designers Morelli and Melvin have created an ingenious variant on the popular folding system pioneered by Ian Farrier and championed by Corsair Marine which keeps the floats vertical even when they are tucked in to the main hull for docking. Thereby eliminating the problem of fouling of the floats that occurs with some other folding designs.

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Full Specs

Boat Name

Rapido 40


LOA: 39.33
Beam: 27.25 ft


Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3YM30AE
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 30|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard



Number of heads: 1

Why you should choose a Rapido Trimaran

Trimarans are safe, powerful and fast as demonstrated by the fact that they consistently win races and hold the solo speed record for circumnavigating the world.


Safety at sea is the No. 1 priority and this thinking is reflected throughout the design and construction of the Rapido.


The Rapido 40 has some truly amazing living spaces which provide more open, private and intimate areas than monohulls or catamarans.


Trimarans are comfortable on all points of sail.


The combination of safety, performance and comfort put the Rapido in a league of its own. The enormous trampoline nets add fun and excitement as you watch the blue water rush underneath you – or as you lounge on the nets while gently floating over a reef. You will be instantly hooked..

General Information
The all new Rapido 40 Trimaran will be launched in December, 2020, with the first going to Thailand. Another seven have been presold into the US, UK and the Mediterranean.

World acclaimed designers, Morrelli & Melvin have ensured that the DNA of the Rapido 60 has been incorporated into the Rapido 40. Expect a state of the art trimaran designed and built for:

  • Podium performances
  • Fast passage-making
  • Classic cruising
  • Short handed sailing by couples or single handers
  • Serious sailors.

The Rapido 40 is designed and engineered as a high tech, all-carbon, performance cruiser. The interiors have super lightweight, strong, custom made furniture; even the countertops are carbon! The flooring is made from cork.

While others are compelled to motor away from any weather systems best avoided, the Rapido can be powered up to simply sail away with the skipper maintaining complete control.

Safety is a big factor in our design and construction. As well as carbon-foam construction, there are numerous watertight bulkheads and bulkheads with no through penetrations below the water line. The engine compartment is contained within watertight bulkheads.

Essentially, if you have a passion for sailing, this is the boat for you!

The Rapido 40 is being built by Rapido Trimarans’ exclusive builder, Triac Composites.


Rapido 40 “C" foils and “T" rudder foil (Note; the C foils replace the need for a central daggerboard).

The twin “C” foils will give the Rapido 40 a massive performance boost both upwind and downwind and by eliminating the need for a central daggerboard, the interior space has increased with the added benefit of 360 degree visibility. (In the diagram above, note the “T" rudder foil in the “down" position.)

For normal day sailing or cruising, both C foils can be in the “down" position or one raised without adding material drag.


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 and safer to handle with self-tacking jib, roller furler head sails and spreaderless mast
  • CE A Certification for safer ocean crossings
  • Better weight distribution with heavy items (eg engine) in the middle of the boat
  • Functional interior finished to Rapido 60 standards
  • High tech, infused carbon foam sandwich construction with beams, daggerboards, ruddercase and blade made from prepreg carbon and cured in autoclave
  • Folding floats (reduced fees for marina, hard stand and shipping). See more below!

We believe the Rapido 40 very clearly sets itself apart from other offerings in the market in terms of both performance and value. Please independently check our claim!


Floats on the Rapido 40 remain in upright position during and at completion of folding process.[/caption]

The performance of trimarans is well documented.

In fact, some say that the only thing better than a trimaran is a folding trimaran. And here, the Rapido 40’s patented folding system excels, as shown below:

Folding floats:

  • Access to single marina berths
  • Access to all marinas
  • Reduced marina, hard stand and shipping costs
  • Floats are kept in upright position (preventing barnacle and/or algae growth on sides of floats)
  • Remaining in the upright position, stability of trimaran is maintained during folding and while in the folded position.

Folding mechanism:

  • High tech design by Morrelli & Melvin (to see some of the high tech tools that Morrelli & Melvin use during the design phase, click here).
  • Patented Design (concept by Paul Koch, Australia Patent Application No. 2019902014)

Design and Construction
Hull, deck, cabintop; infused ALL carbon fiber laminates, vinylester resin and Divinycell foam sandwich construction

Hull, deck, cabintop, beams, daggerboard and rudder parts molded from composite female tooling to reduce fairing and save weight
Composite parts infused to control resin content, fiber ratio and improve strength to weight ratio
Thermo-formed core from 3D templates
Beams, daggerboard, rudder blade , bowsprit , chainplate bulkheads , folding system parts , struts , benchtops , all made with prepreg carbon cured in autoclave Carbon longitudinal stringers
Carbon structural bulkheads, chainplates, beam bulkheads, Prepreg cured in the Autoclave .
Carbon reinforcement in high load areas: daggerboard case, windows, around hatches, etc.
Carbon salon/cockpit door frames
Interior furniture constructed from high strength light weight composite panel
Patented Rapido folding beams with carbon struts, 17.4 stainless pins and hardware. Allows Floats to remain vertical for marina berthing.
Sunrise Nets for wing nets / Forward beam leading edge aero Fairing
All bulkheads watertight or no penetrations below waterline


Exterior finish is white Aquaguard gelcoat
Molded non-skid decks, beams, transom, and cockpit
Hull bottom finished with epoxy primer
Interior living area lined to Luxury Yacht finish



  • LOA: 12.00m (39′ 4")
  • LWL: 11.96m (39′ 3")
  • BOA: 8.80m (28′ 10")
  • BOA (folded): 4.90m (16′ 1")
  • BOA (float to float CL): 7.45m (24′ 5")
  • Freeboard: 1.50m (4′ 11")
  • “T" foil rudder board up: 0.56m (1′ 10")
  • “T" foil rudder board down: 1.40m (4′ 7")
  • Displacement (light): 4,229kgs (9,323lbs)
  • Displacement (max): 5,742kgs (12,659lbs)
  • Headroom: 2.0m in saloon and 1.9m in forward cabin

  • Main: 76m2 (818sqf)
  • Solent: 43m2 (463sqf)
  • Staysail: 14.4m2 (155sqf)
  • Reacher: 100m2 (1,076sqf)
  • Asym Spin: 128m2 (1,378sqf)


Carbon, spreaderless, rotating mast
Aluminium boom

Sheets for mainsail, self tacking jib
Halyards for main, jib and stay sails
Topping lift/spare main halyard
Lazy cradle jacks/ carbon dyneema truss wing
Mainsail traveler lines
Reef lines
Outhaul and Cunningham lines Daggerboards control lines

Deck hardware

Harken mainsheet and traveler systems
Harken self tacking solent track system
Harken headsail systems
2x Spinlock Jammers
Harken mast rotation, cunningham, and outhaul controls 2 x daggerboard lifting systems
Spinlock clutches and jammers


2 x Harken 50 Primary winches
2 x Harken 46 cabin top winches
1 x Electric Harken 46 rewind winch
1 x Harken 46 winch for halyards etc on mast

Hatches and Portlights

6 x Lewmar Atlantic Series opening portlights
1 x Lewmar 60 deck hatch in fwd cabin
2 x Lewmar 60 cabin top hatches
2 x Lewmar 50 opening hatches in salon facing fwd 6 x Rapido flush deck fiberglass hatches
1x Gioit escape hatch

Electrical equipment

AGM battery bank
80amp 12v alternator
LED lighting, down lights
4 x fans
24V AC outlets and 24v DC outlets
LED bow and stern navigation lights
LED anchor, steaming and deck lights

Anchoring and mooring equipment

Electric anchor windlass with roller
4 x 250mm Antal folding deck cleats/padeyes

Safety equipment

Padeyes for safety harness connections
Carbon pulpit, aft seats and stanchions
Watertight or no penetration below waterline bulkheads


Storage/ area under cockpit sole
Storage areas in floats
Yanmar diesel, 3YM30AE , 30 hp, shaft drive Folding 3 blade prop, Flex-O-Fold
80amp alternator (starting batteries)
Digital B instrument panel
Engine room insulation
PSS dripless seal on prop shaft
Ultraflex engine controls
Fuel filters
Fuel tank, 200 Litres
Silencer, waterlock

Outdoor fit out

Hard top Bimini ( Optional )
Salon cockpit windows removable stored into cockpit wall Swim platform/ladder on transom
4 separate watertight compartments per float
Padeyes for mooring lines and fenders

Interior fitout

All interior components lightweight cored panels
Cabinets- veneers/ solids
Bulkheads, hull and deck Rapido luxury finish
Soles: Infinity Better than Teak ( hard wearing vinyl flooring material ) Head soles: molded gelcoat
High quality fabrics and foams


Salon cockpit removable windows
Roller doors at salon entrance
Opening hatches and portlights in salon Large windows on cabin top sides
Dining table , converts to queen size bunk Upholstered sofa seating in salon
LED lighting

Navigation station

Instrument panel
Electrical panel
Reading red/white light with flexible arm


Light weight composite doors
Carbon countertop
Grohe faucet and shower set
Polycarbonate mirror
Shower area with molded gelcoat finish
Electric shower drain pump
Manual toilet
 2x Lewmar opening port lights

Aft bunks

2 x single pipe berths under cockpit

Forward cabin

Lightweight composite door Hanging locker
Double bunk (queen size at head )
Mattress ventilation
Under bunk storage
1 large deck hatch
2 x lewmar port lights Storage shelves above bunks


Shelves, cabinets, drawers
Moulded countertop
65 liter Virifrigo 1 draw fridge
Large SS sink
Origo 2 Burner Alcohol Stove
Hot and cold pressurized freshwater with low flow faucet


1 x 200 liter fresh water tank
1 x water tank, 60 liters/25 liters hot water



Steering and rudder

Tiller steering with optional tiller pilot
Carbon spade rudderblade manufactured from CNC milled tooling, blade cured at elevated temperature and pressure in autoclave Spare Spade Rudderblade fitted to float Transom for shallow waters and or main rudder failure
Custom kick up rudder box with upper and lower bearings


2 x carbon C foil dagger-boards in floats made from CNC milled tooling, then cured at elevated temperature and pressure in autoclave


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