A new look at fast cruising, the Rapier 550 brings together an incredible combination of high performance, high specification and radical new design. The 550 is a next generation of multihulls full of innovation, ergonomics and beauty, producing a catamaran with a true racing heritage and class-leading performance.
Intelligent electronics, navigation and radically simple innovative sail handling is standard, as are creative contemporary, luxury interiors.
The Rapier 550 is made using carbon fibre infused epoxy making it a fast, light and extremely good-looking boat. With a cruising speed of 15 knots, this boat has the capability of covering 350 miles per day.
The key to the success of the Rapier 550 is the forward helm position from where the skipper can keep a clear watch at high speed and also control all of the sails. Two additional tiller helm position are provided outside for days when the weather is not too hot or too cold.
The enormous open plan saloon, galley and cockpit area provides spacious seating, extensive storage and a large dining table with built in retractable HDTV, all surrounded by glass windows, giving close to 360 degree viewing.
Voted as the best catamaran for Bluewater Cruising in 2015 by European Journalists, this boat has been the Broadblue demonstrator since launch and is now available to discerning owners for their next fast long distance passage. It would ideally suit a couple or family who want the space and pace of a 55ft performance catamaran but the ease of handling to avoid having paid crew.
World tour anyone?
Mark Jarvis, Yacht Sales MULTIHULL WORLD LTD, Thornham Marina, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 8DD, UK Phone: (+44) 1243 377 333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +441243 377333
Please contact Mark Jarvis at +44 (0)1243 377 333
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Dazcat Design
Flag of Registry: United Kingdom
Hull Shape: Catamaran
LOA: 16.50 m
Beam: 7.60 m
LWL: 16.60 m
Length of Deck: 16.0 m
Minimum Draft: 1.10 m
Maximum Draft: 1.10 m
Displacement: 12000 kgs Full Load
Bridge Clearance: 1.0 m
Headroom: 2.20 m
Dry Weight: 9800 kgs
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 3
Number of bathrooms: 3
Radar - Raymarine 1.8kw
TV set - 32
Plotter - 2 x Raymarine e165 + 2 x Raymarine e7
Autopilot - Raymarine Hydraulic
Wind speed and direction - Raymarine i50
Fully battened mainsail - Square top, fully carbon fibre battened Hydranet
Asymmetric spinnaker - 100sm m on
Furling genoa - Self tacking jib with vertical carbon battens
Tiller - x 2
Electric winch - 2 x Lewmar reversing winches + 3 x Lewmar 2 speed ST winches
Electric head - 3
Heating - Eberspacher
Fresh water maker
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Solar panel - 6 x 80w solar + room for double this
Davits - Carbon - 120kg
This Rapier 550 has been enjoyed by her current owner but work pressures means he is unable to enjoy her to the max and so she is reluctantly for sale, The boat has recently undergone a minor refit and is now ready to move on to her new owner. Broadblue have been using this boat as a demonstrator and there may be an opportunity for a new owner to take advantage of a contribution to running costs if they were prepared to allow access for marketing purposes.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.