The Rapier 550 is built using Carbon and E-glass fibre Infused epoxy making it light and fast but with good looks and a proven cruising speed of up to 15 knots, In a recent transatlantic crossing this model proved it has the capability of covering over 300 nautical 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. This internal helm position offers safety and control without equal - no need to sit out in an exposed helm position on the transom or sit on the roof. Two fully equipped tiller helm positions are provided outside for days when the weather is not too hot or too cold.
The interior of the Rapier 550 is designed for an owner couple and visiting friends share a safe a exhilarating sail when the weather conditions suit but to always enjoy the the space and comfort of a luxury catamaran under sail or at anchor. The 3 cabin layout of this boat has en-suite facilities together with an enormous open air saloon which can be opened up or closed in as the skipper prefers. The manufacturer welcomes the involvement of the owner in the design of the interior and the whole boat has been designed to allow a maximum of involvement of the buyer.
Underway, the connection between the galley and the saloon means that the crew can enjoy wonderful dining without compromise in complete control and safety.