Rapier 550 Catamaran

Rapier 550 Cat

Asking Price 2,500,000
Year Built NEW
Hull Number TBA
Location Portsmouth
LOA 16.75M 54’94”
Beam 8.0M
Draught 1.3M
Displacement 9,800 kgs light ship
Ballast n/a
 
CONSTRUCTION
 
Hull: The structure of the Rapier 550 is of a modern
lightweight construction using the using the
latest resin infusion processes and combines
high strength Epoxy resin systems throughout
the entire structure with a combination of E
glass, Kevlar and carbon laminate stiffened by
PVC cores to produce an exceptionally strong
and light structure optimised for performance
sailing.
 
Keel  The skeg keels of the R550 are separately
  moulded and bonded to the hull structure
Decks: Side decks are moulded with non-slip integral
to the construction (aft sections can have
optional teak/teak-alike surface).
 
 
 
CLASSIFICATION
 
MCA: Cading for MCA or equivalent commercial
charter use at additional cost
 
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed: In excess of 18 knots
Cruising speed: 10-14 knots
 
RIGGING
 
Rig: Hall Spars or similar Carbon, cabin top stepped
Masts: Carbon
Spreaders: Carbon
Boom/s: Aluminium
Reefing system: Slab reefing lead to helm
 
 
 
SAILS
 
Sails by: North
Foresails: Spectra self-tacking
Mainsail: Spectra cruising square top with full batten and
track
Winches: 2 x Lewmar rewinding winches and separate
Lewmar electric winch
 
KEEL
 
Type: See specification for options
 
MACHINERY
 
Engines: Twin four cylinder diesel engines
Generators: Sound shield and in port aft hull engine room
 
STEERING & PROPULSION
 
Steering: Hydraulic and manual
Propellers: Folding
 
AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
 
Water maker: Optional
Fuel separator: RACOR
Air-conditioning: Optional reverse cycle and standard diesel heating system with
Special attention to ensuring low sound
transmission
Toilet system: Electric flush with black water tanks
Boilers: Hot water form either engine or calorifier 
system
 
TANKAGE (approximate)
 
Fuel: 300 l
Fresh water: 500 l
Grey water: Two tanks
Black water: Two tanks
 
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
 
Voltage: 12V service system
Frequency: 50 Hz
Shore power: 32 amp
Inverter: Optional 3 kw
Batteries: 800 A/Ah
 
NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
 
Magnetic compass: 2
Log: Raymarine
Depth sounder: Raymarine 
Autopilot: Raymarine Evolution Ai™
Radar: Raymarine WiFi
Electronic chart system: Raymarine gS Powered by LightHouse II
with IPad connection
GPS: DGPS
Instrumentation system
(wind speed & direction): Raymarine i40 and i70 sailing system with
repeaters
 
COMMUNICATION AND SATELLITE EQUIPMENT
 
Inmarsat: Option
Navtex: Raymarine
AIS: Raymarine AIS650 Transceiver and Raymarine
AIS350 Receiver
Broadband Internet Option
GSM: Option
VHF: Raymarine
VHF hand held radio: Raymarine
 
ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT
 
TV/ DVD: Saloon and owners cabin
Satellite: Option
Music system: Ipad system
 
 
 
DOMESTIC APPLIANCES, EQUIPMENT AND LAUNDRY 
 
Refrigerator: 12V with keel cooler
Freezer: Vertical or drawer option
Oven: Gas
Stove: 4 burner
Microwave: 240 volt
Icemaker: 12v
Dishwasher: Option
Washing machine: Option
Dryer: Option
 
ACCOMMODATION 6 guests in 3 staterooms 
 
Saloon
Saloon dining area 
Seating/ dining area for eight people with stowage under built in seating 
Wood finish dining table to match Owner’s choice 
Motorised lift for integral entertainment system inc TV with DVD function 
Led blue courtesy lighting at floor level 
 
Saloon lounge area 
Comfortable lounging sofa with storage underneath 
Coffee table made in carbon and wood finish to match saloon table 
Portable settee fills in to create a double berth or U shape seating 
Led blue floor level courtesy lighting 
Led lighting above 
 
Saloon general 
Two permanent tinted toughened glass sky lights on saloon roof with carbon fibre centre mullion 
Saloon sliding doors toughened tinted glass framework finished in black. 
Side windows opening with toughened tinted glass framework finished in black 
Led blue floor level courtesy lighting 
Large electric sliding composite sun roof 
Gas detector with alarm and shut off solenoid valve 
Head lining panels and trim 
Choice of floor finishes 
All windows tinted, tint level can be increased if required 
 
Master Stateroom
Port cabin 
King Size double berth 2.00m x 1.50m with 125mm thick high quality foam mattress 
Storage underneath bunk 
Large hanging lockers 
Berth side storage unit 
Reading lights 
LED overhead lighting 
Escape hatch under steps 
Steps to saloon 
Soles face in low maintenance finish 
Wooden finish office / vanity desk area amidships to match Owner’s choice of woodwork 
Toughened glass fixed port lights to outboard hull side with blinds 
Over head Lewmar flush hatch with blinds 
Text
 
Owner’s heads and shower room 
Moulded sink units with hot and cold mixer tap 
Shelving unit with shelves and mirror door 
Electric Jabsco silent flush light marine WC. With holding tank pump out to sea (75litres) and monitoring. 
Fixed glass port light to outboard hull side 
Over head Lewmar ventilation hatch and blind 
 
Shower compartment 
Mixer tap with luxury shower head and electric sump pump 
Overhead flush Lewmar deck hatch and blind 
Lighting 
Shower screen door 
Low maintenance flooring with access to sump pump 
 
Starboard Hull 
Starboard Aft Cabin 
Opening Lewmar rear hatch and blind rear of berth 
Large double berth with 10cm thick high quality mattress 
Removable access panel to systems space 
Double door hanging locker with additional locker space below 
Reading lights 
Seat with shoe locker 
Additional storage lockers and liners 
Steps to saloon 
Roller shutter door to saloon 
 
Shared Starboard hull heads and shower (twin heads option available) 
Moulded basin area c/w hot and cold mixer tap with pull-out faucet / shower head stone effect moulded shower base with sump and pump 
Shelving unit with mirrored door 
Electric Jabsco light flush Marine W.C. 
Holding tank c/w electric pump out to sea (50litres) 
Tank monitoring alarm 
Towel ring and wet room accessories 
Fixed glass Port light to outboard hull side 
Flush over head hatches and blinds 
Shower screen door 
 
Starboard Forward 
2m x 1.4m Queen sized double bed with high quality mattress 
Double door hanging locker 
Overhead hatch with blind 
Port light to outboard hull side 
Chrome berth spot/reading lights 
Seat with shoe locker 
Storage lockers and liners 
Steps to saloon 
Roller shutter companionway door to saloon 
Escape hatch 
Electric head with Corian sink top and option teak effect flooring
 
DECK ARRANGEMENT
Central, internal sail control system
 
DECK EQUIPMENT
 
Anchors & chain: TBA
Cranes: Davit arrangement in space between both hulls
Windlass: 2000W with remote
Passarelle: Carbon
Bathing ladder: Stainless steel
Bimini top: Not required
Cleats: Pop up stainless steel
 
TENDER AND TOYS
 
Tenders: Optional GRP or aluminium rib with outboard
 
SAFETY & SECURITY
 
EPIRB: Yes
Life rafts: 8 person raft
Life jackets: 8 adult with 2 childs
Fire–fighting equipment: Fire extinguishers in each cabin and auto
systems in both engine compartments
Ship alarms: Bespoke active sailing alarm system
Bilge & fire pumps: Auto, manual and crash pumps
Security cameras: Yes
Ships safes: Yes
 
COMMENTS
 
A new look at fast cruising, the 550 brings together an incredible combination of high performance, high specification and radical new design.  The 550 is a new generation of innovation, beautiful, high performance catamarans with a true racing heritage, giving class-leading performance.  Intelligent electronics, navigation and radically simple innovation sail handling will be standard, as will the creative contemporary, luxury interiors. 
 
The photos are of the prototype Rapier 550 which is available for viewing and sail trials based on the South Coast UK. The shipyard is also developing a 65, 85 and 100 foot versions and initial drawings are available.
 
What makes the rapier catamaran so different? 
 
Essentially the two main unique features allow one person to sail and manage all deck controls from the interior helm position. Whether the yacht is being used in inclement waters to enjoy early or late season yachting or simply to keep out of the sun, the unique design offers unparalleled access to sail the yacht form the helm position. The main saloon is designed to provide either a totally enclosed space or, with the provision of very large opening aft doors, side windows and roof hatches, the option of interior living, outside. 
 
The Rapier 550 can be sailed form a steering position in the comfort of a bespoke leather chair or vie port and starboard carbon tillers if you prefer to sail with the wind in your hair.
 
There is also an option of a flybridge arrangement on the larger versions if desired but we believe this may not be required when you experience the ability for this yacht to transform form a safe, totally enclosed space to an alfresco area to enjoy the elements as you desire.
 
MOCRA rating @ 10T =1.228 
MOCRA rating @ 12T =1.162
 

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. This specification/inventory will only form part of the contract when attached to a bona fide sales contract that has been signed and agreed by both seller and buyer.

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