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Rapido Catamarans' 17m (56') / 19m (62') Commercial Version, designed by Albatross Marine Design, has a multitude of applications to generate strong financial returns for your business.

General Specifications

Specifications below are for the RC17. They can be adapted for an RC19

Length / Longueur                                                                                                         

  • Maximum length / longueur max: 17.62m

  • Length of hull / longueur de coque: 17.14m

  • Length of waterline (at DWL) / Longueur à la flottaison: 17.07m


Beam /Largeur                                                                                                                

  • Maximum beam / largeur max: 6.5m

  • Beam of hull / largeur de coque: 6.48m

  • Beam at waterline (at DWL)* / Largeur à la flottaison: 1.44m

  • Beam of chine*: 1.26m

  • Beam between centres of buoyancy / Largeur totale à la flottaison: 4.85m


Depth / Profondeur                                                                                                       

  • Maximum depth / tirant d’eau: 2.7m

  • Midship depth/ Tirant d’eau centre de carène: 2.69m


Freeboard  / Franc-bord                                                                                              

  • Freeboard forward  (up to hawsehole) Franc bord avant: 1.88m

  • Freeboard midship (up to hawsehole) Franc bord centre de carène: 2.06m

  • Freeboard aft (up to deck level) Franc bord arrière: 1.13m

Draught / Tirant d’eau                                                                                                 

  • Canoe body draught (at DWL) / Tirant d’eau flotteur: 0.89m

  • Minimum draught (at LC) / Tirant d’eau minimum: 0.88m

  • Maximum draught (at LDC)/ Tirant d’eau maximum: 1.25m


Height / hauteur                                                                                                             

  • Air draught (excluding antenna) / Tirant d’air (hors antenne): 6.64m


  • No. - Two

  • Rec. power: 2 x 300-600HP


  • Up to 100

  • Crew: 3


  • 22-25 knots


  • "B" offshore

Download the Specifications (EN, FR) in pdf format

  • To download the specifications in pdf format, dated 3 September 2019, click here.


General Information

The RC17 (Commercial), designed by Albatross Marine Design, has protected props, strengthened hulls for mooring alongside the beach, bow steps for beach access and for those wishing to swim further out from shore, there are stern steps.

To ensure maximum revenue for operators the boat has been designed with maximum versatility in mind. The aft seating, for example, can be built to be modular plug in/out. 

With a focus on costs, the RC17 has been designed and built to be a practical, robust cat which is both easy to operate and maintain.

The RC17 (Commercial) has four separate areas for passenger enjoyment; namely:

  1. Upper deck,

  2. Aft deck

  3. Saloon (can be air-conditioned); and

  4. Bow area. 


These areas give people options to be social or private, an important factor lacking in most designs. One could enclose the aft deck more for all-weather protection if required.

With the versatility of the RC17, market segments include:

  1. Commuter

  2. Day charter (eg islands)

  3. Sunset cruises

  4. Up market lunches and dinners (eg for 5-star resorts with aft deck having tables, sofas etc)

  5. Party / disco boat

  6. Corporate events (incl. team building)

  7. Dive boat

  8. Fishing trips etc.


Propulsion can be diesels or hybrids and electric. 


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