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Rapido Catamarans RC17 Owners, privat

Rapido Catamarans' 17m (56') Owner's Version, designed by Albatross Marine Design, offers affordable luxury.

Go on, treat yourself!

General Specifications

Below is an abridged list of specifications. For a more detailed list, click here.

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

Download the Specifications (EN, FR) in pdf format

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



  1. Three (3) double cabins 

  2. Three (3) heads with shower

  3. Hot water

  4. Aircon on lower deck and saloon

  5. Galley with Corian counter top, two (2) drawer fridge and top loading freezer, double sink, gas stove top

  6. Water maker

  7. UK alternator instead of gen set

  8. AGM batteries

  9. Chartplotter, depth, AIS 

  10. Stereo 

  11. Antifoul

  12. Shade bimini option for bow seating area

  13. Two stern swim ladders

  14. Fresh water shower on one transom

  15. Fresh water hose outlets (bow and stern)

  16. Davit for dinghy

  17. Anchor and chain

  18. Fenders, mooring lines

  19. Engines: Yanmar, 300hp twin inboard shafts 

  20. Fuel 1000-1500Lt

  21. Water 500lt

  22. Waste water 200–300lt--


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, the stern has been equipped with steps.

There is space for water toys and lots of open, airy (but shaded) space.


There are four distinct areas on the power cat:

  1. Upper deck

  2. Bow seating

  3. Saloon and

  4. Aft deck.


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.


The RC17 has been designed and built to be a practical, robust, easy to operate and maintain cat.


In the owner's version of the RC17 the focus is on excellent, bright, airy, open, living spaces rather than over-sized bedrooms for sleeping.


There are options for either three or four cabins, two or three heads and an extra helm in the saloon.


The RC17 (Owner’s) is a superb social boat for entertaining family, friends and business associates.


The RC17 can cruise at 22–25 knots. 

Propulsion can be diesels, hybrids and / or electric. 


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