Developed from the Ripple range, named the 5.5m Rapid, this twin engine center console design is the next level for the keen fisher or day tripper. It could also be used as a tender to a larger mothership fitted with a crane hoist or heavy duty davits. Built from Duflex panel and epoxy, this design will be light weight comparatively with a strong tensile structure and requiring less horsepower to propel. It is designed with a flat level self-draining deck for safe operation and access to all sides of the boat. The standard configuration includes a stylish composite Targa hardtop covering the helm. Powered with 25 to 30hp twin outboards this deign will be easily driven with it's excellent power to weight ratio. There is storage aplenty either below the helm seat, console or front locker below the foredeck. There is further storage below the wet-deck with fuel tanks here too. These areas are accessed through self-draining flush mounted deck hatches in the floor.
The build process is the same as the Ripple range, starting with an interlocking MDF build frame to form the hull over. If building from the DIY plans, all dimensions are supplied for you to cut yourself or to fast-track the project, the kit packages are pre-cut for quick assembly times requiring less technical ability. As with the Ripple range, there are various choice in material including plywood, plain foam and Duflex panel in either foam or balsa core.
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