Pre Purchase ,sea trials and delivery were carried out on the Rapier 550 carbon construction catamaran. Some of the ideas in the design I like very much,mast controls forward of the saloon. The carbon mast is by Southern Spars and standing rigging is Future Fibers. The helming system I do not like but can be easily replaced with a proper wheel.But hey that’s my preference. What is nice you can helm outside with tillers and all sail controls are at your finger tips. Flush deck hatches would be nice. As to speed and handling ,its very quick. For passage making there is a smart sail handling system where if the yacht becomes overpowered the system dumps the sails and the system is adjustable . Nice touch. Overall a very nice yacht and well built catamaran that will eat up the miles in comfort. Thank you to all involved.