Tthe vision of creating one of a kind r.i.b,the knowledge of naval architecture and the experience from the 4 times championship of open sea races in Greece, made TAKIS SAMARTZIS to decide creating a new company . TROPIDA. The word “tropida” is coming from his Greek ancient legacy, meaning the keel of a boat.
Working together again with Adam Younger, famous hull designer, improved the convex type, the two vented steps and double chine effect hull, added the hardnose at the bow, the build-in tubes at the stern, the innovative and unique TWIN BOW STEPS and ANTIDIVE SYSTEM at the bow .
At the deck,he designed the original center console with the single distiguished seats at the front of the console, the panoramic dashboard, the new anatomic helm seats, the electrohydraulic T-Top, the diamont wet bar, the U shape sofa with the folding bucket seats, and so many other inovations, made TROPIDA’s ribs EXTRAORDINARY .
The excellent design, granted by the trophy of IRON A’ DESIGN AWARD AND COMPETITION 2019 for YACHT & VESSEL DESIGN from the INTERNATIONAL DESIGN ACADEMY in COMO, ITALY for the exceptional COSMIC39 rib.
TROPIDA’s philosophy is to create extra ordinary r.i. boats combining sport and unique design with comfort, handmade strong built with luxury and easy and friendly use with top performances.
MISSION & VALUES
- To create leisure boats with excellent design
- The safety at sea
- The comfort
- The quality of constuction
- RESPECT the sea
- RESPECT the client
DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION
ORIGINAL DESIGNS AND BOAT
The company creates models from its own original designs. Manufactures and implements their plugs and molds. The construction of the object requires a lot of research. Epoxy and vinyl ester resins,gel coats that withstand the harsh conditions of the sea,carbon fibers, extend the life of the boat.
Adopting the deep V in the bow,the technology of ventilated steps, the double chine and convex sections, the hulls of TROPIDA manage to be extremely soft in choppy seas, stable, always sailing in line and keeping the deck and passengers dry under all the conditions.
The BOW STEPS and ANTIDIVE SYSTEM on the bow, a unique innovation of TROPIDA’s boats, provide safety for the passengers on board , as they prevent the bow “nailing”into the sea,and keep the deck dry all the time.
The state-of-art design, the harmonious lines and the aerodynamic shapes compose very beautiful aesthetic sets that will remain at the top of aesthetics for many years.
TROPIDA’s boats are different and stand out. The main feature of the deck design is the center console. Aerodynamic, simple, and practical. There are two comfortable seats on the console lid. The dashboard is designed to make it easier for the pilot to inspect all the instruments at a glance. The sofa is deep and gives the feeling of security as it embraces the passengers. All boats are designed for very high performance with the least possible resistance.
COMFORT & ERGONOMY
A prerequisite for an offshore and high performance boat is for its passengers to sit properly, with good support that will ensure their safety and comfort, while at the same time they should feel INSIDE the boat and not on it, as is often the case with many rib. At the same time there must be the appropriate amenities when the boat is stopped, for the needs of a comfortable stay in it. For this purpose in our boats you will find large storage spaces, sunbathing areas, plenty of free spaces, large water tank and autonomy of gasoline, refrigerator, toilet, USB for mobile charging, shower and other amenities that make the stay pleasant and comfortable in this. These parameters are taken seriously in the design of our boats.
With highly studied hydrodynamics, the hulls manage to have very little resistance thanks to their ventilated steps, and their special shape with convex areas that give them very high performance (over 70 knots) and with excellent economy, while at the same time they can move very comfortable at low speeds when the weather demands it.
In relevant SAITA tests that have been done you can see the results
PERFORMANCE DATA USEFUL REMARKS
RPM KNOTS LPH LPM SLIP RANGE On Plane 9 Knots@ 2800rpm
3500 24 25 1.04 33% 173nm W.O.T. 6000rpm
4000 36 35.8 0.99 12% 181nm Top Speed 60 Knots
4500 41 42 1.02 11% 176nm Acceleration 0‐30 Knots in 8sec
5000 46 50 1.08 9.8% 166nm Time to plane 2.5 sec
5500 51 72 1.4 9.2% 128nm Best Fuel Efficiency 0.99 lpm @ 4000rpm
6000 60 80 1.33 2.1% 135nm Optimum Range 181nm @ 36Kno
TROPHYS & DISTINCTIONS
With many years of experience in offshore racing and first victories, Takis Samartzis gained the knowledge and experience that led him to design and build fast, sports, sports, safe boats that can be used by everyone.
2000 Τrophy THALASSA 2000
2ος Winner of 4 cylinder 140 ΗΡ
2001 ΟFCΕ. 2001 Τrophy DOLFINE 2001 Ο.FCE.
2ος Winner 150 ΗΡ SPORT Under SEKAPLAS sheeld
2001 Champion open sea , category of 150ΗΡ sport, SECAPLAS PEEY -OFCE
9ος “MEGAS ALEXANDER ” RACE
1oς WINNER OF 135-150ΗΡ SPORT
2001 CORFU OPEN SEA CLUB
OFFSHOR RACE SPORT 3 WINNER 150 ΗΡ
2002 CORFU OFFSHORE SPORT RACE
3ος WINNER 150 ΗΡ
2003 Ο.F.S.Ε DOLFIN 2003
3ος WINNER CLASS 225 ΗΡ
CHAMPIONSHIP P.O.S.F Minoan throphy 2003
2007 1ος RIP CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER UP TO 300ΗΡ
A DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION
IRON TROPHY 2019 FOR YACHT AND VESSEL DESIGN , FROM THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN ACADEMY for the design project of 12 rib COSMIC 39
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
In collaboration with K4 + and ADAM YOUNGER, TROPIDA develops the hulls with innovative elements in cruising safety, economy, performance and comfort and a new MEGARIB is already being prepared that will incorporate all this know-how.