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Maserati and
Giovanni Soldini

A vocation for excellence, on land and sea

2016 Program

Pioneering Italian yachtsman Giovanni Soldini will be aboard the Maserati Multi70 trimaran for the 2016 season.
In his sights: the Rolex Middle Sea Race and the RORC Transatlantic Race.

New season. New boat. New challenges.

Giovanni Soldini and his crew will soon be setting sail aboard the cutting-edge Maserati Multi70 trimaran. This new multihull vessel – which replaces the previous monohull – will take the Milanese seafarer and the team across the waves, leading them towards prestigious international competitions such as the Rolex Middle Sea Race, in October, and the RORC Transatlantic Race, in November.
3,000 nautical miles of breathtaking sailing, before the Maserati Multi70 and its crew cross the finishing line in the waters of the Caribbean island of Grenada.

Soldini can count on enthusiastic support from land, too: Maserati is returning as main sponsor, for the fifth consecutive year. As well as Maserati, UnipolSai Assicurazioni is also part of the team, with a greater sponsorship role than last season’s.
Unparalleled Italian clothing will be provied by Ermenegildo Zegna, while Maserati Multi70 will be proudly adorned by Boero Bartolometo S.p.A hull paint and enamels

"Our goal is to be able to sail in open sea and the solution we’ve adopted for Maserati Multi70 means we fly on three points, resting on two weight-bearing surfaces amidships (the centreboard and L-foil), using the aft rudder to stabilise the longitudinal axis. We are the first to prove that it is possible to fly at adrenaline-rush speeds with this set-up. And that includes rough seas." Giovanni Soldini

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Maserati Multi70

Flying on the waves
21.2 metres in length and 16.8 in the beam, the Maserati Multi70 is as glistening and grand as the seas it will brave. Innovative, stunning and blindingly fast, the Multi70 is primed for new ocean challenges.

Three years of clocking up the miles and records on the world’s oceans with Maserati VOR70 have been followed by a new triple-hulled sporting chapter. In 2016, Giovanni Soldini and his team are returning to the international racing scene aboard Maserati Multi70, a new-generation MOD70 ocean-going trimaran that flies across the waves at over 40 knots in an effortless marriage of leading-edge technology, blistering performance, reliability and safety.

Maserati Multi70’s 2016 racing season spans two highlights: the Rolex Middle Sea Race (Malta, October 22) and the RORC Transatlantic Race (Lanzarote, the Canary Islands – Grenada, November 26).

Racing, training and time in the yard will all focus on shaking down and optimising the trimaran aboard which experimentation and technological development will go hand-in-glove.
Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Multi70 team have two stated ambitions for this new adventure: firstly, they will be chasing new sporting challenges to guarantee they continue to raise the technological and performance bar, and secondly, they’ll be using the futuristic 70’ to anticipate innovative solutions that will revolutionise the multihull world.

Stretching 21.2 metres in length and 16.8 in the beam, Maserati Multi70 sports a 29-metre rotating wing mast and displaces 6.3 tons. She also rises up out of the water on her foils and rudders with an unprecedented degree of stability. This reduces her wetted surface area which in turn boosts performance.

Designed by Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost (VPLP) and a former member of the Team Gitana racing stable, Maserati Multi70 has been optimised by French designer Guillaume Verdier for the new challenges that lie in store.


Length overall: 21.2 m
Draft: 4.5 m
Height above waterline: 29 m
Upwind sail area: 210 m²
Beam overall: 16.8 m
Mask Rake: 
Light displacement: 6.3 t
Downwind sail area: 409 m²



Giovanni Soldini

Maserati Multi70 Skipper

Born in Milan on May 16 1966, Giovanni has been sailing since he was a small boy.
He has over 25 years of ocean racing to his credit, including two single-handed round the worlds (he won the Around Alone in 1999 and made history by also rescuing Isabelle Autissier, and finished second overall in the 1995 BOC Challenge), six Québec-Saint Malos (one victory in the monohull category), six Ostars (two victories in the 50’ and 40’ classes), three Transat Jacques Vabres (one victory in the 40’ class) and over 40 ocean crossings.
Soldini also set a slew of records aboard the VOR70 Maserati, not least on the Cadiz-San Salvador route(2012) and the New York-San Francisco Gold Route (13,225 miles in 47 days, 42’and 29”).
He established the new time to beat too on the San Francisco-Shanghai Tea Clipper Route (3,300 miles in 21 days, 19 hours, 32’ and 54”).
In 2016, after an intense three years aboard Maserati VOR70, Soldini and his team embarked on a new adventure with Maserati Multi70, marking a return for the Milanese yachtsman to multihull sailing (he had previously competed in crew races with the 60’ trimaran Tim).


Carlos Hernandez

Maserati Multi70 Bowman

Spaniard Carlos Hernandez is a hugely experienced yachtsman, having first fallen in love with sailing at the age of just 10 in his native Canary Islands.
Between 2006 and 2013, he competed in the RC44, GP42 (Audi Med Cup and Worlds), J-80 dinghy and Snipe classes.
He has also sailed in two Volvo Ocean Races: in 2014-15 aboard the Volvo 65 Mapfre (4th) and in 2011-12 aboard the Volvo 70 Telefonica (4th).
Aboard Maserati VOR70, he sailed in various ocean races not least the Transpacific Yacht Race and Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race as well as the New York-San Francisco record attempt via Capo Horn.


Guido Broggi

Maserati Multi70 Boat Captain

Born in Milan in 1971, Guido is a classic boat enthusiast with thousands of miles of ocean sailing under his belt.
Between 1998 and 2005, he was team lead on the build and sporting preparation of Giovanni Soldini’s Open 60 Fila and trimaran Tim. He also took part in all of the latter’s crewed races: the 1998 New York- Lizard Point North Atlantic record attempt, the 1999 Transat Jacques Vabre two-hander, the Quebec-St Malo in 2002 and 2004, and two Marseille-Tunis record attempts in 2002.
Between 2005 and 2011, Guido oversaw the manufacture of specialist PBO cables (America’s Cup and all special projects) at Gottifredi & Maffioli.
He has served as boat captain aboard Maserati VOR70 since 2011, participating in all her races, and now continues that role aboard Maserati Multi70.



Jean-Baptiste Le Vaillant


Born in Brest, Brittany, in 1961, Jean-Baptiste Le Vaillant founded the Incidences sail loft in La Rochelle. He has worked and sailed with the world’s top skippers (from Loïck and Bruno Peyron to Franck Cammas) and designed the sails for their multis.
His career achievements span a plethora of records, not least the
Newport-Bermuda, the Los Angeles-Honolulu aboard Lending Club in 2015 and La Route de Découverte aboard Spindrift in 2013.
The world ocean record champion in 2009, Jean-Baptiste also spent three years record-breaking and ocean-sailing aboard Banque Popolaire V.



Oliver Herrera Perez

Maserati Multi70 Bowman

Born at Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands in 1987, Spaniard Oliver Herrera Perez began his seafaring career in the Optimist class at the tender age of 9 before progressing to IMS 500, Swan 45 and RC44 racing as an adult.
His many high profile achievements include two podium positions in the IMS 500 and Swan 45 classes in the Copa del Rey (2006 and 2012) and one first in both the J80 Spanish Championship ( in which he raced in 2007, 2010 and 2012) and the J80 World Championships (competed in 2009, 2015).
Already part of the Maserati VOR70 crew, Oliver will continue to compete as bowman aboard Maserati Multi70.


Francesco Maligri

Maserati Media Man

Son of Franco and grandson of Italian offshore sailing icon, Doi, Francesco Malingri has been sailing since he was a youngster.
He has two non-competitive round the worlds to his credit (the first with his family when he was just 13) and a host of ocean crossings (including nine of the Atlantic) in addition to several outings in the Middle Sea Race, Roma per Due, Corsica per Due, the Barcolana and other leading Mediterranean races.
He has been media man aboard Maserati VOR70 since February 2015, during which time he competed as part of the crew in the RORC 600 Antigua Race and helped set the innovative San Francisco-Shanghai Record.



François Robert

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Born in 1967, François Robert began his competitive career aboard Figaro and took part in
two editions of the Mini Transat (1991 and 1995), before being appointed Bruno Peyron’s navigator aboard Commodore Explorer. His love of “la course au large” also saw him flanking Antoine Koch at the start-line for the 2003 Transat Jacques Vabre.
In 1997, he was on the build team for Giovanni Soldini’s 60’ Fila and then, in 2007, worked on the build of the Class 40 Telecom Italia.



Rolex Middle Sea Race

When: October, 22nd 2016
Distance: 608 nautical miles
Route: starts and finishes in Malta

RORC Transatlantic Race

When: November, 26th 2016
Distance: 3,000 nautical miles
Route: starts from Lanzarote and finishes at Grenada

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