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Maserati Multi70: into the water, ready to fly

Giovanni Soldini prepares for the upcoming racing season while the Maserati Multi70 is on the water at Lorient in her sleek new livery. Atlantic testing to begin in the coming days.

Maserati Multi70 is back on the water at the team’s base at Lorient in Brittany. Looking absolutely pristine, the futuristic trimaran, which stretches 21.2m in length and 16.8m in the beam, is primed for the new ocean challenges Giovanni Soldini has planned for her and his crew.

Designed by the VPLP (Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost) studio and optimised by Team Gitana in collaboration with Guillaume Verdier, Maserati Multi70 is a genuinely innovative and experimental craft that represents a new frontier in sailing. Her most striking characteristic is her ability to rise off the water on her foils and T-foil rudders, drastically reducing her wet surface and thus boosting her performance. 
The main optimisation modifications were to her rudders which now sport T-foils with adjustable flaps, and, particularly, her third generation foils, which were completely redesigned by Verdier and promise huge untapped potential.

“Maserati Multi70 is back in the water at last!” Giovanni Soldini told us from Lorient. “She is a stunning-looking boat after her facelift last month. Before she went into the yard, we managed to do a few day spins on flat water with Team Gitana in April - she felt absolutely fantastic and made supersonic speeds back then. The time has come now to sail her in open sea with ocean waves. It’s a very delicate stage that will help us get a handle on the difficulties involved in flying on foils in a moderate sea, which will be a very interesting challenge for us. I can’t wait to tackle it!”

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