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Il trimarano Maserati Multi 70 di Giovanni Soldini

Maserati Multi70:
2018 Challenge

Photo courtesy of Pitsfoto

2018 Program

From Hong Kong to London, retracing the 13.000 miles of the Tea Route

A new record to beat for Maserati Multi70 and Giovanni Soldini: After claiming the records for the United States’ “Gold Route” from New York to San Francisco and the “Tea Clipper Trade Route” between San Francisco and Shanghai, China, the latest record attempt follows the route of the clipper ships that at the end of the 19th Century transported their cargoes of tea from Hong Kong to London via the Cape of Good Hope.

The current record time, set in 2008 by Frenchman Lionel Lemonchois and his eight-man crew aboard the 100-foot catamaran Gitana 13, is 41 days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds.

Giovanni Soldini aims to attempt the record breaking run in January 2018 aboard the Maserati Multi70 trimaran along with four expert ocean racing sailors: Sébastien Audigane (FRA), Guido Broggi (ITA), Oliver Herrera (ESP) and Alex Pella (ESP).

13,000 miles, 24,000 kilometres non-stop: This is an uncommonly long route for a 70-foot multihull such as Maserati Multi70. To minimise the risk of damage, instead of sailing in foiling mode the boat will be set up in MOD configuration – although the work to develop the boat’s foiling dagger boards continues with the support of the eminent high-performance yacht designer, Guillaume Verdier.

Maserati Multi70 trimaran

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.

Soldini’s crew will use both races to help them develop the Maserati Multi70 trimaran to its full potential as an offshore foiling raceboat.
However, the boat will remain in ‘development mode’ for the first event with a conventional MOD70 foil on the right-hand side and a custom foiling daggerboard on the left. It is planned for the second foiling daggerboard to be fitted in time for the Transpac.

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.
 

Specification

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

Maserati Multi70 - 2018

TEAM

Giovanni Soldini - Skipper Maserati Multi 70
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).

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Guido Broggi - Equipaggio Maserati Multi70

Guido Broggi

ITA
Alex Pella - Equipaggio Maserati Multi70

Alex Pella

SPA
Oliver Herrera - Equipaggio Maserati Multi70

Oliver Herrera

SPA
Sébastien Audigane - Equipaggio Maserati Multi70

Sébastien Audigane

FRA

2018 CHALLENGE

Vista frontale del trimarano Maserati Multi 70

The Hong Kong-London route

When: January, 18th 2018
Distance: 13,000 miles
Route: starts from Hong Kong and finishes in London

2017 CHALLENGES

Stagione 2017: Maserati Multi 70 al RORC Caribbean 600 Race
RORC Caribbean 600

When: February, 20th 2017
Distance: 600 nautical miles
Route: starts and finishes in Antigua

Stagione 2017: Maserati Multi 70 al Transpacific Yacht Race
Transpacific Yacht Race

When: July, 6th 2017
Distance: 2,225 nautical miles
Route: starts from Los Angeles and finishes at Honolulu

2016 CHALLENGES

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

Build and Price

Every Maserati is like a work of art constructed with the care and attention that only the human hand can provide.
Ghibli
Ghibli
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Levante
Quattroporte
Quattroporte
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GranCabrio

Ghibli Diesel

2018
Ghibli Diesel
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2987 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 6.3 sec
Max speed
250 km/h
Max power
275 PS
Traction
RWD

Levante Diesel

2018
Levante Diesel
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2987 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 6.9 sec
Max speed
230 km/h
Max power
275 PS
Traction
AWD

Quattroporte Diesel

2018
Quattroporte Diesel
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2987 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 6.4 sec
Max speed
252 km/h
Max power
275 PS
Traction
RWD

Quattroporte GTS

2018
Quattroporte GTS
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed
310 km/h
Max power
530 PS
Traction
RWD

GranTurismo Sport

2018
GranTurismo Sport
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
4.8 sec
Max speed
299 km/h
Max power
460 PS
Traction
RWD

GranCabrio Sport

2018
GranCabrio Sport
Engine Layout
Displacement
Acceleration
Max speed
Max power
Traction

GranCabrio MC

2018
GranCabrio MC
Engine Layout
Displacement
Acceleration
Max speed
Max power
Traction
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Build and Price

Every Maserati is like a work of art constructed with the care and attention that only the human hand can provide.
Ghibli
Ghibli

Ghibli Diesel

2018
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2987 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 6.3 sec
Max speed
250 km/h
Max power
275 PS
Traction
RWD
Levante
Levante

Levante Diesel

2018
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2987 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 6.9 sec
Max speed
230 km/h
Max power
275 PS
Traction
AWD
Quattroporte
Quattroporte

Quattroporte Diesel

2018
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2987 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 6.4 sec
Max speed
252 km/h
Max power
275 PS
Traction
RWD

Quattroporte GTS

2018
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed
310 km/h
Max power
530 PS
Traction
RWD
GranTurismo
GranTurismo

GranTurismo Sport

2018
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
4.8 sec
Max speed
299 km/h
Max power
460 PS
Traction
RWD
GranCabrio
GranCabrio

GranCabrio Sport

2018
Engine Layout
Displacement
Acceleration
Max speed
Max power
Traction

GranCabrio MC

2018
Engine Layout
Displacement
Acceleration
Max speed
Max power
Traction
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