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Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini are ready for the start of the 50th edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race

Photo credit: Tom Walker

Maserati Multi 70’s Team and Giovanni Soldini are in Los Angeles, ready for the 50th edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race (commonly known as Transpac), which starts tomorrow, Saturday July 13th at 12.30 local time (19.30 UTC, 21.30 Italian time).

This edition of the Transpac attracted 90 entrants, among which there are six multihulls. Alongside Maserati Multi 70 there will be the American MOD 70 Argo, the English MOD 70 PowerPlay and the American 63’ trimaran Paradox. In the multihull category there will also be American catamarans Celestra and Kastor Pollux, respectively 40’ and 42’.

In addition to beating the multihull record, set in 2017 by the American ORMA 60 Mighty Merloe (4 days, 6 hours, 32 mi nutes and 30 seconds), the Italian trimaran and its competitors will race for the Rudy Choi Perpetual Trophy, awarded for the fastest multihull elapsed time.

Maserati Multi 70’s Team, who already participated in the Transpac in 2017, will compete again with the two MOD 70s, which they already challenged many times: American Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll, and English PowerPlay, skippered by Peter Cunningham. The two rival trimarans will sail in classic mode, even though Argo is working to develop a flying system and will race with flying rudders.


Since its first edition, raced in 1906 with only 3 entrants, the Transpac has become more and more important and today it is one of the most awaited and followed racing events.
The historical regatta starts from Pt. Fermin, Los Angeles leaving Catalina Island to port; the finish line, around 2225 miles away, is off Diamond Head, Honolulu, Hawaii.

The weather forecast shows typical conditions for this time of the year: «The first hours after the start will be the hardest» Giovanni Soldini explains, «there will be a wind hole but we will try to make our stand. Later, for around twelve hours, we will sail broad reach with a nice 20-25 wind. After that the wind will start to get lighter and turn to tailwind.

We will have to try to stay in the best wind possible and, at the same time, sail around the high pressure».

Maserati Multi 70’s Team is continuing its research and testing in order to optimize the trimaran’s flying performance. Giovanni Soldini explains: «During the last race, the CA 500, we carried out some tests that helped us further improve the rudders’ system. We already tried it out on the water and it seems to work really well. Maserati Multi 70 is in good shape and we’re excited!».

For this edition of the Transpac, skipper Giovanni Soldini will be joined aboard Maserati Multi 70 by a crew of 7 expert sailors:
  • Alberto Bona (IT) – he has been passionate about sailing since his youth, he raced in several classes, including Mini 6.50s and Class 40s. He has many miles of sailing experience, two single-handed Atlantic crossings and 8 victories in the Mini 6.50 class. He already sailed many miles aboard the Italian trimaran during deliveries, and this edition of the Transpac will be his first race aboard Maserati Multi 70.
     
  • Guido Broggi (IT), mainsail trimmer - he is Maserati Multi 70’s boat captain and has thousands of miles of ocean sailing under his belt. He has been working alongside Giovanni Soldini for many years, since he was team leader in the building and in the racing preparation of 60’ Fila in 1998. He was part of Maserati Multi 70’s crew for the Tea Route record from Hong Kong to London and, in 2019, for the RORC Caribbean 600 and the CA 500.
     
  • Carlos Hernandez Robayna (ESP), trimmer – he has many years of sailing experience and has raced in various classes. He has sailed alongside Giovanni Soldini in several regattas and ocean crossings, among which the Transpacific Yacht Race and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Aboard Maserati Multi 70, he participated, in 2018, in the Rolex Middle Sea Race and in the RORC Transatlantic Race and, in 2019, in the RORC Caribbean 600.
     
  • Oliver Herrera Perez (ESP), bowman – throughout his career he raced aboard Ims 500s, Swan 45s and Rc44s. He was previously part of VOR 70 Maserati’s crew and now he continues to race as bowman aboard Maserati Multi 70. He crewed for Giovanni Soldini during the Tea Route record and, in 2019, for the RORC Caribbean 600 and the CA 500.§
     
  • François Robert (FRA), pitman – he participated in many races, among which two Mini Transat and one Transat Jacques Vabre. He was part of the building Team for Giovanni Soldini’s 60’ Fila and Class 40 Telecom Italia. Aboard the Italian trimaran he participated in the latest edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race and the RORC Transatlantic Race and, in 2019, in the CA 500.
     
  • Matteo Soldini (IT), grinder and trimmer – he has been part of the Maserati Multi 70 project since its start and has participated in many offshore races. He was part of the trimaran’s crew for the latest Rolex Middle Sea Race, the RORC Transatlantic Race, the RORC Caribbean 600 and the CA 500.

Build and Price

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Ghibli
Ghibli
Levante
Levante
Quattroporte
Quattroporte
GranTurismo
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Ghibli

2019
Ghibli
Starting from SR 328,500
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.5 sec
Max speed
267 km/h
Max power
350 HP
Traction
RWD

Ghibli S

2019
Ghibli S
Starting from SR 374,000
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
4.9 sec
Max speed
286 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
RWD

Ghibli S Q4

2019
Ghibli S Q4
Starting from SR 384,500
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
4.7 sec
Max speed
286 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
AWD

Levante

2019
Levante
Starting from SR 358,500
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
6.0 sec
Max speed
251 km/h
Max power
350 HP
Traction
AWD

Levante S

2019
Levante S
Starting from SR 411,500
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.2 sec
Max speed
264 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
AWD

Levante GTS

2019
Levante GTS
Starting from SR 526,000
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
4.2 sec
Max speed
292 km/h
Max power
550 HP
Traction
AWD

Levante TROFEO

2019
Levante TROFEO
Starting from SR 660,000
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
3.9 sec
Max speed
304 km/h
Max power
590 HP
Traction
AWD

Quattroporte

2019
Quattroporte
Starting from SR 430,500
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.5 sec
Max speed
270 km/h
Max power
350 HP
Traction
RWD

Quattroporte S

2019
Quattroporte S
Starting from SR 485,000
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.0 sec
Max speed
288 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
RWD

Quattroporte S Q4

2019
Quattroporte S Q4
Starting from SR 508,500
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
4.8 sec
Max speed
288 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
AWD

Quattroporte GTS

2019
Quattroporte GTS
Starting from SR 636,500
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
4.7 sec
Max speed
310 km/h
Max power
530 HP
Traction
RWD

GranTurismo Sport

2019
GranTurismo Sport
Starting from SR 506,500
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
4.8 sec
Max speed
299 km/h
Max power
460 HP
Traction
RWD

GranTurismo MC

2019
GranTurismo MC
Starting from SR 587,000
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
4.7 sec
Max speed
301 km/h
Max power
460 HP
Traction
RWD

GranCabrio Sport

2019
GranCabrio Sport
Starting from SR 568,500
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
5.0 sec
Max speed
288 km/h
Max power
460 HP
Traction
RWD

GranCabrio MC

2019
GranCabrio MC
Starting from SR 621,500
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
4.9 sec
Max speed
291 km/h
Max power
460 HP
Traction
RWD
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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

2019
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.5 sec
Max speed
267 km/h
Max power
350 HP
Traction
RWD
Starting from SR 328,500

Ghibli S

2019
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
4.9 sec
Max speed
286 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
RWD
Starting from SR 374,000

Ghibli S Q4

2019
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
4.7 sec
Max speed
286 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
AWD
Starting from SR 384,500
Levante
Levante

Levante

2019
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
6.0 sec
Max speed
251 km/h
Max power
350 HP
Traction
AWD
Starting from SR 358,500

Levante S

2019
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.2 sec
Max speed
264 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
AWD
Starting from SR 411,500

Levante GTS

2019
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
4.2 sec
Max speed
292 km/h
Max power
550 HP
Traction
AWD
Starting from SR 526,000

Levante TROFEO

2019
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
3.9 sec
Max speed
304 km/h
Max power
590 HP
Traction
AWD
Starting from SR 660,000
Quattroporte
Quattroporte

Quattroporte

2019
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.5 sec
Max speed
270 km/h
Max power
350 HP
Traction
RWD
Starting from SR 430,500

Quattroporte S

2019
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.0 sec
Max speed
288 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
RWD
Starting from SR 485,000

Quattroporte S Q4

2019
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
4.8 sec
Max speed
288 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
AWD
Starting from SR 508,500

Quattroporte GTS

2019
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
4.7 sec
Max speed
310 km/h
Max power
530 HP
Traction
RWD
Starting from SR 636,500
GranTurismo
GranTurismo

GranTurismo Sport

2019
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
4.8 sec
Max speed
299 km/h
Max power
460 HP
Traction
RWD
Starting from SR 506,500

GranTurismo MC

2019
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
4.7 sec
Max speed
301 km/h
Max power
460 HP
Traction
RWD
Starting from SR 587,000
GranCabrio
GranCabrio

GranCabrio Sport

2019
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
5.0 sec
Max speed
288 km/h
Max power
460 HP
Traction
RWD
Starting from SR 568,500

GranCabrio MC

2019
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
4.9 sec
Max speed
291 km/h
Max power
460 HP
Traction
RWD
Starting from SR 621,500
Please enter a Configuration Code.
Open an existing configuration.
Access to your own Maserati using your unique configuration ID.
You'll find your Maserati configuration ID on your personal email or within the PDF printed summary