After three months in the boatyard in La Trinité-sur-Mer, the trimaran is finally back in the water. During these months, the Team worked to bring Maserati Multi 70 back to its flying asset, as well as to carry out all the necessary maintenance work after many miles of sailing.
The big news is the new rudder system for the side hulls, developed by the designer Guillaume Verdier and Maserati Multi 70’s Team in order to deal with the problems caused by impact with floating objects.
Because of the serious pollution in the sea, the risk of being significantly damaged by impact with debris is very high. The new system, though still a work in progress, represents a great improvement as it decreases the probability of serious damage in these cases.
The rudder blades are attached to a pivot blocked by a hook. In case of shock or impact greater than 1200 kg, the hook is unblocked and the rudder blade is able to turn around the pivot and to move above the hull, to a horizontal position above the water.
This is the first time that such a system has been designed specifically for T-shaped rudders. The development of this innovative system was possible thanks to designer Guillaume Verdier and to Maserati Multi 70’s technicians, who designed and produced parts of the mechanism directly in the boatyard.
“We carried out a few tests on the flying asset and the rudders, we simulated an impact at the speed of 35 knots”, explains Giovanni Soldini. “We are very happy about the new system and we are now working on fine-tuning last adjustments with real loads”.