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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 Multi 70, 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.
Stretching 21.2 metres in length and 16.8 in the beam, Maserati Multi 70 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 Multi 70 has been optimised by French designer Guillaume Verdier for the new challenges that lie in store.
Maserati Multi 70’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).
In 2017 Maserati Multi 70 arrived second in the ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 Race, after a high speed match race with the American trimaran Phaedo3.
The last racing season event for 2017 saw Maserati Multi 70 arriving third on the Transpac from Los Angeles to Honolulu, crossing the finish line on July 11th, 2017.
2018 starts with the Tea Route record from Hong Kong to London: Giovanni Soldini sets the new record time to 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 12 seconds.
In October of the same year, Maserati Multi 70 crosses first the finish line of the Rolex Middle Sea Race and, in November, finished first the RORC Transatlantic Race.
In 2019, the Italian trimaran’s racing season started with the RORC Caribbean 600 Race, in February, in which Maserati Multi 70 won Line Honours Multihull. After that, the Team participated in the first edition of the CA 500, in May, and in the 50th edition of the Transpac in July (finishing in third place in both races).
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 Multi 70 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.