Press Release


16 Apr 2021

Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini set the Plymouth to La Rochelle record

The Italian Team’s new time is 12 hours, 15 minutes and 21 seconds

Four weeks hunting for records in the Channel for the Italian trimaran

Modena, 16th April 2021 – Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini conquer a new record: 239 miles from Plymouth (UK) to La Rochelle (FR) in 12 hours, 15 minutes and 21 seconds, with an average speed of 26,84 knots. The Italian Team’s time is around 2 hours shorter than the previous record, set by Lloyd Thornburg and Brian Thompson aboard Phaedo3 in 2015, of 14 hours, 5 minutes and 20 seconds.

Maserati Multi 70 set sail from Plymouth yesterday at 14:06:21 UTC (16:06:21 Italian time) and headed towards the north-western end of France, sailing with an average speed over 32-33 knots and reaching peaks of 44 knots. Soldini explains: “Crossing the Channel we were sailing very fast, with 20-25 knots of north-easterly wind, then we arrived to Ouessant and it was great: the passage between the island and the coast is very narrow and we were sailing ‘a cannamorta’ at 35 knots! Afterwards, sailing down along the French coast, the wind was 10-15 degrees narrower than predicted and we slowed down, but we were able to achieve an excellent result, we’re very happy!”

The record is subject to the World Sailing Speed Record Council’s ratification.

For this challenge, Giovanni Soldini sailed aboard Maserati Multi 70 with Giulio Bertelli, Guido Broggi, Carlos Hernandez Robayna, Oliver Herrera Perez and Matteo Soldini.

Another audacious achievement for the new Era of Maserati, in the name of speed and performance, key values of the Brand's strategy.

The record is the result of the collaboration, devoted to innovation, between Maserati and Giovanni Soldini's team. This process of transferring technological know-how from the Maserati Innovation Lab applied to Maserati Multi 70 has created a constantly evolving "laboratory-boat".

The Team is sailing back to their base in Cherbourg (FR), from where they will keep studying the weather conditions for the next few weeks to identify ideal windows to attempt to beat another two records in the English Channel: the Cowes to Dinard (the Channel Record) and the Fastner Original Course record (from Cowes to Plymouth, sailing around the Fastnet Lighthouse, south of Ireland).


Maserati S.p.A.
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars instantly recognisable for their extraordinary personality. With their style, technology and innate exclusivity, they satisfy the most discerning and refined tastes and have always been a point of reference in the global automotive industry. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available in more than seventy international markets. Ambassadors of this heritage are the flagship Quattroporte, the Ghibli sports sedan, now also available in hybrid version as the Trident Brand’s first electrified car, and the Levante, the first SUV made by Maserati, all models characterised by the use of the highest quality materials and exceptional technical solutions. A complete range, including V6 and V8 petrol, 4 cylinder hybrid and V6 diesel powerplants, with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. The range’s prestige was recently even further enhanced by the introduction of the new Trofeo Collection, comprising Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, equipped with the powerful 580 hp V8 engine. The top-of-the-range is the new MC20 super sports car, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies now made available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. Today, the Maserati range is produced at three plants: Ghibli and Quattroporte are built at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP) in Grugliasco (Turin), and Levante at the Mirafiori Plant in Turin. The new MC20 supercar is produced in Modena, at the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant.

For further information:

Anna Angelini – Press & PR Manager Maserati GB–
Jessica Leimanis – Press Officer Maserati GB –


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