Press Release

Date

6 Mar 2021

Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini set a new multihulls record on the Monaco-Saint Tropez route

Saint Tropez, March 6th 2021 – Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Multi 70’s Team just set a new record on the 48-mile-long Monaco-Saint Tropez route: 2 hours, 25 minutes and 44 seconds. The Team set sail last night from La Spezia for a tour of tests and trainings in the Mediterranean sea, they arrived in Monaco this morning and decided to attempt the record time on the route to Saint Tropez, even though the weather conditions weren’t perfect.

Soldini commented: «We set sail with 18 knots of Easterly wind that gave us a good push at the beginning, then it dropped to 12 knots and it turned to downwind, so we slowed down and we had to gybe many times, sailing for a total of 61 miles. Because of the lighter wind we weren’t able to push Maserati Multi 70 to the fullest, but we had a lot of fun and it was a great test for the boat: now we will continue towards Corsica!»

Aboard the trimaran, Giovanni Soldini sailed with Guido Broggi, Ronan Cointo, Oliver Herrera Perez, Matteo Soldini and Pierre Casiraghi, who already raced many times both aboard VOR70 Maserati and Maserati Multi 70.

The previous Monaco-Saint Tropez record for the monohulls was set on October 20th 1999 by Norse sailor Knut Frostad, the former Volvo Ocean Race CEO. In fact, aboard 32-meter-long Wally Nariida, the skipper sailed the 48 miles in 3 hours, 4 minutes and 44 seconds, with an average speed of 15.65 knots.

In the next days the Italian Team will continue their trainings in the Mediterranean: after sailing around Corsica, they will sail along the Italian coast heading back to La Spezia, to test in all wind conditions and points of sail the trimaran’s improvements, which were developed in almost four months in the shipyard.

Maserati S.p.A.

Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with an amazing personality, immediately recognisable anywhere. With their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a global automotive industry benchmark. 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 on more than seventy markets internationally. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, now also available in hybrid version, the Trident Brand’s first electrified car, and the Levante, the first made by Maserati SUV, all models denoted by use of the choicest materials and technical solutions of superlative excellence. 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 supercar, 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 Grugliasco (Turin) at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP), and Levante at the Mirafiori Plant in Turin. The new MC20 supercar is produced in Modena, at the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant.

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MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Camilla Manzotti – Lifestyle Communication Responsible – camilla.manzotti@maserati.com

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