24 hours in a Maser MC Stradale
A yachtsman needs one thing before he sails across the Atlantic: a Pot Noodle. We have a fast Maserati and the clock is ticking...
Posted: 06 Aug 2012
Cadiz is a city with a long and glorious maritime history. In the posh marina, expensive vessels bob up and down expensively. On the industrial side of the port, hairy-arsed blokes dangle containers off cranes before manoeuvring them onto huge ships. Our svelte Maserati is all at sea here, metaphorically, but its nautical namesake is here because its keel is too big to fit in the marina.
It's a beautiful-looking thing, the Maserati yacht, effectively a floating F1 car, its weight pared right back to deliver maximum attack in the water. There is a galley - of sorts - below deck, but it's made of carbon fibre. I've never seen a carbon-fibre kitchen before. Navigators Boris Herrmann and Brad Van Liew show me round, and explain how they plot the 3,000-mile-plus course.