writes "Given Maserati's reputation for exotic, high-performance Italian sports cars, the idea that it would set a world record isn't very surprising. What is suprising is that the record was set on water, not land. In fact, Maserati has been actively pursuing many world records in a vessel that is about as different from a V8-engined coupe as you can get. It's been sailing the world in search of prowess and prestige in a large, wind-powered monohull.
The self-named Maserati ship's time of 47 days 42 minutes and 29 seconds represents a new monohull world record for navigation of what's known as the Golden Route. The vessel, captained by Giovanni Soldini, negotiated the high seas from New York, traveled southward past the remainder of North and South America, transitioned from Atlantic to Pacific around Cape Horn, and sailed north again to San Francisco."Link to Original Source