The  design group consisting of  Matteo Borsetto (concept and interior) Maurizio Cossutti (hull and deck design) Alessandro Vismara (structure and overall project) is happy to intruduce to you the new OCEAN MAXI 70.

Our idea was to create a boat that would be called a “sailing boat”, and not a “boat with sails”, like many boats that we see in recent years.

While providing safety, ease of handling, quality and speed all at once, sailing such boat also had to give the owner the thrill and sensation of sailing a high-speed  boat while feeling like cruising casually in light conditions.

To achieve the aim described above, our team opted for a light boat in full carbon including hull, structure,  mast, and rigging, a single rudder  to have sensibility, a telescopic keel to go everywhere, manouvre control positions to sail almost single handedly, and an ingenious design to have a bright interior with plenty of sunshine  thus an incredible sensation.


Matteo Borsetto
Maurizio Cossutti
Alessandro Vismara

The Deck

The innovative design featuring 360º-windows and combining curved lines & multifaceted surfaces, is made by  Matteo Borsetto. As well as its slim and elegant looks, this design is also practical as a raised saloon. The best feaure of the design is that one has a panoramic wiew when sitting at any position inside the boat.

Matteo Borsetto has designed the Ocean Maxi 70 with markedly elegant and discreet lines, with faceted edges that create even lighter volumes. The aftwards position of the mast – that derives from the most up-to-date concepts in sail plan design – means that it has been integrated in the coachroof, with obvious advantages both in looks and in interior volumes.

The cockpit is organised in such way that the owner can safely sail anywhere and under any condition with help of only one crew member. The forward section of the cockpit, which is well protected by the sprayhood and bimini, is dedicated to guests. It has a full length table for alfresco dining and entertaining , which is  cosy and protected by surrounding seamless seats and it has an integrated sunbathing area. This layout also provides more interior space.

The  section of the cockpit dedicated to the handling of the yacht accomodates five powered winches, all with different size and speed, positioned close to the two helm stations for better handling.  The curved transom features a large opening bathing platform dedicated to the sun and the sea with areas designed to accommodate cushions and bathing towels. This opening transom also reveals the access to the garage, which can accommodate dinghies of upto 3,40m. with an 20 hp outboard engine.

At the bow, the forepeak is accessed through a large hatchway that leads down to a generous volume dedicated to the crew cabin.


The Architecture

This new design was created to enable the owners live aboard in both summer and winter alike, and in all weather conditions. The Ocean Maxi 70 is a precursor of her new larger sister the Ocean Maxi 80, and these two models constitute a new bluewater line of yachts. The popular size of Ocean Maxi 70 allows for having space for a permanent crew member in minimum length. The design philosophy and parameters follow the same concepts of the new, larger version. The smaller Ocean Maxi 70 has one less cabin  than the larger Ocean Maxi 80, but shares the same saloon in the RS and DS versions developed. In order to give the saloon a feeling of space, the galley can be closed or open. In the open version, one can have a direct view of the deckhouse front window.

The boat’s light displacement hull is powerful and beamy, providing excellent form stability and a nice, smooth motion at sea. Mr Maurizio Cossutti, who designed the hull shape and parameters, especially optimized the prismatic coefficient, for fast all round performance with medium and strong wind ranges within a modern wide stern form.

The steering system includes twin steering wheels in the cockpit, and only one rudder in the water for a positive and easy control with extraordinary sensibility in all circumstances. The light lifting keel provides stability while, at the same time, it can be lifted in small ports and bays.

Ocean Maxi 70 would be a fun boat to own, and sail the waters of the world, and because of her advanced design she would have a long and successful life. She is a modern boat,  but at the same time we have worked hard to preserve her softness and harmony of the classic boat. The same can be said of the aesthetics, her look is new, clean and modern, and not tied up to any short lived fashion. The deck has a modern design, uncluttered surfaces, and straightforward & simple solutions for sail handling, as well as ease of life at sea.

The Interior

Although several various layouts are offered, within certain structural limits the interior can still be customized the way the owner desires.

The day area which remains unchanged, features a five meter long saloon comprising of a raised panoramic living space that has a dining area as well as a galley to the port side. All systems and tanks are positioned underneath the floorboards at the deepest part of the hull, yet are easily accessible. One step down there is a large C-shaped galley, well organised for use under sail. At starboard there is a traditional chart table which also accomodates a wine cooler.

In this  version, after two steps there is the large master cabin forward, followed by heads. There is an emergency door between the owner’s heads and the separate toilet of the crew cabin, which can be used at particular situations when strong winds make it impossible to enter the crew cabin from the foredeck.To the aft there are two twin guest cabins, each with its own heads and separate shower cabcompartment, and a starboard double cabin at starboard. The boat can accomodate two families (8 persons), with the crew having a separate cabin with its own toilet.

The engine room, which is positioned at full height under the gangway steps and separated from generators and other equipment, is ideal for longt cruises. The generator is positioned distant from the cabins in order not to cause disturbance by its noise when running. The finish of the furniture is in burma teak, and the elegant design is well thought out for long cruises.