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Maxi Yachts

In this Section on Maxi Yachts, you can find general  information relating to specific models that Maxi have produced over the years.  Much of this has come from our members whose boats span virtually the whole range of Maxi’s ever produced.  Models include 33, 34, 77, 85, 95, 100, 130 ketch, 340, 909, 999, 1000, 1050, 1100, 1200, 38+
We spotted this very smart Maxi 68 sailing on the River Stour, just off Harwich.
Additional reference information on many Maxi’s can be found on www.maxisidorna.com

maxi pbo 589firsttwopagesPractical Boat Owner Volume 589 (Summer 2015) contains a comprehensive review written by Peter K Poland of all Pelle Petterson’s Maxi boats, starting with the original Maxi 77 through to the Maxi 1300 and Maxi 1200.  We are extremely grateful to the Editor of PBO and to Peter Poland for granting us permission to reproduce this as a PDF.

To view it, please click here.

Interested in the new Maxi 1200?

Yachting Monthly reviewed it in summer 2015 and you can currently (as at Feb 2016) read it here.

The Maxi 1200 was nominated in the 2015/2016 European Yacht of the Year Luxury Cruiser category along with the Adventure 55, Grand Soleil 46 LC, Oyster 475, and the Sunbeam 40.  Sadly, it was beaten by the Grand Soleil.  Read all about it here.


A flying visit to the Dusseldorf Boat Show by Andy Horwood and Peter Sands


Having heard that the new Maxi 1200 was to be on display at the Dusseldorf Boat Show, Peter and I got talking about whether it was feasible to go out to the show and get a first look for ourselves. After a few drinks following the recent committee meeting, it seemed more and more of a good idea and before we knew it, flights and a hotel were booked for a ‘boys weekend’ away.

An early start on Saturday morning saw us at Heathrow for the 8 o’clock flight to Dusseldorf. Having taken off on time, we were looking forward to a full day at the show; it was then that the announcement came over that Dusseldorf airport had been closed due to snow and there would be a delay of around 45 minutes while they cleared the runway! After about 30 minutes the announcement came to prepare for landing and we began to look forward to the day ahead. No sooner had the wheels been lowered than the plane suddenly accelerated and climbed; more snow on the runway and a further delay. About another 30 minutes passed before it was announced that the runway was still closed and we were diverting the Hannover for more fuel! An hour or so on the ground at Hannover and it was announced that we were off, but as it was now snowing at Hannover the plane would have to be de-iced before take-off. After some rather alarming spraying with de-icer, we took off for the short flight to Dusseldorf. A final delay while they found some steps for the plane and we got off at last, only three hours late!  Continue reading