Valentino Rossi is enjoying an interesting start to his new year. A few days ago he was wearing team Petronas colours for the first time, while now he’s taking delivery of a new yacht to use for his 2021 holidays.

The Mochi Craft raises its anchor


Italian publication "Il Resto del Carlino" has reported the sale of Vale’s old yacht, the Mochi Craft, claiming that it is bound for France. It appears that the Italian has sold his craft, purchased roughly 15 years ago and aboard which he has enjoyed some dream holidays with girlfriend Francesca Sofia Novello, to a French collector. But is that a yacht collector or a VR46 memorabilia collector?

Valentino Rossi all set for the Gulf 12 Hours

The latest purchase


In any case, when one yacht departs, another must arrive, and it appears Rossi’s new purchase is a 'Pershing' which, according to “Il Resto del Carlino" was ordered at the Mondolfo shipyard, part of the Ferretti group.

This would be Vale’s third yacht, after Titilla and Titilla II with which the nine-time champ has, over the years, enjoyed some well-deserved relaxation time with his girlfriend and friends, far from his many fans and prying eyes.

Translated by Heather Watson

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