Mai Più

Boat Details

Make: IOR Two Ton

Designer: Sparkman & Stephens 

Builder: Cantiere Mariano Craglietto

Year: 1973

Boat Location: Imperia, Italy 

Price: Sold 

Length:  40 ft 8 inch

Beam: 12 ft 6 inch

Draft: 6 ft 9 inch

Hull Material:  Wood, Cold Moulded 


Designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built in 1973 by Italian shipyard, Cantiere Mariano Craglietto, Mai Più, an International Offshore Rule yacht, is on the market for the first time in 40 years. Mai Più is built to the same design as Morning Cloud II, Edward Heath’s winning Admiral's Cup yacht. 

Mai Più is as original as these classic S&S yachts come; very little has changed down below, mahogany varnish and yellow décor true to the 70’s designs is still in place, her hull was repainted in 2019 and new B&G chart plotter fitted.


Currently lying in Imperia, Italy and is ready for her next custodian for either cruising in style or racing alongside other beautiful classic yachts.

History - IOR

First introduced in the early 70s, the IOR (International Offshore Rule) paved the way for a new type of offshore design for racing yachts. The design focused on wide beam on the deck, short waterlines and a high centre of gravity. The IOR has been adopted by a number of classes; Mini ton, ½ ton, 3.4 ton, one ton and two ton.

Olin Stephens, of Sparkman and Stephens, was a principle figure in the development of the IOR class and as such a number of very successful boats from the 70’s were designed by the company. 


Today, many of the older IOR designed yachts can be found cruising with their graceful lines or racing competitively, achieving strong ratings.


Period correct for the 70's, Mai Più has remained very much unchanged since being built, her accommodation is practical but simple. 

The main companion way leads down into the saloon where you will find a table with drop down leaves, seating and two drop down bunk beds on either side. 

To port you will find a well appointed galley which is fitted with a stainless steel gas cooker with three hobs, stainless steel sink and a built in cool box. 

Moving forward you will find a sail/storage area which can be converted into a v-berth if needed.


The aft cabin which has its own access from the aft cockpit has two berths on either side and the head is located here too.

Navigation Equipment

B&G Chart plotter (new 2020) 

B&G Hydra 330 

Garmin VHF 

Deck instruments  

Two deck compasses 

Deck Equipment 


Two headsail winches  

One mainsail winch 

Four Pit winches  

Electric windlass 


Volvo Penta 36Cv (1986)




Aluminium Mast and Boom 

Two spinnaker poles  

Furlex furling system



Set of cruising sails  

Set of racing sails 


Boom Cover 

Over boom cover 

Wheel covers 


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.