Italian Guardia di Finanza select Raymarine

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Photo courtesy courtesy FB DesignCarlo Borlenghi 2

Nine new vessels designed by race boat driver and designer Fabio Buzzi and fully equipped with Raymarine electronics, have been delivered to the Guardia di Finanza, the militarized customs and border patrol service responsible for preventing financial crime and smuggling in Italy.

The nine boats were officially handed over to the Guardia di Finanza at a ceremony attended by the Italian Minister of the Interior Roberto Maroni.
 
FB Design utilises Fabio Buzzi’s expertise to create high speed patrol boats.  The sleek design with deep v hull shape and enclosed cockpit enables operating speeds of up to 58 knots. The nine boats comprise four FB38 (38 foot; 11.5 m) models with extended cockpit, four FB38 with smaller cockpit and enlarged forward deck area, and one FB43 43 foot; 13.10m).  Each boat has been fitted with an integrated suite of Raymarine electronics, with a large colour multi function display showing radar, GPS, digital sonar and chart data.
 
Eight of the boats will be used by the Guardia di Finanza for surveillance of the major lakes in Northern Italy.  The largest vessel, the FB43, is to be used for protection services at the Presidential Residence of Castelporziano, a palace located just 25 kms from Rome.
 
"We are proud that all these boats have been fitted with Raymarine electronics,” said Alberto Monfrini of Raymarine Italia SpA. “In particular FB Design and Guardia di Finanza have chosen Raymarine for their reliability and user friendliness, considering that these boats will be used intensively and sometimes at over speeds exceeding 50 knots in their professional duties.”
Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Patrol Boats

House Subcommittee Hearing Highlights “Dismal State” of U.S. Icebreaking Capability

At the July 23, 2014, hearing of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on “Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic” the committee chairman, Rep.

Volvo Penta Diesel Sterndrives for Metal Shark Patrol Boats

Metal Shark now offers Volvo Penta diesel sterndrives in its 29 Defiant patrol boats for customers requiring optimum performance, durability and maneuverability.

Andrew Weir to Support UK Navy in Antarctica

Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd. announced that it has been awarded the contract for the support and maintenance of HMS Protector (A173), following a competitive tendering process.

Marine Equipment

Eliminating Cat Fines to Marine Diesel Engines

One can assume that P&I Clubs and shipowners would be very interested in preventing catastrophic Cat Fines damage to diesel engines. Cat Fines have been damaging

Westermeerwind Wind Farm Construction Begins

Mammoet announced today that Westermeerwind BV has reached financial close on July 25 for the turnkey construction of the Westermeerwind wind farm in Ijsselmeer,

HydroComp to Hold Propeller 'Mini-Workshop'

A special version of HydroComp's intensive Propeller Workshops will be brought to Tampa before the start of IBEX 2014.   The Mini-Workshop is a special version

Vessels

MOL Commended with Quality Ship Awards

MOL Commended for ‘FY2013 Best Quality Ship Award’; MOL president Koichi Muto meets with captain and chief engineer, exchanging views and working to establish a more solid safe operation system.

Farstad Offshore Vessel Squadron Chartered Out

Farstad Shipping ASA reports the following charter contracts, with a total value (including options) of approximately NOK 1.75-billion, as follows: Inpex has awarded

Better Operational News from Fugro

Fugro says that (an as yet unidentified vessel) recently affected by a fire is back in operation. The total time out of operation amounted to seven weeks. Secondly,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1569 sec (6 req/sec)