Montecarlo Venezia World Record 2016 official video by the Boat Show

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On Tuesday July 12th, 2016, the crew headed by entrepreneur Fabio Buzzi and composed of Mario Invernizzi, Antonio Binda, Eric Hoorn, Stefano Gibelli, has succeeded in setting the new record between Montecarlo - Roccella Jonica - Venice. The previous record, set by Mario Invernizzi in September 2011 with the "Kerakoll" racing boat was 22 hours 13 minutes and 17 seconds. Five years later, with a time of 22 hours 5 minutes and 42 seconds, the boat FB 60’ (a 18-meter, designed for rescue operations and maritime control with two MTU engines of 1600 hp) produced by the shipyard FB Design…

 


 

FB Design is delivering two FB 38’ STAB SF to Mongla Port Authority in Bangladesh. This boat is already in use with many military corps for patrolling and rescue missions: Italian Coast Guard, Italian Guardia di Finanza, Ecuador’s Coast Guard and Rwanda’s Defence Forces. This version is equipped with two common rail FPT N67 inboard diesel engines with 500hp each, Trimax surface drives, ZF gearbox and a spacious cabin with a watertight door. Inside the cabin there are 2 frontal driving seats for the driver and the radio operator and 10 passenger seats, a small kitchen and a bathroom. The…

 


 

The new FB 60’SF is a new boat in the wide-beam FB Design boats range. Like all the new models, the FB 60’ SF features the Structural Foam® technology, that makes the boat unsinkable and perfect for long search and rescue missions. Long range, very high habitability patrol/rescue unsinkable boat, suitable for weekly sea mission. The wide-beam offers top level living spaces, with 2m in height in under deck spaces, air conditioning in all closed compartments and many different internal layouts: up to 5 cabins, 2+1 bathrooms, compartment for shipwrecked people. Top speed is above 60 knots with two inboard…

 


 

From the beginning of Fabio Buzzi's racing careers to the latest boats and Technologies developed by FB Design...

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Two new 34’ RIB SF were delivered to HM Customs to safely conduct chases and patrols in Gibraltar’s waters. These vessels will form part of the assets of the newly created Marine Unit. One boat, called "HMC SEARCHER", has a cabin with a toilet, a galley, 6 seats and air conditioning system and is suitable for staying at sea for long missions. This model is powered by three Mercury Verado 300 Hp outboard motors for a top speed of over 60 knots. The other boat, called "HMC SEEKER", has an open air top and 6 seats, and is powered by…

 


 

Two new RIB 17’ SF were delivered this summer to the Kazakhstan Police. This is a new boat and the smallest in teh FB Design range.  This small RIb has all the technolgy that all the other bigegr boats have: the inflatable collar divided into 5 separate chambers, the Structural Foam®, the hull, deck and the hardtop mathematically designed and milled by a CAD-CAM system using our own 5-axis milling machine and it features the new Tecno Jockey Seats. The boat offers seating accommodation for a crew of 2 persons and 6 passengers. Crew members sit in tandem in a FB Design designed…

 


 

FB 32' SF is a new multi purpose vessel of three possible sizes: 7m, 8.5m or 10 m. The boat is available with 10 different power plants, diesel or gasoline: outboard engines, water jet drives, stern drives, surface drives or conventional drives. There are 5 possible deck configurations: open, with a central console, long or short cabin and front open space. This boat is usable as riverine combat up to 50kn, open sea operations up to 30kn, work boat of 7m, 8.5m or 10 m, bridge boat, water ambulance, fire-fighting boat or water Taxi. The boat is totally unsinkable in…

 


 

FB Design delivered last summer to the Italian Guardia di Finanza the first FB 52’ SF, a new model in our range of boats that is an evolution of the FB’43 SF, a boat already in use by the Guardia di Finanza. After one year we are now delivering to the Guardia di Finanza two more FB 52’ SF, one will go to Sicily and one to Calabria, and a third one will be delivered this autumn. Each boat is powered with 2 FPT C13 engines with 825hp each, and they have a maximum speed of 50 knots.

 


 

June 2014 FB Design just finished delivering four boats to the Swedish Coastguard: one RIB 39’ SF and three RIB 34’ SF. The RIB 39’ SF is powered with 2 outboard engines with 350 hp each and the maximum speed of the boat is over 60 knots. The three RIB 34’ SF are powered with 2 inboard engines with 370 hp each and the maximum speed of the boat is of 58 knots. All the boats feature the new FB Design seats “Tecno Jockey”, that offer the possibility to adjust both the vertical and longitudinal position of the seat.

 


 

November 2013 The RIB 17’ SF, 5.73m length out all (5.18m length of hull) and 2.3m wide, is made to fill the FB Design boat range. The combined presence of the inflatable collar divided into 5 separate chambers and the Structural Foam® construction makes this GRP boat a safe platform suitable for a small rescue boat, with a very high reserve of buoyancy: neither leaks nor flooding are possible. The inflatable collar is glued to the hull but, as an option, can be installed by means of poltruded guides embedded in the GRP to make it easily interchangeable. The hull,…

 


 

November 2013 Thanks to the EuropeAid program for the modernization of Turkish Customs Administration, FB Design is currently delivering 10 FB 43' SF. The hull is totally mathematically designed and the models of its parts are all realized with a CAD-CAM system thanks to a 5 axis milling machine. The hull structure is designed with five longitudinals frame members and is also filled with closed cells polyurethane foam injected in both mould and counter-mould. The result is a sturdy and unsinkable working platform, quiet when impacting water and very stable at sea. The boats have 2 FPT engines with 500hp…

 


 

July 2013 As a lot of EuropeAid project for the strengthening of the surveillance capacity of the border between Belarus and Ukraine, FB Design delivered 2 RIB 34’ SF to the Belarus Border Police. The boats have a closed heated cabin that protects the crew from the cold weather. This boat is powered by a Mercruiser Diesel - Volkswagen Marine V8 TDI 350 hp engine coupled to a Mercury Bravo XR sterndrive with duo prop and is capable of a maximum speed of 35 knots. The boat is light and suitable for the navigation in shallow waters, as they can…

 


 

«Back in 1994, when I thought I had already achieved everything I could in the worldwide powerboat arena, I felt the desire to write a book: in Planning to Win I talked about my life, my many success stories dating back to 1960, but I also included some amusing sinking episodes, which taught me more about life than all the rest. Some of you might even have read this book, many may have browsed through its pages, but many more will have put it on your bookshelf without even opening it. Nobody, I hope, threw it away! Books should never…

 


 

February 2013 Boating Editor-In-Chief, Kevin Falvey, presented to Fabio Buzzi and Roberto Rizzo the award for the New York-Bermuda Challenge, at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show. Read the full story and watch the official FPT video here: NEW LONG DISTANCE RECORD: NEW YORK-BERMUDA.

 


 

September 28th, 2012 Fabio Buzzi, with Antonio Binda, Maurizio Bulleri, Emilio Riganti and Roberto Rizzo, set a new Bermuda Challenge record on September 28th, with FB Design's new FB 41' SF. The distance of 684 nm was run in 17h 06' at an average speed of 40 knots. The previous record was of 21 hours and 39 minutes set by Chris Fertig and Tyson Garvin August, 2012. More photos and interview on Bernews.com
INTRODUCTION Charles Lindbergh, the great aviator, was unquestionably a reckless fool. In 1927 he was the first one to fly over the Atlantic Ocean alone, from…

 


 

February 2012 The new FB 41' SF has a totally mathematically designed hull and it features all the new technologies of the FB design boats. The main innovative solution is the Structural Foam® technology, already in use on several FB boats, but completely improved in this new model, making the boat an even more stable and unsinkable platform. The engine room and the air intakes are here part of the deck, making the interior surface of the engine room a smooth gelcoat surface, while the integrated air intakes have a filter that separates the water from the air. The boat…

 


 

We thank Professional BoatBuilder and Paul Lazarus for giving our company so much visibility in this month issue of the magazine, writing such a long and datailed article!

 


 

  October 2011 There are 1141 nautical miles between Venice and Montecarlo. Fabio Buzzi had, until recently, the record in 23h 55', with the average of 43 knots. But progress and technology advance, and here we have a new amazing record, this time written by Mario Invernizzi that left Montecarlo on Sunday morning September 25th and arrived in Venice after 22h 13' 17” with an average speed of 51.346 knots. Mario Invernizzi's engines are two FPT Cursor 90, 6 cylinders 9 litres with 650 HP and Common Rail injection. This is the sensational side: to beat a world record by 4…

 


 

Last Modified: 19 February 2017