The idea behind the FB 80' RECORD (holder of the round Italy, Montecarlo-London and Round Britain record at an average speed of 44 knots - 31 hours) has been to offer to the market a reliable and extremely strong large motor yacht capable of reaching speed of 60 knots with a range of 1000 miles (at full continuous speed), especially for long range search and rescue.
This boat is normally powered by four engines (Caterpillar C32) and is capable of planing with only three engines for maximum reliability in completing a mission.
While the design of the hull is derived from the extensive experience acquired by Fabio Buzzi throughout the years, the styling of the upper-structure was awarded to Paolo Martin.
A carbon molded radar arch positioned in a high pressure location, incorporates a completely separate air intake. In order to reduce noise in the cockpit, the arch is supported on soft rubber cushions. Sophisticated composite materials (Kevlar, Carbon, Epoxy and vinylester resins) are vacuum molded according to FB Duoresin patent to create an incredibly strong hull made to resist the through toughest endurance challenger.