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Vittoria Shipyard: The Interceptor 43′ at “Seafuture” in La Spezia

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image006 (29)Vittoria Shipyard, which specialises in the construction of paramilitary, commercial and passenger vessels of up to 100 metres, will in 2016 take part for the first time in Seafuture & Maritime Technologies,  which is to be held at the Military Arsenal in La Spezia from 24th to 27th May 2016. The shipyard from Adria will present its Interceptor 43’,  which will be moored at the Pagliari dock, and will be on show to visitors for the duration of the show.

The new vessel is based on the standards of Customs and Border Protection of the US Department of Homeland Security for maritime rescue operations, and prevention of illegal immigration, smuggling and piracy. Designed for military use, when camouflaged the INTERCEPTOR 43’ can hide between the waves, and brings together Italian expertise in planning and boatbuilding with high-performance American motor engineering from the inclusion of Mercury engines.

The prototype, made in vinyl ester resin strengthened with glass fibre, carbon and Kevlar, has an overall length of 14.04 metres, overall beam of 2.81 metres, height of 1.98 metres, and displaces 9.93 tonnesfully laden. This size allows a crew of 6 to be housed on board. Research work done in developing the hull and her special “step” structure means the ship can combine high speeds with excellent seaworthiness, all in complete safety.

The ship is powered by 4, latest model, outboard MERCURY VERADO engines which can develop a total of 1200 horse power. The choice of this kind of outboard propulsion allows simplicity and running economies to be combined with efficiency and high performance both in terms of top speed and acceleration. The SmartCraft® Digital Throttle Shift (DTS) control system also allows ultra-smooth gear changes, with instant response from the accelerator. The Interceptor can reach a top speed of 60 knotsand keep up a cruising speed of 40 knots. Variations in temperature, humidity and altitude don’t cause significant changes in the ship’s performance, ensuring superior torque and acceleration right across the rev range. From acceleration to top speed, with limited fuel consumption.

Vittoria Shipyard doesn’t just produce ships but also maritime technology, and will present – together with Engynya Srl – Vittoria Maintenance,  which is integral management software for all the devices on board ship, and which deals with their maintenance and diagnosis, and is a sign of the attention that the Vittoria shipyard has always paid to the aftermarket. The presentation will take place at the stand shared by AIAD (the federation that brings together aerospace, defence and security companies) and ICE (Italian Trade Commission). Thursday 26th May, at 11:45.


  • Length overall                                                             14.04 m
  • Moulded length                                                           13.22 m
  • Beam overall                                                                   2.81 m
  • Height                                                                              1.98 m
  • Draught                                                                           0.91 m
  • Crew                                                                                   3 + 3
  • Maximum speed                                                             60 knots
  • Cruising speed                                                                40 knots
  • Range at economic speed (sea force 3)                 364 nm (674.128 km)
  • Fuel tank                                                                           2 x 1000 litres
  • Fresh water tank                                                             1 x 140 litres
  • Engines 4x MERCURY VERADO OUTBOARD    4 x 300 hp
  • Fully-laden displacement                                               9.93 tonnes
  • Displacement in normal working conditions          9.44 tonnes
  • Displacement                                                                     7.51 tonnes

Vittoria Shipyard

The company, established in Adria (Rovigo) in 1927 by the Duò family, designs and builds military, paramilitary work and commercialvessels according to the highest quality standards proven by ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems – Requirements), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System), OHSAS 18001 (Safety and Workers’ Health Management System) and ISO 3834-2 (Automatic and Manual Welding) certifications. Since its foundation, Vittoria Shipyard has built more than 860 ships, awarding over time various supplies of vessels for the Italian Coast Guard, Fire Department, Custom Police and Navy. The company also awarded several international tenders for Malta, Cyprus, Libya, Croatia, Slovenia, Tunisia and Romania. The Shipyard recently delivered to the Italian Custom Police the twin offshore patrol vessels Monte Sperone and Monte Cimone, 58 meters long, the largest ships ever built for this unit and current flagships boats.

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