• 27-SEP-2018

  • Turin

FPT INDUSTRIAL SETS ANOTHER POWERBOAT RECORD WITH ALLBLACK RACING TEAM

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FPT Industrial keeps breaking records. The last one was also set on water, this time by the AllBlack Racing Powerboat Team, which has been a longstanding partner of FPT Industrial.

The record was set at the end of June, when the AllBlack Racing team completed the Cork-Fastnet-Cork route in two hours, six minutes and 47 seconds (average speed 62.75 mph / 100.99 km/h), in moderate to rough Atlantic conditions. The new record was ratified on August 29 by the UIM, Union Internationale Motonautique. The Irish Powerboat Club have commissioned the "FPT Allblack trophy" in the event the record is broken in the future, until then, the trophy will be kept at the world’s oldest Yacht Club: The Royal Cork Yacht Club.
 
The record was achieved by the AllBlack SL44 powerboat, powered by two FPT Industrial N67 560 hp engines. The engines have a 6.7-liter displacement, four valves per cylinder and a maximum power of 560 hp. This achievement cements the long-term partnership between FPT Industrial and the AllBlack Racing team, and adds another prize to team’s collection. The team already holds another world record, for the round Ireland route, and won the British National Champion 2nd class C in 2017. In 2017, they also won the King George Sailors  Seahorse Trophy and the Hamed Buhaleba Trophy for the fastest overseas boat, a title previously held by Fabio Buzzi. They also placed 2nd in class and 3rd overall in the prestigious Cowes-Torquay-Cowes event in 2017. 
 
Turin, September 27, 2018