Transatlantic Powerboat

Transatlantic Powerboat


Plymouth, United Kingdom (GB)
Someone on the GoogleEarth forums identifies this as the Destado bought by DML that set a world record on the Plymouth to New York course but I can find no record of such a craft.
Someone on the GoogleEarth forums identifies this as the Destado bought by DML that set a world record on the Plymouth to New York course but I can find no record of such a craft.
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By: kjfitz

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@ 2007-06-02 16:15:13
Destriero

Designed by Donald L. Blount and Associates (DLBA) in conjuction with the French firm CMN, and built by Fincantieri (Italy) in 1989.

She's 67 m long, 13 m wide, 50.000 horsepower, 110 Km/h maximum speed.
IN English thats:
220 ft, 65 knots!!
Winner Blue Ribband - 1992. To do this, she covered the 3,106 miles from New York's Ambrose Point Light to England's Bishop Rock Lighthouse in 55 hours without refueling while averaging 53 knots for the entire trip.

Hull form now being used by Lockheed Martin to fulfill the US Navy's Littoral Combat Ship requirement.

http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/5787-post5.html

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