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Gladding Hearn exceed $60 million.
Designed for a crew of four to six, the company’s car-
Interceptors for Kuwait
Tampa Yacht Manufacturing in Florida is building a series bon-? ber-reinforced, all-composite-construction intercep- tors for Kuwait contain the latest electronics and a range of 29 fast, coastal interceptor-class vessels, 44 feet long, or- dered by the Kuwait. “The contract started in March of this of weaponry. They have Arneson ASD11 surface drives year, and construction began almost immediately,” Tampa and Rolla propellers. Dual MAN R6-800 turbocharged engines, developing total power of 1,600 hp, give these
Yacht’s CEO Robert Stevens said last month. “The ? rst ves- interceptors a speed exceeding 55 knots at full load. The sel was launched, sea-trialed, thoroughly tested by the cus- tomer and accepted in August. We built it in 18 weeks, and surface-piercing design of the Arneson Surface Drives cuts appendage drag by 50 percent, versus conventional sub- each succeeding boat will be completed ? ve weeks apart.”
Seven more vessels are in various stages of completion, merged systems, Stevens said.
With its matched, ? ve-blade, high-ef? ciency nibral Rolla with the ? rst four of them scheduled to head to Kuwait in November, Stevens said. Notably, the contract is with propellers, the interceptors for Kuwait accelerate quickly the Kuwaiti government and is not under U.S. Foreign and have a good payload-to-power ratio. Fast operation
Military Sales. Stevens estimated that its total value might stability is enhanced with trim tabs from Twin Disc Arne- www.marinelink.com
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