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Boat, 43' Fast Coastal Interceptor (FCI)

Nov. 26, 2019
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43-Foot Fast Coastal Interceptor

Number: 43501 through 43505

Completed: April 1987

Remarks: Used primarily for LE; stationed at Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Islamorada

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Cost: N/A

Hull

Displacement (lbs): N/A

Length: 43’ 6" (oa)

Beam: 9’ 6" max

Draft: 3’ 3" max

Machinery

Main Engines: 2 Caterpillar diesels

BHP: 750

Propellers: twin

Performance

Max Sustained: 39+ knots

Logistics

Diesel: 340 gallons

Complement: 4-6

Electronics

Radar: navigation type

Design

The 43-foot FCI was designed and constructed by Tempest Marine for the USCG. The craft is based upon a 25-degree V-bottom monohull, designed and developed to be a large offshore boat capable of operating in heavy seas at high speeds.

Images

43-footer in a high-speed turn

 

Sources

Boat Files, U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office.

Scheina, Robert L. U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and Craft, 1946-1990. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1990.