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
Displacement (lbs): N/A
Length: 43’ 6" (oa)
Beam: 9’ 6" max
Draft: 3’ 3" max
Main Engines: 2 Caterpillar diesels
Max Sustained: 39+ knots
Diesel: 340 gallons
Radar: navigation type
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.
43-footer in a high-speed turn
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.