Italy’s Cantiere Navale Vittoria has won a contract from the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia for two 21.5m-long coastal patrol boats. With aluminium hulls and a beam of 6.5m, the vessels will have MAN engines producing 1,213 kW and a top speed of more than 31 knots.
The shipbuilder, which specialises in the construction of a wide range of vessel types up to 100m in length, clinched the contract after a public tender called by the Croatian Ministry of the Interior last year. The vessels will be classed by Hrvatski Registar Brodova, the Croatian classification society.
The contract is worth about EUR 6.5 million, co-financed by the European Union as part of the Frontex external border management programme. The boats are due for delivery in 2023.
Italian yard wins Croatian patrol boat contact