44FCI (FAST COASTAL INTERCEPTOR)


Mission

The 44FCI (Fast Coastal Interceptor) is a versatile platform designed for challenging sea conditions in both coastal and offshore waters. High-speed capability, shallow draft, and optional ballistic protection support a variety of coastal missions including Vessel Interception, Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS), Patrol and Surveillance, Search and Rescue (SAR), and Special Forces Operations.

Hull Design

The 44FCI’s deep-vee hull provides predictable handling and control in rough seas. A moderate beam-to-length ratio makes for superb seakeeping and enhanced crew comfort and safety offshore at high speed. Quick planing characteristics and modest bow rise provide excellent visibility from the helm. Forward lifting strakes and wide chine surfaces deflect spray for improved visibility from the helm, while reducing frictional drag and increasing stability at high speed.

Propulsion

Twin 800-hp MAN diesel-powered surface-piercing Arneson drives provide unexcelled speed and efficiency in open-ocean conditions. Specially configured transmissions facilitate low-speed maneuvering. Diesel waterjet power is also available for optimum shallow water capability, while both propulsion options are available with joystick systems for enhanced control and crew safety during demanding alongside evolutions.

Topsides

The 44FCI’s open deck plan and large aft cockpit with high railings provide unobstructed 360-degree situational awareness, permit rapid debark and embark capability, and provide cargo and personnel loading flexibility. Antennas, sensors and other electronic accessories can be conveniently mounted on the standard aluminum arch keeping the topsides free of trip hazards. A split-console arrangement contains multi-function navigation, communication, and engine displays and allows for a clear centerline walkway from the forward cabin to the aft swim platform. The boat is also ideally suited to SAR operations with its open cockpit and swimmer recovery platform. Below-deck accommodations forward provide protection for personnel.

44FCI Specifications

LOA:  43′-3” (13.18 m)
BEAM:  10′-9″ (3.36 m)
DEADRISE:  21 degrees
WEIGHT (lightship):  23,800 lbs (10,795 kg)
DRAFT:  3’-4″ (1.02 m)
MAX. HP:  1,600 hp
FUEL CAPACITY:  400 gal (1,514 L)
SEATING CAPACITY:  6 persons
TOP SPEED:  50+ kts
CRUISE SPEED:  38 kts
RANGE (full load):  300 nm