The “FPT ALLBLACK Racing Challenge Trophy” will be awarded by FPT Industrial to the offshore team that will break the speed record on the Cork-Fastnet-Cork route, for a total of 213.4 km on the world’s most treacherous waters.
The route is legendary in the world of nautical competition: the city of Cork was the site of the world’s first powerboat race, while Fastnet Rock is a world-renowned reference among all international offshore racers.
The current record on the Cork-Fastnet-Cork route belongs to the AllBlack Racing Team, which completed in June 2018 the course in two hours, six minutes and 47 seconds (average speed 62.75 mph/100.99 km/h), in moderate to difficult Atlantic conditions.
The technical protagonist of the record was the powerboat AllBlack SL44 with the black livery, powered by two FPT Industrial N67 560 engines. The engines have a displacement of 6.7 liters, four valves per cylinder and a maximum power of 560 hp.
The Trophy has been established by the Powerboat Association of Ireland in recognition of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) long-distance record held by the AllBlack Racing Team.
The Trophy will be awarded by the Royal Cork Yacht Club and will be contested for the first time in July 2020, during the special occasion of the Yacht Club’s 300th anniversary celebration.
FPT Industrial holds six records in its marine record books. The Trophy is a testament to the brand’s passion for motorboat challenges and the durability and power of its engines.