The Kuwaiti Ministry of the Interior (MoI) has placed an order with Tampa Yacht Manufacturing for 29 Fast Coastal Interceptor (FCI) 44 craft for its coastguard, the Florida-based company announced on 4 March.

The MoI said the FCI 44 was selected “following an extensive evaluation protocol” and that the first boat will be delivered in September this year.

The 14.42 m FCI 44 craft will be powered by MAN R6-800 diesels rated at 1,600 hp, delivering a top speed of more than 55 kt at full load, and a range of over 300 n miles at 38 kt. […]