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Fabio Buzzi

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Full Name  Fabio Buzzi
Nationality  Italian

Occupation  Founder of FB Design
Name  Fabio Buzzi
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Born  20 January 1943 (age 80) (1943-01-20) Lecco, Italy

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Fabio Buzzi (born 1943, Lecco, Italy) is an Italian motorboat builder and racer.


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Fabio Buzzi was born in Lecco in 1943, from a family tied for centuries to the art of building and design.

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His powerboat racing career started in 1960. He graduated in mechanical engineering in 1971 from the Polytechnic University of Turin where he took a degree in mechanical engineering with a thesis on a self-constructed vehicle.

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He builds his first race boat in 1974, a three-point hydroplane called "Mostro" (Monster), the first boat ever built in Kevalr 49. He will set a world speed record (176,676 km/h) with this boat in the class S4 in 1978.

FB Design

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In 1971 Buzzi founded FB Design, to build leisure, military and racing boats.

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Initially the company focus was on race boats. When offshore power boat racing declined in the late 1990s, the company used its experience in high speed boat manufacturing to build military and fast patrol boats.

Pilot career

First race (Pavia-Venice)
First time Italian Champion (C.U. class)
Speed World Record for diesel engines (191 Km/h)
Offshore 3/6 lt class - UIM World ChampionRound Britain Race winner
Offshore class 1 - UIM World ChampionOffshore class 1 - APBA World Champion
Speed World Record for diesel engines (252 Km/h)
Superboat - APBA World ChampionCannonball Race (Miami-New York No-Stop) winner
Superboat - APBA World ChampionA class - APBA World ChampionSuperboat - APBA American Champion
Superboat - APBA World ChampionB class - APBA World Champion
A class - APBA World Champion
Miami-Nassau-Miami Speed Record (87 kn average)
Round Italy - Venice to Montecarlo at 20 KnotsMontecarlo to London at 33 Knots Round Britain at 45 knots
Winner of the Pavia-Venice Race at average speed of 182 km/h.
Winner of the Pavia-Venice Race at an average speed of 197 km/h.Venice to Montecarlo record at an average speed of 46.9 knots (87 km/h).
Cowes-Torquay-Cowes of 182 miles in 2h 18' 5' at an average speed of 91 mph.
heat 1 "Cowes 100" of the UIM Marathon World Cup races.heat 2 "Cowes-Torquay- Cowes" of the UIM Marathon World Cup races.
New York-Bermuda Speed Record (684 nm run in 17h 06' at an average speed of 40 knots.)

Winning and trophies as boat designer

  • 52 World Offshore Championships;
  • 22 European Offshore Championships;
  • 27 Italian Offshore Championships;
  • 40 World Speed Records;
  • 7 The Harmsworth Trophy (1989 - 1993–1994–1995 - 2003 - 2004 - 2010);
  • References

    Fabio Buzzi Wikipedia