MarineLog is reporting that, “Damen Shipyards and Italian partner yard Cantiere Navale Vittoria S.p.a. are to build two Stan Patrol 5509 patrol boats for Italy’s Guardia di Finanza, a law enforcement agency that deals with financial crime, smuggling, illegal Immigration and narco traffic and that has a fleet of about 250 vessels.”
Damen also provided the design for the Coast Guard’s 87 foot WPBs and its 154 foot Webber Class Fast Response Cutters.
The two “5509” (55 meters long and 9 meter beam, 190 ft x 30 ft) patrol boats will be the largest built so far in their STAN Patrol Series.
The design features an “Axe” bow intended to minimize vertical acceleration in a seaway. Check the link above for illustrations and more info.