THE FIRST “POWERED BY FPT” MARINA
The partnership between FPT Industrial and the Porto Rotondo Yacht Club – Fishing Division, in Sardinia, was officially inaugurated on July 9, 2020. The event was commemorated with the installation of a permanent plaque next to the main entrance of the clubhouse.
Founded in 1985 by a group of sea enthusiasts, the Porto Rotondo Yacht Club counts alliances with important Italian and international Yacht Clubs and is currently chaired by Roberto Azzi and Sandro Onofaro for the fishing division. This technical partnership between the global powertrain brand of CNH Industrial and the Fishing Division of one of the most prestigious Italian Yacht Clubs inaugurates the first ”Powered by FPT” Marina. The project’s objective is to promote the Brand and, above all, its division dedicated to marine engines for both commercial and pleasure powerboating pursuits.
The partnership between FPT Industrial and the Porto Rotondo Yacht Club includes the Brand acting as a technical sponsor of important sporting events linked to the Big Game Fishing world, the first of which took place on 20-22 August: The O' - Offshore Classic Edition - "Powered by FPT”, a top-level sport fishing competition with the "catch & release" formula, dedicated to the imperial Mediterranean spearfish.
It is the only Mediterranean tournament that is exclusively dedicated to the imperial Mediterranean spearfish and represents an ideal venue for marine engines to promote the performance characteristics that are required for this type of activity, such as power, durability, and low fuel consumption.
This scientific project on deep sea fishing and satellite monitoring of the imperial Mediterranean spearfish has been active since 2019; deriving from the collaboration between the Sea Life Care International, IGFA and Stanford University.
The competition saw 14 boats with about 50 crew members battle it out, all united by their passion for the sea and sport.
Participants have contributed to supporting the research and the study of the migratory and behavioural habits of this particular fish, providing it with a satellite tag capable of monitoring the movements, before releasing it in the sea.
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