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Effebi at Euronaval 2016 International Naval Defense and Maritime Exhibition

Effebi, Italian builder of commercial and patrol craft known for its versatile approach to customer demands combined with 30 years of expertise in building boats of up to 50 meters, will be attending the Euronaval International Naval Defense and Maritime Exhibition from 17th to 21st October 2016. (Hall 2 – stand K88)


“We strongly believe in our presence at this event”, declared Katia Balducci, Managing Director of Effebi. “Euronaval is a great opportunity for us to present the latest projects of the company as world premieres.”


In 2016 Effebi has strengthened  its presence on the market designing a new 19-metre model, studied to participate in the tender for the production of fast patrol boats for governmental authorities.

This is an extremely fast patrol boat (top speed 60 knots) for the Guardia di Finanza (Italian Finance Police), characterized by its high-level performance, able to maneuver in even the smallest spaces and make sudden changes in speed and/or stops even in adverse weather conditions at sea.

Safety, speed and efficiency are the key words in this project.

The vessel was designed to be versatile, able to sail even with minimum crew, with rationalization of plants and equipment in order to facilitate maintenance operations.

With this 19-metre project, the Effebi fleet dedicated to Coast Guard Boats has enriched the array of vessels already present in the range featuring 13, 22 and 25-metre units, certain to continue the success of recent years which has witnessed the delivery of 23 vessels in less than 10 years.


2016 has also featured an innovative “Sand” marine drone project designed alongside Meccano Engineering Srl and Ids Ingegneria dei sistemi, thanks to important financing from the Regione Toscana in April this year. The project assisted by Navigo Innovazione e Sviluppo della nautica centro servizi Toscano, also involves the participation of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa and the Prato campus of Florence University.


The drones, remote-controlled naval surface vessels, will be constructed at the Effebi plant in Avenza (MS).

The collaboration between Meccano Engineering Srl (naval, merchant and military design) and  Ids (engineering of technologically complex systems) for the design of these marine drones, will produce the first 18-metre vessel, a unique and unprecedented modular model.


“The product will be modular and highly technological”, explains Katia Balducci , Managing Director at Effebi, “this means that with few adjustments it can be used for various purposes; from the assistance and rescue of immigrants at sea to the monitoring of environmental conditions”.


The idea of creating a modular marine drone stems from reflecting on the needs of a unit able to cover a number of tasks, from sea rescue and hydrographic research to the monitoring of environmental conditions. To date, in fact, these tasks are covered by various naval units, not just one; with the marine drone project, a number of uses will be combined in one single system.

Another distinctive characteristic of these drones, is their use in the absence of on-board personnel (unmanned vehicles) by means of an automatic pilot which will take control of the wheel house; it can also host other personnel on-board to command in traditional style, availing of priority commands over any instruction coming from a distance.


Research and innovation are, therefore, the approach adopted to meet the challenge of the market, distinctive elements of 2016 which will continue to be further developed in 2017.


Headquartered in Tuscany, Italy, Effebi has been run by the Balducci family since 1983. Today, it is an undisputed global name in the shipping sector, leading the field in the processing of fiberglass and composite materials using advanced technologies.

The company specialises in 15-50 metre vessels, with the Effebi brand representing the commercial and patrol craft sector and the renowned Mangusta, Mangusta Gransport and Mangusta Oceano brand producing luxury maxi open and displacement yachts.


Effebi operates in various facilities in Massarosa, Massa and Carrara-Avenza areas, covering a total surface area for production of around 72.500 square metres (in and outdoors). All production facilities are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and systems which ensure products are always of the highest quality.


“We want to retain the ethics of a family business, and that means pursuing expansion step-by-step. Everything is done in-house, from design to composite lamination and fitting out the electrical system. It is important we remain streamlined, organic and versatile, so we can satisfy the individual requirements of different clients.” says Katia Balducci. The company prefers to treat each specific vessel as a new project in itself rather than taking a factory line approach and producing standardised vessel types.


A highly specialised team of Effebi experts is always on hand to advise Clients on the best technical solutions for their project and guarantee quality during every stage of the process, from the design to the finished product through the various stages of construction: mock-up engineering, mould manufacturing, lamination, infusion, assembling and final fairing.

The entire production process passes through an experienced quality control system to ensure the highest standards required by the International Classification Authorities and above all to match customer satisfaction by observing a policy of total  environmental respect.


Effebi has invested in research all along in order to improve the environment and promote safety in the workplace. Effebi is acknowledged and approved by all Shipping Registers (RINA, Lloyd’s Register, Bureau Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping, Norske Veritas and KKK-Japan) and production complies with Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance. Effebi  was awarded with the certifications ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004.