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ARA Fortuna III
ARA Fortuna III under sail
ARA Fortuna III competes in a regatta.
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Name: Fortuna III
Builder: Taller de Mantenimiento Buenos Aires[1]
Laid down: 1999[2]
Launched: 16 October 2004[1]
General characteristics
Displacement: 15.5 tons[1]
Length: 18.3 m[1]
Beam: 4.54 m[1]
Draught: 3.60 m[2]

The Fortuna III is a yacht owned and operated by the Argentine Navy. The ship was designed by naval architect German Frers,[1] and she is built in carbon fiber.[3] Fortuna III set the sailing record of 24 hours and two minutes between Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata in 2009, at an average speed of 10.5 knots.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Fortuna III - Armada Argentina". http://www.ara.mil.ar/pag.asp?idItem=187. Retrieved 11 February 2012.  (Spanish)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Heredero de una larga tradición by Diego Cúneo. La Nación, 20 November 2004 (Spanish)
  3. Fortuna III wins gale-force battle to Rio 14 February 2005. Sail-World.com
  4. Fortuna III pulverises the record between Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata 13 February 2009. Sailingrecords.com

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