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Amerigo Vespucci

– “the most beautiful ship in the world”

Amerigo Vespucci

Roxtec sealing solutions have been selected onboard aircraft carrier Cavour, frigates Orizzonte and Fremm class and other ships of the Italian Navy fleet. The transits are now also used onboard the famous tall ship Amerigo Vespucci, alias “the most beautiful ship in the world”.

Sailing safely

The full-rigged three-masted school ship of the Italian Navy regularly participates in major events and has sailed on training cruises all over Europe, to the Americas and the Pacific and even around the world. It is a symbol of almost nine decades of accumulated naval expertise, and as such it should of course be equipped with the best cable and pipe transits available.

Assisting onsite

The ship was built in the Castellammare di Stabia Shipyard in 1930. It has recently undergone extensive refurbishment. The complete modernization of the electrical system was conducted by naval defense. Roxtec experts were also present to assist during the retrofit installations as well as for the final transit verification.

Covering many applications

Roxtec sealing solutions are used in the engine room, the communication room, the living quarters, and on the bridge. The Italian Navy found, once again, that Roxtec solutions were perfectly suited to help increase safety and to extend the lifecycle of this splendid beauty.

Why use Roxtec?

  • High quality sealing
  • Simplicity for retrofit
  • Long-term partnership
  • Continuous service onsite
  • Efficient technical support

Download the PDF version of the Amerigo Vespucci case.

Project facts

Project description

Refurbishment of tall ship in its home port of La Spezia, Italy

Involved companies

Italian Navy – owner Several installation companies


Sealing of cable and pipe penetrations in the engine room, communication room, living quarters and on the bridge

Sealing requirements

Fire rated to marine standards (A60)

The ship

The Amerigo Vespucci is 101m long and 15.5m wide, and it has 26 sails

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