Baikal Yachts Group entered 2018 with the concept of three catamarans
Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:35 PM
Into the year 2018 Baikal Yachts Group has entered with the developed concept of three catamarans. Development of new models is a constructive response to the needs of modern fans of yachting and water-based recreation.
Year after year the growing market for catamarans is being added with new models. Such trend is observed at the European market. A great potential of catamarans as compared with mono hulls is beginning to attract the attention of people keen on comfortable travelling.
In autumn 2017 one of the day cruise operators requested BYG to present a concept of a one-day cruise ship which is more comfortable than those running at the present time. Apart from comfort tourists pay attention to the design of the ship: they want to travel by an eye-catching vessel with the yacht design rather than the design of a work vessel.
Thus the idea was born to create the project of a catamaran with transformable hull depending on the objectives the customer has set. The developed project enables to construct at the shipyard an open cruise catamaran for day trips, a charter design alternate or a vessel for private use by a single owner.
Certainly, the trim and outfitting level of all three versions will be considerably different. Only the exterior components of the catamaran in the cruise and charter versions will resemble belonging to supercomfortable private catamaran.
And another detail will be embedded into all three versions – they will be equipped with the modern hybrid propulsive systems. In all three versions you can use a large area of the roof over the flybridge to install solar panels that will feed diesel-electric plants of different capacity. Combined with the hull of “fast displacement” type this will give a considerable fuel saving with higher speeds for the vessels of this type.
The day cruise catamarans will be equipped with engines from 500 h.p. and the charter catamarans – about 900 h.p. For private catamarans installation of two systems providing in aggregate up to 2000 h.p. for each engine is possible.
For cruises it is recommended to use steel hulls and for high-speed versions — a new magnesium-aluminum alloy with addition of scandium. By its strength this alloy corresponds to steel hulls but at the same time it is lighter than aluminum alloy.
Catamaran for day cruises
For day cruise catamarans accommodation of 250 to 350 passengers on 3 decks with comfortable personal chairs (not benches that are set on many vessels of this type) is planned. Big portholes placed below the waterline will give the opportunity to enjoy the views of underwater world during coastal excursions. Inflatable slides, jumps and propeller guard descending to the water will make short stops bright and emotional leaving unforgettable positive impressions from experience by the tourists. Steel catamarans are planned to construct for day cruises and aluminum ones – for high-speed lines along the coast.
The version for charters provides from 6 large VIP cabins. They are placed by 2 on each deck, so the guests will have the opportunity to relax intimately, not interfering with each other. Optionally a charter company may order more cabins without loss of comfort for the guests.
The main deck is divided into several rest areas: the guests may choose entertainments to their taste. In the fore body there is a small saloon with coffee area through which you can enter the bow of catamaran with sofas and spa tub. A large saloon is located at the stern part and divided into two zones: a dining room and a rest area with comfortable sofas and a big TV, where the guests together may watch movies and discuss the world news. The caboose and media library are situated on the portside and starboard side. On two sides there are two guest cabins.
Depending on the customer’s wishes the number of the guest cabins may be increased up to 10.
This is the most luxurious catamaran version. The owner's cabin is located at the second deck and is stretched from board to board. The total area of the master cabin is about 70 sq.m., including a bedroom, a private office, toilets, cloakrooms. The view from the owner’s cabin is to 180 degrees and it creates an amazing feeling of infinite space. The owner has his own large saloon, equipped with all things required for relax and entertainment. Large sofas, a few tables, bar counter with private bar. On the sun deck there are also sofas and lounges where the owner may enjoy sunbathing alone or with his friends and family.
The guest cabins are located on the main deck and in the hulls.
‘Considering a new “wind direction” and the trend towards catamarans our company has decided to propose to the yachting world a concept enabling a shipyard to make quick adjustments depending on the market needs without introduction of significant changes in basic hulls,’ Sergey Gmyra, the owner of Baikal Yachts Group, highlights. ‘Irrespective of the country and objectives where and for which our catamarans will be constructed, we are ready to provide any shipyard with the solutions that are able to meet the demands of customers of different categories. Private owners wishes more and more individuality. Travelers in charters want more qualitative service. And holidaymakers taking a one-day cruise want to get comfort and entertainment. Individuality. Quality. Comfort. These are the dominants underlying our projects’.
Concept: Sergey Gmyra, design: Maxim Lodkin