GC Astramarin completed the formation of two new buildings Pleasure boats

Shipbuilding division  "Ladoga vehicle plant" (Shlisselburg, Leningrad Region) completed the formation of the first two cases of serial Pleasure boats that are built at the company for «PetergofEkspress" (a group of companies "Astramarin", St. Petersburg). As reported in an interview with industry portal "Russian shipping" Group CEO "Astramarin" Andrey Kuznetsov in the second half of March, the third tab is scheduled serial pleasure boats.


Recall, LLC "PetergofEkspress" in the fall 2011 signed a contract to build three passenger ships of pleasure at the facilities, LLC "Ladoga transport factory." Vessel construction started — December 19, 2011 was held metal cutting. In May, the court will be floated, and by June 1, 2012 "Astramarin" will exploit the new boats on the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg.

Until the end of 2012, a group of companies "Astramarin" intends to extend a series of new ships by placing an order for another 10 such vessels.

The cost of each vessel is about 7 million rubles., The payback period — about 3 years. According to Kuznetsov, "the decisive role in the decision to build a new passenger ships played out the new 305th law on measures to support the marine industry."

The project is developed by new ships "Special." Currently, part of the hull works project is coordinated by the Russian River Register (RRR). Draft agreement on the Register of class P1, 2.

The designers hope that the new ship will replace the popular St. Petersburg pleasure boats of the "Fontanka", thus it will fully meet all the requirements for the safe transport of passengers as the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg and the Neva River. New comfortable passenger ship, with a capacity of about 100 people, has a lounge, sliding transparent roof. The ship’s length — 21.5 m, width — 5,6 m, draft — 0.7 m

"We have created and will soon introduce to the market a pleasure craft project that meets all the requirements of the law. I’m sure the change the law specifically to St. Petersburg is not necessary, it is enough to change the design of ships ", — said Andrey Kuznetsov.

Three of the new ship will be floated at the same time in mid-May, 2012, and June 1, the court is expected to be able to get to work. According to Kuznetsov, has signed an agreement with the St. Petersburg tour operators on a full load of three ships from June 1 until the end of the 2012 navigation.

The chapter "Astramarin" expects strong demand for new ships by the tour companies in St. Petersburg. "We offer new boats that provide comfort and safety of passengers, which is the basis of our company policy", — said Andrey Kuznetsov.

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