Passenger side-wall surface – effect ship based on Luch project


Р 1.2 / 0.6 СВП A of Russian River Register


The ship is indented for cruising and sightseeing as well as fast transportation of passengers.

More than 80 ships of Luch design 14351, 14352 were built at the Russian shipbuilding  yards within the period of 1983-1999. Most of the ships are still being operated in the minor rivers carrying passengers with the possibility of landing to the undeveloped shore. 

Redesigned Luch ships are characterized by more comfort for passengers and crew, improved operating economy as compared to the basic design.


The sea-going qualities of the ship ensure her hovering at wave height of up to 0.6 m;  safe navigation at reduced engine speed is ensured at wave height of up to 1.2 m.

The ship is fitted with a hydraulically-driven gangway in the fore to embark and disembark passengers to unimproved shores.

Passenger compartment and duty room are equipped with upholstered furniture of up-to-date materials. Slow-burning plastic laminate is used for the spaces finishing. The antinoise measures, the ventilation and heating systems of the saloon, duty room and wheelhouse create comfortable conditions for the passengers and the crew.

Two-way communication equipment is used for connection with the shore and ships radiostations. 

The ship steering is performed by the master from the wheelhouse fitted with the controls for the reversible steering device and main engine,   and with the control, alarm and monitoring means and devices.

The ship is equipped with a set of automation devices providing the operation of the power plant without continuous watch in the Engine room.

Main Features

  • Length overall, m 23.72
  • Length between perpendiculars, m 21.0
  • Breadth overall, m 3.85
  • Depth, m 1.25
  • Skeg height, m 0.45
  • Height overall from BL up to top of fixed parts, m 3.6
  • Floating draft, m 0.67
  • Hovering draft (aft draft), m 0.6
  • Speed, km/h 40
  • Endurance, h 8
  • Cruising range, miles 323
  • Passenger capacity, pers. 57*
  • Crew, pers. 2
  • Power plant, kW 382
  • Material of hull and superstructure aluminum alloy
  • * It is allowed to carry additionally 15 standees.