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


KM [2] SES passenger-B of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping


The ship is intended for cruising and sightseeing as well as fast transportation of tourist groups and passengers in the big lakes, rivers and water-storage basins.

Ships of Barguzin basic design are used to transport passengers in Lake Baikal, and are characterized by high performance. Redesigned ships are characterized  by more comfort for passengers and crew, improved operating economy as compared to the basic design.


The voyage time for passengers is considerably reduced due to the ship high speed. Thus, it is possible for tourists to visit many long-distance places. The shallow draft allows the ship to approach the shore, as well as to pass shallow waters.

When the ship reaches the unimproved port facilities by the bow, passengers and tourists can embark and disembark on a mechanical ladder in close vicinity to localities, places of interests and camping sites; thus there is no need in berthing facilities.

The sea-going qualities of the ship ensure her hovering at wave height of up to 1.2 m,  and her boating at wave height of up to 3 m.

Passengers are accommodated in the saloon equipped with comfortable seats of aviation type. The pantry, glassed veranda and sightseeing platform are available for the passengers.There are duty rooms for the crew.

The normal habitability conditions in the passenger and crew’s spaces are ensured due to the antinoise measures. Comfortable conditions for the passengers and the crew are provided due to the ventilation and heating systems of the saloon, duty room and wheelhouse.

The power plant consists of two main engines, a drive engine for the supercharger, the supercharger and auxiliary machinery serving the power plant. The propellers in the skeg tunnels serve as propulsion devices.

The ship steering and power plant control is performed remotely from the wheelhouse without continuous watch in the Engine room. The ship is equipped with advanced communication facilities and navigation aids.

Main Features

  • Length overall, m 32.7
  • Length between perpendiculars, m 30.0
  • Breadth overall, m 6.0
  • Depth of skeg, m 1.5
  • Height overall from BL up to top of fixed parts, m 7.1
  • Hovering draft (aft draft), m 0.8
  • Floating draft, m 1.42
  • Depth, m 2.3
  • Passenger capacity, pers. 124
  • Crew, pers. 4
  • Speed, km/h 50
  • Cruising range, miles 320
  • Material of hull and superstructure aluminum alloy
  • Power plant, pcs. x kW 2x735