Trimaran Baikal 36 SMT
A new product for diving centres
A steel motor trimaran Baikal 36 SMT is designed for professional diving centres and dive tour companies, because it fully complies their requirements to be fulfilled in providing safe and comfortable sea travel and diving.
The new Baikal 36 SMT is unique and means energy saving technology, a modern ergonomic design, a wide hull, a lack of motion and also cost-efficient diesel-power motors.
Unlike most other vessels designed for divers the trimaran Baikal 36 SMT is stable on the water, due to the bigger distance between auxiliary bodies rolling motion is negligible. The vessel, as per the designers’ calculations, will be stable under any wave direction.
At the project design stage we considered the feedback from experienced divers and it allowed us to find an optimal solution at the project design modification stage.
Thus, all cabins in the hull are re-situated on the same level. From here, through a broad passage, you can enter the stern, get through instructions, put equipment on and dive. Closer to the stern, opposite to the technical room for divers, a medical station is situated.
Both the cockpit and crinoline are well prepared areas for diving and an escape from the water. Rails are installed along the perimeter and between gaps. Divers can comfortably put equipment and flippers on and off. The crinoline is also equipped with a big platform with installed safety racks. Along the edges of the main platform hydraulic ladders are installed that emerge into the water to a depth which allows an effortless return to the vessel.
In order to provide comfortable leisure for divers on the vessel all technical premises and compressors were removed. They are located in the auxiliary hulls that take the compressor’s noise away from cabins and avoid air pollution in dive bottle refill from working engines during movement. During anchorage and short marches the trimaran uses only electric motors, i.e. moves quietly and does not generate exhaust gases. A battery bank charges from the solar panels and ensures the operation of electric motors and all systems. They are located on the flybridge roof of the main vessel and hull surface of auxiliary vessels. A main advantage of such a system is the possibility to save diesel oil and protect the environment.
The trimaran has 13 comfortable cabins for guests on the main vessel; cabins for 12 crew members are located in floats. Guests and crew are in different spaces and do not interfere with each other giving everyone their own private and comfortable recreation area.
The master’s cabin is located near the steering position and the trimaran’s main dayroom. In the dayroom you can watch a movie about divers’ adventures or observe real-time diving.
The flybridge has a full set of sofas, deckchairs, bar and grill for leisure. A platform is installed over the flybridge for visual inspection for the duty sailor. Such a novelty was provided by order from a diving centre director. The platform can be raised even higher using hydraulics, if the watch keeper needs to observe surrounding areas.
The diving centre has state-of-the-art equipment allowing tracking of all divers in the water using sensors developed by specialists from Saratov, providing the ability to track a diver’s movements, measure the submersion level, distance to the vessel, approximate air reserve, etc and help avoid critical situations during diving. The sensor provides a signal and indicates on the display the direction for the search of the diver.
Another important feature of the Baikal Yachts Group trimaran is eliminating issues relating to sea sickness (for both newcomers and experienced divers), because it does not have motion. The main hull easily scales lengthwise. It can scale from 36-46m without extending hull width. It also creates diving centres with a number of comfortable cabins.
BAIKAL 36 SMT PARAMETERS
The Baikal 36 SMT trimaran has maximum 36m length and 22m width, is equipped with four diesel-power motors: two 800hp main motors and two reserve 200hp motors; it moves with a cruising speed of 10kts per hour and a maximum speed of 18kts per hour. A slight draft allows it to come closer to interesting objects: coasts, big rivers and lagoons etc. Spacious fuel tanks, drinking water tanks, watermakers and energy systems allow it to stay in independent cruise for a long time.
It is equipped with 19 cabins, 12 of which are two-room cabins for guests and seven cabins for crew; the trimaran holds 24 passengers and 13 crew members.
BAIKAL 36 SMT ADVANTAGES
The luxury trimaran makes even the longest sea travel comfortable. The vessel manufacturer manages to reach such a result due to the following factors:
• Minimum rolling motion due to a big projection of auxiliary hulls;
• Comfortable living environment;
• Energy saving technologies;
• Scalable vessel hull;
• Floats – warehouses for storage of diving equipment, gear and compressors.
Baikal Yachts Group is ready to provide the whole range of engineering, ship-building, servicing and finishing works on manufacturing of Baikal 36 SMT for any region.
The project concept: Sergey Gmyra, designed by Maksim Lodkin.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Baikal Yachts Group is an international consortium of yacht industry specialists in design, engineering and construction of yachts, megayachts, catamarans and house boats. We involve specialists with more than 10-year experience from Russia, Italy, Taiwan, New Zealand and Germany in our design projects.