Baikal Yachts’ new Baikal 36 SMT is unique and it means energy saving technologies, a modern ergonomic design, a wide hull, a lack of motions and also cost-efficient diesel-power motors. Actually, the Baikal 36 SMT was developed for diving companies but I think with another interior layout it would be a nice private yacht. The concept comes from Sergey Gmyra, the boat was designed by Maksim Lodkin. The vessel has a length of 36 meters and a beam of 22 meters. The length can be scaled up to 46m with a constant beam.
Alongside her twin 800 HP and 200 HP diesel engines that power her up to 18 knots, the boat can drive fully electric on short distances. Batteries can be refilled through the solar panels on the bimini and on the outriggers.
Unlike of 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 motions are negligible. The vessel, as per designers’ calculations, will be stable under any wave direction.
In the presented version for diving companies, the vessel has 13 cabins in the main hull and crew cabins for up to 12 people in the outriggers. Everyone has its own private and comfortable recreation area.
The master’s cabin is located near the steering position and the trimaran’s main day room. In the day room you can watch a movie about divers’ adventures or observe a real-time diving.
The flybridge has a full set for comfortable leisure: sofas, deckchairs, bar and grill. For visual inspection of duty sailor over the fly bridge a platform is installed. Such novelty was provided by an order of a diving centre director. The platform can be raised even higher using hydraulics, if a watch keeper needs to observe surrounding areas.
The diving centre is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment allowing to track all divers in water using sensors. A complex developed by specialists from Saratov, provides a possibility to track a diver’s movements, measure a submersion level, distance to the vessel, an approximate air reserve, etc. In developers’ idea such complex is able to help avoid critical situations during diving. After emergence the sensor provides a signal and indicates on display a direction for search of diver.