The yacht "Apostol Andrey".
The yacht "Apostol Andrey" is
an oceanic yacht, specially designed and built for sailing
in northern seas. The hull is welded from steel sheets in
chini construction. There are no usual ribs in the construction
of the hull. Durability and rigidity are provided by the increased
thickness of a plating (20 mm at the bottom) and rigidity
The two masts – the mainsail (19 m) and
the mizzenmast (14 m) carry 130 square meters of sails. An
auxiliary engine has 85-h.p. The yacht is equipped with modern
radio and phone communication means and navigation equipment.
The main characteristics:
Length – 16,2 m; Width –
4,8 m; Draught – 2,7 m; Displacement – 25 tones;
The crew has started the second circumnavigation
on the totally re-equipped yacht, as all design imperfections
had been improved.
There were made repair works of the following:
water-supply, drainage and flushing systems, electromechanical
section, steering complex. A propeller shaft of a large diameter
was installed. The capacity of the fuel tanks was twice enlarged.
The thermal insulation of the yacht was completely replaced,
the furniture and the inner decoration of the yacht's premises.
The sections of the board and the desk of the yacht, damaged
in the previous circumnavigation, were replaced. The false
keel was modified, and as a result the draught of the yacht
was reduced to 0,5 m. The sails were repaired, new staysails
were sewn on. A new anchor device was manufactured as well
as more reliable anchors.
Additional barriers were installed around
the mainmast near the deck-cabin thus providing more safety
for sailors, who work on the fore deck under storm conditions.
At the stern a sloop was mounted for a travelling boat. Some
antennas were placed on this sloop giving opportunity to establish
more reliable communications.
All repair and modernization works were
carried out at the Kronshtadt Navy ShipYard.