1st Yachts & Small Boat Building Forum was held in
Tolyatti, 27-28 November 2013. Major objectives: exchange of
information and novel knowledge and establishing the
contacts necessary for successful implementation of own
designs in yacht-building and discussions of ideas and
proposals for progress in this industry. Participants: small
boats designers and builders, manufacturers of onboard
equipment, research and educational institutes, investors,
individual persons, authorities et al. (forum.volga2013.ru).
Mr. Peter V. Ezhov ľ general director of Sea Tech Ltd.
ľ presented the Company.
The Forum agenda included a play-off for the open
Boatbuilding Project Contest
in three categories: projects of
Sailing Yachts, projects of Motor
Yachts and projects of Yachts'
Equipment. Over 90 proposals were submitted for the Contest.
The Award Panel included heads and representatives of
foreign yacht-building yards: Frederic Sarfati of "Oxygene
Yachts" (France), Marc de Antonio of "De Antonio Yachts" (Spain),
Yan Visser of "Visser Yacht Design" (Netherlands), Alan B.
Warwick of "Warwick Yacht Design" (New Zealand), Mark Bakker
of "Aquanaut Yachting Holland" (Netherlands), Albert Nazarov
of "Albatross Marine Design Co" (Thailand (in absentia)) as
well as well-known Russian experts: Maxim Godovyh (Forum
Principal), Alexey Danyayev of "Boats & Yachts" Magazine,
Viktor Lider of "Real Ships" yard,
Vyacheslav Chupailo of "WellBoat",
Lev Zaburdayev of "▀§˛Ó/Yacht",
Mihail Klopouh of "Velvette Marine", Sergey Kislyakov of Spray
Ltd., Yuri Sitnikov of
Ltd. (in absentia), Yakov Nikitin of Skif
Yard and Peter Ezhov of Sea Tech Ltd.
As a result of discussions on the designs presented in 'Designs
of Motor Yachts & Boats' category, the majority of votes was
won by the
Project River-Going Motor Yacht designed by Sea Tech Ltd.
and constructed at Yaroslavl Shipyard. Since the yacht
length is larger than that for the 'small boat' domain, it
was decided not to award the top place in the motor yachts
category but to highlight the SeaTech's design as the best
one in the dedicatedly introduced category: 'Designs of
Motor Yachts of Over 20 Metres in Length'.
We congratulate all prizewinners of the Contest and are
looking for forthcoming meetings and collaborations. We
believe that such forums will become a regular fixture of
Russia's yacht/boat-building to hold particular promise for