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Project 302

Projects 302, 302M, 302MK:
motor ships of the type "DMITRIY FURMANOV"

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Project facts. Large passenger vessels, intended for work on cruise routes, capable of short coastal sea marches. The highly modified continuation of the project 301 series. The project included single, double and 4-bed cabins, equipped with personal WCs, "luxe" cabins, restaurant, cafe, saloons, cinema, sauna. Air condition system was installed.

Serial building. Since 1983 till 1991 27 units in four series were built: bld. Nos. 1 - 7 and 8 - 21 (project 302); 22 - 23 (project 302M); 24 - 27 (project 302MK). By 1992 the ship No. 28 was not completed due to crisis and collapse of the USSR which was the single customer. It existed for a long time as a hull without a superstructure. Maximum building speed: 4 units a year.

Modifications. Later ships differ from those of the first series by the outward design elements (anti-sun glass in windows, plastic rather than wooden banisters on the falschbords, aluminium rather than wooden outer doors, other number of windows in the forward saloons). Ships of the projects 302M and 302MK are capable of operation as floating hotels during winter when the navigation is closed (in low air temperatures); outwardly they are distinguished by the wheel-house placed forward (the additional cabins are in the premises on the upper deck) and the small windows in the cinema hall. The project 302MK has smaller passenger capacity and a number of "semi-luxe" cabins. As believed, the last keel laid was to become the first ship of the new series, more seaworthy (the project 303).

Designations. Project 302, 302M, 302MK (abroad known as 302M+H), type "Dmitriy Furmanov". The shipyard's designation: BiFa 129М, Binnenfahrgastschiff - 129 meter river passenger ship.

Distribution. The ships were delivered to the shipping companies: Kama, Dnieper, Volga-Don, North-Western, Volga, Moscow. Due to the customer's problems with payment after the collapse of the USSR the three last ships built were sold by the shipyard to Yantze river (China). The uncomplete hull of the last unit had no use till the beginning of 2000's, after that the stern part was cut away and completed as a floating club in Nederlands. By the beginning of 2000's several ships from Ukraine were transferred to Russia. By 2004 russian ships are operated, as a rule, on cruise line between Moscow and Saint Petersburg (Volga-Balt waterway, Ladoga and Onega lakes), sometimes: on Volga, Kama, Don cruises; ukrainian ships are operated on Dnieper cruises from Kiev to Odessa and Black sea ports in Crimea, Romania and Bulgaria; the episodic cruises from Dnieper to inland waterways of Russia are made; chineese ships are operated on mid-Yantze cruises.

Modernizations. Since 90's most ships are undergoing regular renovations to increase the comfort for the passengers. The forward saloons of the second and the third decks are converted into bars; the cinema is also converted into a bar; the reception halls are widened (on some ships); the equipment and internal decorations of the restaurant and cafe-bar are replaced (on some ships). Some passenger cabins are converted into the "luxe" and "semi-luxe" class (by uniting of several cabins into one bigger); the equipment of the cabins and WCs is partially replacing (these vary on different ships). The navigation equipment is added by the GPS, modern locators, etc. The ships operated in the Black sea regions have appropriate navigation and safe equipment.

The photo shows the difference between the projects 302 and 301 (in the middle). Right is the ship of the 1st series of the project 302; left is the ship of the 2nd series.

  Project 302 Project 302M Project 302MK
Main data
Ship type cruise motor ship
River Register class M (ice)
Region of sail waterways of the class O
Place of built Boizenburg, East Germany
Shipbuilding yard VEB Elbewerften Boizenburg / Rosslau
(Elbewerft Boizenburg GmbH)
Year of built and name of the first ship 302: 1983, DMITRIY FURMANOV
Years of the serial building 1983 - 1992
Length b.p. / o.a., m 122,5 / 129,1
Breadth b.p. / o.a., m 16,0 / 16,7
Fixed point above baseline, m 15,82
Superstructure four decks
Passenger and cargo capacity
Passengers, pers. total 332 350 258
"luxe" cabins 4 4 20
single cabins 10 10 10
double cabins 262 280 228
4-bed cabins 56 56 -
Sitting places, pers. restaurant 180 180 260
cafe-bar 80 79 -
musical saloon 63 66 (bar) 75
recreation saloon 28 28 28
cinema 100 102 (bar) 75
Crew, pers. 98 130
Displacement and draught
Displacement with cargo, passengers and full storages, tons 3 852
Mean draught, m 2,94
Docking weight, tons 3 360
Main engines
Diesels 6ЧРН 36/45 (EG70-5)
4-cycle turbo reversive
Number and power, kWatts (h.p.) 3 х 736 (1 000)
Speed (at deep waters), km/h 25,5

Reference data: Project 302 (in Russian only)
Reference data: Project 302M (in Russian only)

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