10 billion rubles Total investments
250 Number of jobs
Kompositnoe Korablestroenie (Composite Shipbuilding) Group has operated since 2000, and is currently one of few companies in Russia building passenger and pleasure catamarans, and even patrol and work vessels from composite materials. The company managed to form an experienced team of engineers and shipbuilders, who had previously built ships from fiberglass. Thanks to internships, the team managed to master cutting-edge technologies. Starting from 2016, the company launched construction of vessels from carbon fiber using special hull framing technologies in the Free Port of Vladivostok.

The project was initiated by the brothers Alexey and Dmitry Voloshenko, members of the Russian youth sailing team. Their experience in the setup and control of wind driven boats helped them to find new solutions and understand the need to create a new type of vessel, in which they would be able to use the most promising approaches in terms of correlation between vessel weight and propulsive output.

The purpose of the company is to create a shipbuilding industry of the new generation in the Far East, which would leverage the most advanced materials and the principles of a vessel's movement through the water. High-speed passenger vessels are capable of exceeding the limit of 60 knots and successfully competing with small aircraft and conventional ferry transportation. For example, they can link four key countries of the Asia-Pacific region – Russia, China, Republic of Korea and Japan – on the routes through the Sea of Japan.

“In constant pursuit of high speeds and maximum technological effectiveness of yachts, the industry of race boats took a quantum leap. Experts in this area are the elite of the industry, and this very group of people is the source of all innovations and technologies coming into the shipbuilding industry. Container ships, passenger vessels, fishing boats and other vessel categories are 20–30 years behind the achievements of shipbuilding, which have long been anchored in sailing. The problem of speed has become really global and important! It is high time to fix the current situation, in which a passenger vessel for 700 people consumes a disproportionate amount of fuel and travels at 18 knots in calm water,” says Dmitry Voloshenko, the chairman of the board.

Approaches to the creation of an advanced shipbuilding industry will be implemented in five key projects of the shipyard:

Pleasure catamaran, project PACIFICO VOYAGER 200
Passenger trimaran, project PACIFICO EXPRESS 1000
Patrol trimaran, project AQUATORY MONITORING COMPLEX 360
Refrigerated fish transportation vessel
Tourist aqua complex
The shipyard launched construction of the first catamaran at the end of 2016, and the vessel will be transferred to the customer already by the end of summer. In 2017, the company plans to build 10 pleasure catamarans for sales on the markets of South East Asia, Europe and Russia.

Alexey Voloshenko, LLC Kompositnoe Korablestroenie head of production:
“From early childhood, I had a connection with the sea and yachts. It’s natural, if you live by the ocean. Due to multiple factors, luck being the most important one, I joined the top shipyard in the world, which was building composite vessels, and within a year I managed to master the cutting-edge shipbuilding technologies. Creation of a high-tech shipyard in Russia has become my obsession, which, I am sure, I will be able to fully bring to life thanks to the benefits provided by the Free Port of Vladivostok, knowledge of the advanced production technologies and an excellent team of really unique employees united by the common idea and goal.”

Comparative matrix of Vladivostok – Sokcho (Republic of Korea) – Vladivostok routes

Type of transportation    Cost, USD    Flight/trip duration, hours
Air travel    400    2
Trimaran PE-1000    200    6
Sea ferry    150    18
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