In the opening ceremony of the vessel was attended by the Governor of edge Alexander USS, the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, representatives of the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation, state Duma deputies, heads of the SNSZ, the State transport leasing company, the United shipbuilding Corporation.

the Ship was the first built in Russia by a civil vessel for the Arctic zone. And this is the first of two passenger ships for the Krasnoyarsk region, the construction of which is foreseen in the framework of a prisoner in April 2020 contract between the SNSZ and the State transport leasing company. Note that the court build on the initiative of the Governor of the province.

Is an historic and meaningful day for all the Siberians, not only for the residents of the Krasnoyarsk territory, but also our neighboring regions – Tuva and Khakassia Republic. Today we unite in one large geographical concept of “Yenisei Siberia.” This is a truly vast continent, a source of pride and a source of strength which is the Yenisei – one of the most powerful and full-flowing rivers of the planet, – said Alexander USS in his welcoming speech.

the Governor of the region expressed confidence that the flagship of the passenger fleet of the Yenisei “Andrey Dubenskiy” will come to the banks of the Yenisei in time and wished the workers of the shipyard industrial work, health and well-being.

As the Governor of the Northern capital Alexander Beglov, this order is the pride of St. Petersburg and the shipyard, because there first built a passenger ship of this class.

At the end of the ceremony the two heads of regions secured a commemorative plaque symbolizing the commencement of construction of the ship.

“Andrey Dubenskiy” intended for the carriage of 245 passengers on the route with a length of 5,000 kilometers. An important feature of the vessel is the possibility of embarkation and disembarkation of passengers in conditions of unequipped berth the ship also offers high-speed boat. To accommodate passengers on three decks of the ship provides first class cabins and luxury, transformable two or four-seater cabins of the second class, four third-class cabins, and cabin for people with disabilities. On Board provides a restaurant, fitness complex, business office and Luggage storage.

under the terms of the contract “Andrey Dubenskiy” will arrive to Krasnoyarsk in 2023, and the “Victor Astafiev” (the second ship) – in 2024. The ships will ply the route Krasnoyarsk – Dudinka – Krasnoyarsk.

Note, the ship�� got the names of the founder of Krasnoyarsk and Krasnoyarsk-known writer in the outcome of the popular vote, which was attended by over three thousand people.