This Russian Coast Guard boat had parts of the Russian Coast Guard and the Turkish Coast Guard onboard . They were very curious about the PTA80 and its moves on the water. We strongly believe they were a bit envious of the manoeuvrability of our boat.
Some nice chaps from the police department lent their nice hats to us.
PTA80 showing some exhilarating high speed turns in the harbour of St. Petersburg.
Almaz is a Russian design company designing high speed boats. A large group from Almaz visited us and we actually had to bring one part of the group on our first test run and the other part on the afternoon trip.
Thursday started off with hot and sunny weather. Around noon there was an official inauguration of the defence show. Soon after there was a spectacular air show performed by the Russian Air Force.
Late Wednesday we were visited by Russian Navy. Unfortunately we did not have time for a spin on the water, but there will be one on Saturday for sure.
So now finally we are getting ready for the first demonstration of the boat and its IPS. We just need to tidy things up a bit first.
High Speed Craft Holding manages governmental marine projects. Our gests were very impressed by the features of the IPS.