Since the start of production at the Penovskoy shipyard “12 feet” of dinghies of the 12-foot class, catboats Tom Cat 12 feet 6 inches, it became necessary to create a shipyard symbol. After testing the technology for the production of fiberglass hulls for oars, sailing, motor boats, catboats and yachts, it was decided to display products at international exhibitions. Their status is quite high. Therefore, the symbol of the shipyard should correspond to their level. The symbol of the shipyard was developed by the designers of the shipyard. A sketch was originally developed. The sketch form was chosen successfully. She formed the basis of the symbol of the shipyard «12 feet». As its basic colors, the main color scheme was taken from the painting of the hulls of boats manufactured at the shipyard. The text and numerical parts of the symbol are presented in short form. The number twelve represents the footage of the original shipyard line of boats. The symbol of the shipyard received its final appearance after adding the inscription «Penovskaya shipyard» to its structure. In this form, the symbol of the Penovskoy shipyard is still used today.
Rowing version of a 12-foot dinghy sailing dinghy (12′ Dinghy) in use, a rowing boat is made of fiberglass and decorated with wood. Decorating the elements of the boat with wood has always been a hallmark of the shipyard. The rowboat shown in the photographs has a wooden plank deck with openings around its perimeter. This type of planshire allows you to confidently hold on to it anywhere in the boat. In addition, on all banks of the boat, and they are enough for comfortable placement in the cockpit, anti-slip coating is installed. Buoyancy tanks were located under the banks in the boat, which was an excellent compromise between saving free space in the boat and increasing its safety when on the water. A 5 hp engine is installed on the boat. Such power is enough for a comfortable ride with the breeze! The hull of the boat is painted using bright colors (gelcooters). Such coloring is an innovative solution implemented at the shipyard. The photographs show how effectively and harmoniously bright colors give the boat an expressiveness on the water among the gray rocky shores of Ladoga. In the future, the boat painting scheme received the beautiful name “Russian Avant-Garde”.
The rowing boat, manufactured on the basis of the 12-foot Dinghy class dinghy hull, is a reliable, stable boat with high sides and an optimally designed cockpit for comfortable accommodation of three people or one rower and cargo weighing about 170 kg. Such weight, for example, corresponds to the equivalent of a very good catch. The stability of the rowing boat can be said to be excellent. After all, the hull of the boat is borrowed from a dinghy, in the design of which the contours of a classic fishing boat of the late 19th century Euro-Atlantic region are laid. The presence of high sides allows the boat to overcome almost unimpeded not only a large wave, but also waves (a series of waves) formed from a passing boat. The unsinkability of the boat is ensured by the presence of three buoyancy units mounted in the hull of the boat located around the boat. The decrease in heeling moment is, first of all, the presence of a displacement hull with seafaring contours. The production of boats at the shipyard was certified, in connection with which the shipyard received a certificate of conformity № РОСС RU.AM05.N05421 for products: Small vessels. Serial release.
The 12′ Dinghy class sailing dinghy with a single mast rake sailing armament, the cat showed its excellent versatility during operation. After its disarmament, the dinghy turns into a rowing boat with a spacious cockpit. The boat goes perfectly both on oars and under a small outboard motor. Delivering a sea of pleasure to its owner. The splendor of the wood finish makes the rowing version of the dinghy unique. Indeed, one master is responsible for the decoration of each boat from the beginning of the decoration to its completion. This fact is of great importance for its further operation, and it is in this lies the quality of wood finishes. The versatility of a sailing dinghy allows you to turn it from a small sailing yacht into a rowing boat and even into a motor boat with one little movement of your hand. To do this, it is enough to install a conventional outboard motor. In this case, the presence of a dagger well gives a plus to a rowing boat. Since the boat is issued with a dagger, it is very obedient to respond to steering turns.
Water recreation is the best way to spend a weekend with your family on a hot June! And when a family has the opportunity to spend this weekend on a boat, it becomes doubly more pleasant and interesting. Class 12´ Dinghy sailboats have great potential for versatility. Sometimes you want to go sailing in a sailing dinghy, and sometimes on oars, so that you can leisurely walk along the shore of the reservoir with your family on board overcoming a small roll from the waves of boats that cut across the water. The straight stem inherent in sailing boats of this class perfectly copes with its task, breaking the powerful wave from the boat into hundreds of small splashes, thereby making the boat trip interesting and romantic. Direct staves were the basis of most sailing boats of the beginning of the last century. The replica of the 12´ Dinghy class sailing dinghy built at the Penovy shipyard “12 feet” undoubtedly has a certain share, the romance of which belonged to all boats of that distant era. The feeling of this romance arises as the feeling of controlling the replica of a boat during a boat trip.