The Feodosia Shipbuilding Association (Morye) built Olympia hydrofoil 'Jaanika' was one of two of this type built. The other was named 'Laura'. The builder was located in the Ukraine.
The bulk of these photos were taken on 3 June 2007 both in Helsinki in Finland and Tallinn in Estonia and in transit between both cities. The hydrofoil was operated by Linda Line Express in parallel with the Austal Ships built catamaran 'Merilin'. While I was excited to take a ride on this large hydrofoil, the old part of the city of Tallinn was a most lovely place to visit, even if I only allowed myself a very short day return trip! Some time not too long after this, 'Jaanika' was sold to another operator and the company then exclusively operated catamarans.
The first Olympia, 'Laura' was introduced on the Helsinki to Tallinn route in 1993 while 'Jaanika' was delivered in 1994.
Overall Length = 43.3m
Hull Beam = 8.4m
Foil Width = 14.0m
Hullborne Draft = 4.6m
Foilborne Draft = 2.6m
Displacement (min) = 103 t
Displacement (max) = 135 t
Passenger Capacity = 200
Fuel Capacity = 6 t
Water Capacity = 2 t
Propulsive Power = 4000 kW
Propulsion Engines = 2x MTU 16V 396 TE 74L providing
2000 kW each at 2000 RPM
Gearboxes: 2x ZF BW 755S reverse reduction each driving
a fixed pitch propeller via inclined shaft.
Operational Speed = 35 knots
Range = 300 Nautical Miles
Operational Limitation = 3.5m wave height, Beaufort 7.
Hull Structure = Aluminium
Reason I have included so many detailed photos is that perhaps someone will be inspired to build an accurate scale model (including interior!) of this well presented hydrofoil...