Ginom 730: a centre console aluminium boat from Tula

The shipyard from Tula has unveiled its first 7.3-meter centre console production boat Ginom 730 with an outboard engine. What is so special about this model and why is it worth the attention of both fishermen and all those keen on recreation on the water?
May 30 2024 • by Alexander Shumskiy 6 minutes to read
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The length of the Ginom 730 is 7.30 m, and the beam is 2.52 m

The Ginom 730 features a hull and a superstructure of aluminium and the exterior and interior design completely developed at the Tula shipyard

As it often happens, the facility in Tula, which is not famous for its waters among yachtsmen yet, appeared quite by chance. The future founder of the shipyard wanted to buy a boat, but failed to find what he was looking for, and decided to build it on his own. The first boat was followed by another, and another, and two years ago, in 2022, a company called “Tulskaya verf” appeared. 

“We have built boats like the Ginom 730 before, but they were custom-made. The Ginom 730 that you can see now is our first production model”, says Maxim Dubinin, General Director of the shipyard. They started with making cabin boats, but later decided to extend the range and paid attention to centre console boats, which are quite popular in Europe and America, but are almost not manufactured in Russia. 

The length of the Ginom 730 is 7.30 m, and the beam is 2.52 m
The length of the Ginom 730 is 7.30 m, and the beam is 2.52 m

Centre console boats have a number of benefits compared to totally open ones thanks to a more convenient organization of moving around the boat and a partly enclosed helm station. At the same time, just like open boats they allow you to feel surrounded by the water and in contact with the environment, which is often impossible for enclosed powerboats. 

“This boat can also be used for fishing, as there are pockets for storing and poles for four spinning rods here. Other fishing gear can be installed here, too. But primarily this boat is meant for recreation”, comments Maxim. 

The first Ginom 730 is of silver-blue colour
The first Ginom 730 is of silver-blue colour

The exterior design turned out to be harmonious. With a length of 7.3 m and a beam of 2.52 m the boat looks modern and stylish, and her profile is sporty and dynamic. 

Ginom 730 lounge area forward
Ginom 730 lounge area forward

The first hull is of silver-blue colour, which makes the boat stand out among others, looks good on the water and contrasts beautifully with the aluminium elements painted black. By the way, the soft light awning was chosen largely for aesthetic reasons, as it does not overload the upper part of the boat visually and copes with its main task of protecting the helm station from the sun well. There is an option of a hardtop, too, but it will be more massive and add weight.

Ginom 730 helm
Ginom 730 helm

The Ginom 730 can have up to 8 people on board. They can relax on a large C-shaped sofa forward or a double sofa aft. One more guest can keep the captain company on a double helm seat. It is convenient to move about the boat not only at anchor, but on the move, too, so the areas are integrated. 

Convenient walkways allow one to move all over the boat easily
Convenient walkways allow one to move all over the boat easily

The shipyard decided not to make a lot of lockers to avoid cluttering up the space, so there are just two of them: one is concealed under the sofa forward, and the other one, which is large enough for storing equipment, is under the sofa in the aft cockpit. Smaller things can be stored in two-tire open pockets, and there is a space for a portable fridge of 85 litres under the helm seat. 

There is a portable fridge of 85 litres under the helm seat
There is a portable fridge of 85 litres under the helm seat

It was really pleasing to see that not only the sofas and seats were finished with light marine vinyl with dark gray inserts, but the sides from the inside, too. This immediately gave the interiors a finished look, and it makes it much safer to move around. Another smart detail is cup holders all over the boat. 

Niche with cupholders on board the Ginom 730
Niche with cupholders on board the Ginom 730

There is a small head hidden behind the door in front of the helm. As Maxim explained, they decided to install a bio toilet instead of a stationary one, as it is much easier to maintain and to store it in winter. 

There is a small dayhead behind the door forward
There is a small dayhead behind the door forward

There’s a space left at the top of the console for a chartplotter or some other equipment, there are also cupholders and space for storing and charging devices. 

The first unit comes with a 200 hp outboard Yamaha F200 BETX, but there is also an option of more powerful engines and twin ones with a maximum allowable power of up to 500 hp. The provisional top speed is 65 km/h (36 knots), which still has to be confirmed during the trials and corrected for various engine options.

Sofa in the cockpit
Sofa in the cockpit

I was pleasantly impressed with the first Ginom 730. It is a maximum convenient and easy to operate boat, which is very likely to go on improving. But even the first hull is quite robust.  I’d probably like to see at least some small bar area with a sink and a stove, but they say that the next hulls will have it. We are looking forward to testing the Ginom 730. Hopefully we’ll be able to do it in the nearest future and surely will share our impressions with you. 

Locker under the sofa in the cockpit
Locker under the sofa in the cockpit

By the way, the Ginom 730 will be showcased at the Moscow Yacht Show 2024, which will be held on June 14-16 at the Royal Yacht Club at Vodny Stadion.

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