Echo Yachts, a new shipyard based in the Henderson Marine Precinct of Western Australia, will build the largest superyacht every constructed in the country, an 84m tri-hull aluminum vessel. Owned by a Singpore-based family, Echo will bring together an impressive list of Australian superyacht industry names to design and construct the yacht, which will also be the largest tri-hull vessel ever built.
Featuring an impressive 20m beam that will accommodate a spacious deck and palatial interiors, the new superyacht will take three years to build. The project also includes construction of a 46m fiberglass catamaran that will act as a support vessel for the tri-hull. The catamaran will have the ability to carry 12 tenders with various sporting and exploratory features. One 12m tender will feature full navigation systems and high technical three-dimensional sonar to explore sea beds and underwater shipwrecks.
Both the yacht and support vessel will feature unique hulls, with the construction processes incorporating many state-of-the-art building techniques and innovative engineering concepts. Echo Yachts Director Mark Stothard noted that the company is exciting about being selected to direct and project, along with working with other world-class yachting industry experts.
Sam Sorgiovanni, the world-renowned superyacht designer will handle the vessel’s external design and interior styling, while One2threeNaval Architects, based in Sydney and Henderson, will work as the project’s naval architects.
Support vessel construction has already commenced, with completion slated for the end of 2015. LOMOcean of New Zealand designed the vessel with cutting-edge hull forms, lightweight lay-ups and innovative building techniques.
The news bodes well for Australia’s superyacht industry, as four vessels are currently under construction while w fifth is in advanced development. Australian-based SilverYachts are nearing completion on the 77m Silver Fast, Hull 4 in their Silver Series. SilverYachts’ 83m Silver Loft recently began construction while the 83m Silver Square is under development.
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