Echo Yachts, a superyacht builder headquartered in Western Australia, has announced that work on two new build projects is on schedule and progressing well.
Under construction at the company’s Henderson facility is an 84m trimaran superyacht due in 2017, and a 46m catamaran support vessel, due in the first quarter of 2016. Both projects are under construction for the same owner.
The 84m new build will be the latest in a long line of superyachts built for her owner and is the culmination of his many years experience. Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, “the yacht will be the biggest superyacht ever built in Australia, and the largest tri-hulled superyacht ever built”, the company says in a statement. Huge interior volumes will ensure ample living space for 12 guests.
The 46m shadow vessel is a catamaran design that will be used as a support vessel for the 84m superyacht on its completion. Built in fibreglass with cutting edge vacuum infusion processes and high tech laminates, the vessel has been designed by LOMOcean in New Zealand to house a fleet of 11 watercraft including a 12m catamaran. The yard says an impressive strength to weight ratio will see the yacht able to efficiently cruise in a wide range of environments.
Echo Yachts says that a large amount of design and engineering work was invested into the project to ensure a construction process that is extremely efficient without any compromise on quality.
These two new projects mark the start of a long-term market presence and strategy for the yard, which particularly specialises in large, custom projects. On completion of the 46m in the first quarter of 2016, Echo Yachts will have an 80m+ build slot available and is seeking inquiries for new build projects.