Echo Yachts, an Australian superyacht builder, has revealed the first renderings of their two new build projects, which are reportedly on schedule and progressing well.
Under construction at the company’s Henderson shipyard facility is an 84-metre Trimaran superyacht, due for completion in 2017, and a 46-metre catamaran shadow support vessel, which, on completion in the first quarter of 2016, will open up an 80m+ build slot at the facility.
Both of the projects are being constructed for the same owner, who has many years of ownership experience.
The 84m Trimaran will be the latest in a long line of superyachts built for her new owner. Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, it will not only be the biggest built in Australia, it will also be the largest tri-hulled superyacht ever built.
Although large, the design and engineering will ensure that the superyacht can achieve a range of approximately 4,000nm with a maximum speed of up to 20 knots. Huge interior volumes will ensure ample living space on board for her 12 guests to take advantage of.
Echo Yachts, which has swelled from 70 staff in mid-2013 to around 200 employees today, with further plans to employ 300 workers within six months, will build the superyacht from the top down.
Work is currently underway on the 20m alumiunium top deck, which has been nicknamed the “Google Hut” because it will host the lastest in home theatre, entertainment, computers and communication equipment.
Alongside this, the 46m-shadow vessel currently under construction is a catamaran design that will be used as a support vessel for the 84m Trimaran upon its completion.
Built in fiberglass, 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 jet skis, a dive boat and a 12-metre catamaran for luxurious transfers from ship to shore.
An impressive strength to weight ratio will see the yacht able to efficiently cruise in a wide range of environments. A large amount of design and engineering work was invested into the project prior to build work commencing in order to ensure a construction process that is extremely efficient.
The progress of these two new projects mark the start of a long-term market presence and strategy for the shipyard, which specialises in large, custom build projects.
For more information, visit Echo Yachts.