The 84m aluminium vessel will also be the largest tri-hulled superyacht ever built; with tri-hull configuration allowing for an impressive 20m beam which in turn will accommodate a vast deck expanse and palatial interior spaces. Construction will take three years from start to finish.
The arrangement also includes the construction of a 46m fibreglass catamaran that will be deployed as a support vessel for the larger build. The catamaran will carry 12 tenders designed with a range of sporting and exploratory capabilities. A 12m tender will be equipped with full navigation systems and high tech 3D sonar’s for the exploration of seabeds and sunken wrecks.
Both the superyacht and the support vessel will feature unique hull forms and the construction processes will incorporate numerous state-of-the-art build techniques and bold engineering ideas.
Mark Stothard, director of Echo Yachts commented, “Together with my partners Jurien Van Rongen and Nick Gardiner, we are thrilled to have been selected to head-up this project and, we are very excited about the world-class credentials of those who will be working with us.”
The superyacht’s external design and interior styling will be led by Fremantle-based and world-renowned superyacht supremo, Sam Sorgiovani.
One2three Naval Architects, who operate from both Sydney and Henderson, will act as the project’s naval architects.
Construction of the support vessel is already well under-way with completion scheduled for late 2015. Designed by New Zealand’s LOMOcean, the vessel boasts the project’s hallmark and cutting-edge hull forms, lightweight lay-ups and state of the art build techniques.
For more information visit Echo Yachts.