84 Metre Tri-Hulled Superyacht To Be Built In Australia
Published: Wednesday, 13 August 2014
A Singapore-based family has formed Echo Yachts, a yacht builder based in Western Australia’s Henderson Marine Precinct. The company will build the family’s yachts, including what it claims will be the largest ever superyacht built in Australia.
The 84-metre aluminium tri-hulled vessel has a 20-metre beam, which will accommodate a vast deck and palatial interior spaces. Construction will take three years.
The company will also build a 46-metre fibreglass catamaran that will be deployed as a support vessel for the larger yacht. The catamaran will carry 12 tenders designed for a range of sporting and exploratory uses. A 12m tender will be equipped with full navigation systems and high tech 3D sonar for exploring the seabed and sunken wrecks.
“Together with my partners Jurien Van Rongen and Nick Gardiner, we are thrilled to have been selected to head-up this project,” says Mark Stothard, Echo Yachts Director. “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, superyacht expert, Sam Sorgiovani. One2three Naval Architects have also been commissioned.
Construction of the support vessel is already underway with completion scheduled for late 2015. Designed by New Zealand’s LOMOcean, the vessel boasts the project’s hallmark cutting edge hull forms, lightweight lay-ups and state of the art build techniques.