Echo Yachts, based in Henderson, Western Australia, has announced more details of its superyachts in build – the biggest-ever Aussie superyacht in the form of an 84-metre trimaran, and a 46-metre catamaran support vessel.
The 84-metre trimaran (above) is designed by Sam Sorgiovanni and as well as being the biggest-ever Aussie superyacht, is the biggest trimaran superyacht ever. She is due in 2017, while the 46-metre catamaran support vessel is due in the first quarter of 2016. Both projects are under construction for the same owner, who the yard says has many years of ownership experience.
The trimaran boasts huge interior volumes that will ensure ample living space on board for her 12 guests, while the 46-metre shadow boat will support the larger vessel, and include a fleet of 11 watercraft.
On completion of the 46-metre project, Echo Yachts says it will have an 80-metre-plus build slot available and is seeking enquiries for new-build projects.
These two new projects mark the start of a long-term market presence and strategy for the yard, which specialises in large custom projects. The yard’s management says it is confident that this opportunity represents an interesting prospect for owners looking to take advantage of an attractive exchange rate on the Australian dollar and Echo Yachts’ offering of a high-quality, no fuss build.
The yard adds it is able to build any hull form in aluminium, steel, composite or a combination of these materials, and says it is a particularly appealing option for potential owners based in the nearby Asia-Pacific region, where yacht ownership continues to rise in popularity.
Echo Yachts’ senior management of Mark Stothard, Jurien van Rongen and Nick Gardiner say their investment into selecting the right team is already paying dividends in the quality and on-schedule and on-budget builds of the two new projects.