Behind the scenes: Building Echo Yachts’ 84m superyacht White Rabbit

Written by Charl van Rooy

In a new video that reveals the various stages of construction of the world’s largest aluminium superyacht, Echo Yachts are putting their handiwork on display with exclusive insight from shipyard CEO Mark Stothard, Project Manager Chris Blackwell and project designer Sam Sorgiovanni who discuss the challenges and triumphs of the recently-launched 84-metre project White Rabbit

White Rabbit, which took to the waters of Henderson in Western Australia earlier this month, is by now well-known as the largest superyacht ever built in the country and the largest all-aluminium yacht in the world. Specialists in working with the material, the lightweight structure of the vessel means Echo Yachts and Sorgiovanni could gain an interior volume of nearly 3,000 GT from the available 84 metres length overall. A beam of nearly 20 metres also means valuable exterior deck space comes as standard across all three exterior decks.White Rabbit launch in Henderson, AustraliaPhoto: Echo Yachts

Together with Sorgiovanni Designs, fellow Australian design office One2Three Naval Architects worked on the project by bringing their underwater expertise to the table. Together with her unique hull form, White Rabbit is designed to perform with an advanced hybrid propulsion system developed by Kongsberg/STADT and Rolls Royce. White Rabbit launch in Henderson, AustraliaPhoto: Echo YachtsWhite Rabbit launch in Henderson, AustraliaPhoto: Echo Yachts

Initial performance results are still outstanding but the fact that White Rabbit will deliver a stable and overall more comfortable ride at sea is no secret. Together with a ride control feature from Naiad, guests can look forward to a smooth and efficient experience like never before.White Rabbit launch in Henderson, AustraliaPhoto: Echo Yachts

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