Echo Yachts to build 84m superyacht and 46m support vessel

A Singapore-based family has formed Echo Yachts, a yacht builder based in Western Australia’s Henderson Marine Precinct. The new company will undertake the building of the family’s yachts. This includes an 84 metre aluminium vessel which is currently underway, and upon completion, will be the largest ever superyacht built in Australia.

The superyacht will also be the largest tri-hulled superyacht ever to be built - with tri-hull configuration allowing for an impressive 20 metre beam which in turn will accommodate a vast deck expanse and palatial interior spaces. Construction will take 3 years from start to finish.

The arrangement also includes the construction of a 46 metre 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 12 metre tender will be equipped with full navigation systems and high tech 3D sonar’s for the exploration of sea beds and sunken wrecks.

Commenting on the project, Echo Yachts director Mark Stothard said, “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.”

Construction of the support vessel is already well underway with completion scheduled for late 2015.

By Gemma Fottles

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