Project Echo a Yacht Support Concept from Echo Yachts

Having recently delivered the 46m composite catamaran yacht support vessel Charley to the owners of the superyacht White Rabbit Golf, Australian custom Superyacht builder Echo Yachts have unveiled new Adventure Support Yacht project named Project Echo.

They have done so designed in collaboration with Bannenberg & Rowell Design, Triton submersibles and Incat Crowther the naval architects.

With its 50m catamaran hull form, and a 495gt, Project Echo introduces and demonstrates a totally fresh approach to both the charter Adventure Yacht and Superyacht Support vessel markets.

In addition to Bannenberg & Rowell’s exterior styling and features, Project Echo sits on a pre-proven heavy seas offshore catamaran platform providing performance, fuel efficiency, a large cargo space and stability, together with long range safety and redundancy for submarine launch and retrieval operations.

Incorporated into the concept from its inception is a custom designed Caley A-frame submarine Launch and Recovery System (LARS) developed by Caley with Echo Yachts to fold and stow flat into the cargo deck enabling helicopter landing operations or additional cargo deck space.

Primary water craft, landing craft and back-up Submarine launch and retrieval capability is provided using a secondary 12 tonne knuckle boom crane.

Other features include a cargo deadweight carry capacity of 40 tonnes, long range and heavy seas cruising capabilities, integrated deck cargo transfer rail / tie down system and technical lockers for the submarines.

The yacht can be further customised to suit client requirements in terms of interior layout, technical equipment, special interior and exterior finishes upgrades. An immediate project start and build slot is available.

Headquartered at Henderson in Western Australia, Echo Yachts is Australia’s largest builder of superyachts with purpose built waterfront shipbuilding facilities.

The company employs over 200 specialist staff many with decades of experience in all facets of superyacht build management, design and manufacture.

Echo Yachts current Sam Sorgiovanni designed 84m new build superyacht project White Rabbit Golf is a full custom design and build project.

At nearly 3000gt, she will be the largest aluminium and largest trimaran superyacht in the world, the largest and the first diesel electric superyacht built in Australia.

Completion and delivery is expected to take place during 2018.