Adventure support yacht ‘Project Echo’ unveiled

Australian builder Echo Yachts has revealed its latest superyacht concept: An ...

Adventure support yacht ‘Project Echo’ unveiled

September 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

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Australian builder Echo Yachts has revealed its latest superyacht concept: An adventure support yacht named ‘PROJECT ECHO’. Incat Crowther have designed her naval architecture, while, Bannenberg & Rowell Design will create her living spaces.

PROJECT ECHO from Echo Yachts, in collaboration with Bannenberg & Rowell Design, Incat Crowther and Triton Submarines

PROJECT ECHO from Echo Yachts, in collaboration with Bannenberg & Rowell Design, Incat Crowther and Triton Submarines

PROJECT ECHO features a catamaran hull, which has seen strong interest on the market from both superyacht owners and captains due to the design’s superior stability, larger living spaces and greater storage capacity.

Upper aft deck for PROJECT ECHO concept

Upper aft deck for PROJECT ECHO concept

Designed as a vessel to appeal to the adventure charter market and support vessel markets, ECHO will have an L.O.A. of 50m/164ft and come in under 500GT. Among her features is a Caley A-frame submarine Launch and Recovery System (LARS) and a helicopter landing pad, while launch and retrieval of the craft is provided by a secondary 12 tonne knuckle boom crane. There is also a cargo dead-weight carry capacity of 40 tonnes with an integrated deck cargo transfer rail/tie-down system, dedicated undercroft protection and technical lockers for the submarines.

Aft view of PROJECT ECHO from Echo Yachts

Aft view of PROJECT ECHO from Echo Yachts

Echo Yachts also provides customisation options for the technical equipment, layout for amenities and living areas, and interior and exterior finishes. The shipyard will be available at the Monaco Yacht Show to discuss project details further.

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