Yacht go­ing just su­per

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

THE di­rec­tor of the com­pany brought to­gether to build the big­gest tri-hulled su­per yacht ever built says the project is track­ing well.

The 84m ves­sel is be­ing built in Hen­der­son by Echo Yachts, a com­pany fea­tur­ing a re­gional who’s who of the Aus­tralian su­per yacht in­dus­try, and was set up specif­i­cally to build yachts for a Sin­ga­pore fam­ily.

The gi­ant ves­sel will be ac­com­pa­nied by a 46m cata­ma­ran to carry a hov­er­craft, jet­skis, and other wa­ter­craft de­signed for sport and re­cre­ation, and will also come with a 12m ten­der for sea bed and sunken wreck ex­plo­ration.

Di­rec­tor Mark Stothard said the cata­ma­ran should be good to go in Septem­ber.

“Be­tween now and han­dover we will see the finer de­tailed fin­ishes be­ing done and also the en­gi­neer­ing sys­tems be­ing com­mis­sioned,” he said.

The su­per yacht, due for com­ple­tion next year, is also com­ing along nicely.

“The su­per yacht is also well on track be­ing in­stalled through­out the ves­sel.

“We still have some bow mod­ules and stern mod­ules to come, but within these mod­ules are a lot of de­tailed de­sign as they house an­chor­ing, thrust­ing and ride con­trol sys­tems.”

The su­per yacht be­ing built in Hen­der­son.

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