Australian custom Superyacht builder Echo Yachts is excited to unveil their new Adventure Support Yacht aptly named ‘Project Echo’ designed in collaboration with renowned industry experts Bannenberg & Rowell Design, Triton Submarines and Incat Crowther Naval Architects.
With a strong focus on both form and function, plus its 50m catamaran hull form, the 495 GT ‘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 cutting edge exterior styling and features, ‘Project Echo’ is designed on a perfectly suited and pre-proven heavy seas offshore catamaran platform providing class leading performance, exceptional fuel efficiency, superior cargo space and stability, plus optimal long range safety and redundancy for submarine launch and retrieval operations.
Innovative technical features incorporated into ‘Project Echo’ from its inception include a custom designed Caley A-frame submarine Launch and Recovery System (LARS). In addition, to offer the ultimate and safest solution in submarine launching functionality, the A-frame LARS has been developed by Caley with Echo Yachts to fold and stow flat into the cargo deck enabling seamless Helicopter landing operations or additional cargo deck space.
Primary water craft, landing craft and back-up Submarine launch and retrieval capability is provided via Project Echo’s secondary 12 tonne knuckle boom crane.
Other class leading 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 dedicated undercroft protection and technical lockers for the Submarines.
True to form, Echo Yachts offer a full suite of options and ‘Project Echo’ can be further customized to suit each Clients exact requirements in terms of interior layout, technical equipment, special interior and exterior finishes upgrades.