Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Echo Yachts delivers 46-m shadow vessel

Western Australia’s largest superyacht builder Echo Yachts has delivered a new 46-m composite catamaran shadow vessel christened Charley.

The team at Echo Yachts specialise in the design and manufacture of bespoke superyachts and shadow vessels tailoring each project to match their clients exacting requirements, style, features and performance.

Charley is the largest composite resin infused vessel ever to be built in Australia, with Naval Architecture performed by LoMocean.

The custom catamaran design of Charley provides extremely spacious interior and exterior accommodation and entertaining areas, a very large carrying capacity for a plethora of tenders and other water toys plus superior sea keeping and fuel efficient performance.

One of Charley’s most striking features is the large 12-m custom carbon fibre tender catamaran with its specially engineered launch and retrieval platform positioned at the stern of the vessel.

Charley also comes equipped with a large helicopter touch and go pad, dive store, decompression chamber and specialist sonar equipment for wreck finding and diving adventures, to name but a few of its impressive features.

The design and construction of Charley took two-and-a-half years from inception to handover and resulted in a very high standard of finish thanks to the latest 3D design and 5 axis mould cutting and vacuum resin infusion techniques employed by the shipyard.

Echo Yachts is currently building the 84-m mother ship White Rabbit Golf, which will be the largest trimaran superyacht in the world.

Styled by renowned yacht designer Sam Sorgiovanni and slated for completion in Q2 2018, the 84-m trimaran will also achieve the accolades of being the largest superyacht to be built in Australia, the first diesel electric superyacht to be built in Australia and the largest aluminium superyacht in the world.


Builder: Echo Yachts

Naval Architect: LOMOcean Design

Interior Designer: Echo Yachts 

Hull form: Catamaran

Construction Material: Vacuum Infused FRP

Length: 46.0m

Overall Length: 51.7m (including tender install off the back of transform)

Beam: 14.0m 

Draft: 3.2m

Max Speed: 20 knots

Cruise Speed: 16 knots

Range: 2,500 Nautical Miles @ 16 knots

Guests: 18

Crew: 13

Propulsion: 2 x Cummins QSK60 rated at 2013kW @ 1900rpm

Tenders & water toys:
1 x 12m Custom built carbon fibre Catamaran
1 X 7m Castoldi jet tender
1 X 6.15m Pioner multi
1 X 4.3m Navigo
1 X 2.85m Williams turbo jet
1 X 3.6m Hov Pod
4 X Yamaha wave runner

1 x Tender lift for launch and retrieval of 12m tender
1 x Decompression Chamber

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