Australian custom superyacht builder Echo Yachts has announced the addition of a 31-metre catamaran motor yacht design to their Design Collection.
Introduced to coincide with the 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the new catamaran from Echo Yachts is a collaboration with Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design (MMYD).
The SP30 catamaran is a fully customisable platform in terms of arrangement and specification, featuring masculine automotive exterior styling cues and a reverse bow maximising waterline length for optimal performance.
The SP30’s wide aft deck allows for a range of toys, including a pair of jet skis and Extender EXT640 6.4-metre IDRO tender to fit comfortably. A hydraulically lowering swim platform on centreline doubles to facilitate effortless launch and retrieval of the tender and provide safe guest access to the water for swimming, diving and other water sport activities.
Notably, the layout of the yacht focuses on the utilisation of the above-deck areas for living and entertaining, featuring four large guest cabins below deck, with a large master cabin forward on the main deck.
With a wide 13.3-metre beam normally akin to superyachts in the 60-metre-plus size range, the SP30 offers an extremely spacious open living and dining experience to guests throughout its main and upper deck zones.
These generous proportions offer extensive interior and exterior arrangement flexibility owing to the significant superstructure beam of 10 metres.
A deliberately casual elegant interior coupled with clever ambient lighting gives the SP30 a warm and welcoming atmosphere at night.
A simple functional layout ensures crewing requirements and operational costs are minimised for an improved ownership experience.
The SP30 will utilise the proven benefits of the catamaran hull, including natural stability and shallow draft, and provides excellent efficiency and the redundancy of having twin-engine rooms.