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The brand of Echo Yachts is instantly synonymous with the build of full custom superyachts such as 84m White Rabbit and 50m Charley. However, the Australia shipyard has another dimension which is increasingly being noticed by the world’s superyacht fleet. Boasting the largest purpose-built superyacht facility in the southern hemisphere and an array of specialised marine trades, Echo Yachts is fast becoming a mecca for refit and maintenance projects of all scope and complexity.
Superyacht refit is an ever-growing sector of the yachting industry, and despite the turbulence of 2020, this year has been no exception. From new paint jobs to full conversion projects, here is Superyachts.com’s pick of the five best refit projects of 2020...
Turkish shipyard KRM has begun a 6-month refit of Vitters superyacht Delusha. The 43m aluminium sloop, which features interior and exterior design by Hoek Design, will undergo comprehensive works at the specialised superyacht facility.
FM Architettura’s interior refit of the 59.4m Lurssen superyacht Oasis has reaffirmed the studio’s prowess in delivering cutting-edge design for many of the most prestigious superyachts in the world. The award-winning project sets a new standard in lifestyle trends, the fruit of expert craftsmanship and creative design.
Construction is well underway on Derecktor’s newest shipyard at Fort Pierce. The conversion project of this century-old Port will bolster Derecktor’s offering with another world-class repair and refit facility to service the global superyacht fleet.