UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018: White Rabbit celebrated her official launch on Saturday:
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Though she doesn’t officially launch until next month, White Rabbit was the honoree during a big celebration at Echo Yachts. The owners and the shipyard wanted to show select special guests how the four years of planning and construction are culminating in Australia’s largest superyacht, and the world’s largest trimaran.
Her volume alone is significant, approaching 3,000 gross tons. Then consider her LOA is 276 feet (84 meters), and beam is 64 feet (19.6 meters). Furthermore, the trimaran features diesel-electric propulsion, promising a 5,000-nautical-mile range at 18 knots. Clearly, the all-aluminum White Rabbit is a yacht not meant merely to hang around a harbor or two. She’s set to take 22 guests (and 30 crewmembers) on a variety of adventures.
White Rabbit isn’t just the largest superyacht taking shape on Australian soil. She comes from an all-Australia build and design team, too. Naval architecture, for instance, is from One2Three, with offices in Sydney and Perth. Styling, meanwhile, is from Sorgiovanni Designs, based in Fremantle.
During the VIP event, guests learned about the build process thus far thanks to video footage. They also had the chance to see the interior, which Alia Interiors created. Though full details aren’t yet available, the overall ambiance is Art Deco.
A super trimaran deserves super toys, of course. One of White Rabbit’s loyal companions will be the shadow vessel Charley, already completed. Echo Yachts built her, too, delivering her last year. At 151 feet long by 46 feet wide (46 meters by 14 meters), Charley is one of the biggest catamarans around. She’ll carry a mini armada of toys.
While Echo Yachts finishes up White Rabbit for delivery by year’s end, director Mark Stothard believes she’ll be a testament to multi-hull efficiency. “The enormous trimaran hull form and refined styling of White Rabbit create a profound and immediate Wow Factor that no other hull form can quite achieve,” he asserts. “Our team are really looking forward to launching White Rabbit and demonstrating the amazing benefits and performance characteristics this special type of yacht delivers.”