The 40m motor yacht design ECHO is a creation by OB Yacht Design

OB Yacht Design is an international team of young designers and engineers:

  • Ana Ceovic – Transportation designer, Croatia
  • Andrea Rigillo – Naval Engineer, Italy
  • Carlo Corona – Architect, Italy
  • Kate Mills – Interior Designer, United States
  • Michael Habetmichael, Marine Engineer, Ethiopia

ECHO has been developed for an experienced superyacht owner from Italy to use by himself and his family. The 40m three-deck semi-displacement motor yacht has a low profile with a masculine yet elegant exterior design.

The sundeck with fixed bimini contains Jacuzzi, sun loungers, wet bar, and a seating area. Other outdoor seatings are on the main deck aft and the upper deck on the owner’s private terrace. The bow area has a pop-up outdoor cinema.

Motor Yacht ECHO OB Yacht Design

Powered by a pair of MTU 12V2000 M94 with a total power of 2900 kW at 2450 rpm, ECHO reaches a maximum speed of 17.20 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. The operating range is 3.500 nautical miles.

The tender garage aft transforms into a beach club with a rain shower. Alongside the tender, the yacht carries diving gear, Seabobs, jet skis, and more.

Motor Yacht ECHO OB Yacht Design

Interior of M/Y ECHO

The interior of the motor yacht ECHO welcomes up to ten guests in five cabins with en-suites. That includes the full-beam owner’s suite on the upper deck with a desk to manage the business, two VIP cabins on the main deck’s forward area. The two guest cabins are on the lower deck, together with the crew quarter for six persons. Furthermore, there is also a gym and a spa. The captain’s cabins have been placed on the upper deck direct to the wheelhouse.

OB Yacht Design comments:

“The owners love of texture is present throughout the interior.
The layering of textures and the mix of materials feels
timeless with a modern twist, which in turn gives the owner
an interior that is simple, sleek and sophisticated”.

The owner enjoys fine wine and cigars, so he requested a separate space with a glass wall and a ventilation system.

Interior Motor Yacht ECHO OB Yacht Design

“The interior has been designed to connect the outside with the inside. To let natural light flow throughout,” the design team said.

Main Specifications of M/Y ECHO

Length over all:40.00 m
Beam:8.20 m
Draft:2.30 m
GRT:1.850 t
Displacement:357.50 t
Maximum Speed:17.20 knots
Cruising Speed:14.00 knots
Engine:2.800 kW
Fuel:60.000 liters
Range:3.500 nm

General Arrangement

Motor Yacht ECHO OB Yacht Design