Another proud moment for team Evolution!

The lads at Evolution have done us all proud once again, as our latest creation rolls out the door in readiness for launch early tomorrow morning.

Back to our core roots we have created a 24m cat crew transfer cat for CITIC Pacific.

It is great to see a large international’s company like CITIC placing orders with local builders and putting back into the community, recognising the value of quality and the after sales local support.

True North Refit time!

The mighty True North is now in our sheds at Evolution Commercial undergoing our annual refit.

We are repainting most of the True North this year and other major jobs include both stern tubes being replaced and the stbd exhaust sponson and side plates are being replaced as well.

As per our normal refit practice, she will present better than new at the end of the month and totally ready for this years cruise season.

Our Evolution team and some of the True North team are working 24 hours shifts to ensure we get on top of the big jobs early!

True North, back for Refit

TN on slip

True North is back in town for her annual refit and is now safely up on our slip at the AME facility.

Everything went according to plan and am pleased to say that this years refit should be relatively routine when compared to last years 10 year refit, whereby we swapped out main engines and gensets.

Between now and the 22nd of Feb True North will have everything addressed that needs attention that will bring her back to as new condition and to be ready for another 11 months of Adventure cruising in some of the world’s last frontiers.

The refit will be done by way of the 2 teams of Evolution Commercial and the True North teams coming together to do what is required to bring the vessel back to as new condition.

As we cruise in extremely remote locations throughout our cruise season, nothing is left to chance.




Flash Worker Series 2!

Flash Freddy Thumbs Up-900

I have now finished the 2nd version of the ‘Flash Worker’ series videos.

This one is of one of our workers Freddy Jung acting as our ‘Flash Worker’ whilst making a new porthole for the new super yacht.

The team are becoming quite engaged with the concept and are all thinking about what new activity they can come up with to qualify for being selected as the ‘Flash Worker’ next time.

A bit of fun and you can view the video here.

Flash Worker Hull Moves

Flash Worker Hull Move

This morning was a big milestone here at Echo Yachts and Evolution Commercial whereby the aluminium modules we have been working on for the centre hull of the 84m Super we are building came together as one.
True to our company catch cries of ‘dare to be different’ and ‘Anything, anywhere, anytime’, our team came up with a very innovative solution to move these heavy modules around that were too big to handle with our overhead cranes.
Each leg of the modules were supported by lifting tablets that function in the same manner as mini hovercrafts, thus allowing the structures to be moved with limited force.
In fact for the first move, we promoted one worker, Auto, to be the Flash worker for the day and after donning the Flash worker T shirt he single handedly pulled the 35 tonne module across the floor.
You can see the Flash Worker Video here
Stay tuned for more ‘Flash Worker’ updates!

True North up for annual refit

True North on Slip 900

Its that time of year again and True North is up on our slip at Evolution Commercial for our 10 year refit!

In those 10 years we have circumnavigated Australia and PNG 10 times with numerous cruises in-between the circumnavigation and the main engines clocked up over 27,000 hours!

We did not do the Southern Safari cruise this year in order to give us more time for the refit as we are pulling out the old engines and boxes and also the genets, with all new gear going back in!

The Evolution refit team are all over True North at the moment and things are all tracking on schedule.

By early March she should be back to as new condition as she always is when she sails away after refit and ready for another solid years cruising.