Chris Blackwell

Project Manager | Sales & Marketing

Chris began his career in shipbuilding as a Designer with Austal Group in 1998 on large high speed passenger ships and cruise yachts projects, rising through the ranks to become a Project Technical Manager with the company.

His talents saw him take up the role of Design Manager on Hanseatic Marine | SilverYachts’ inaugural project MY Silver in 2005. During his 9 years with SilverYachts, Chris helped create numerous award winning Superyachts, managed international luxury outfitting contracts, provided Client Liaison and Marketing Support and held the position of Project Manager of Silver Fast.

As the former Secretary of the Marine WA Industry Association, Chris championed the West Australian shipbuilding industry domestically and abroad. He continues to promote the W.A. industry through his involvement with the national bodies Superyacht Australia and Australian Commercial Marine Group.

Chris joined Echo Yachts in 2014 bringing with him a wealth of Superyacht design, management and industry experience, a solid work ethic, as well as his high attention to quality and detail. He promotes a positive and straight forward approach towards shipbuilding, striving to achieve a great result for all stakeholders.