Jurien Van Rongen

Chief Operating Officer

Jurien entered the marine industry in the late 1980s as one of the first apprentices at Austal, a company that would eventually become Australia’s largest shipbuilder. Jurien owned and ran several businesses for many years, established Evolution Commercial as a founding partner in 2010 and became a founding shareholder of Echo Yachts in 2014. He has a wealth of knowledge in all facets of boat building and hands-on experience building vessels up to 86m long.

Jurien leads by example and with great enthusiasm. He is inventive, forward thinking and in applying his extensive knowledge, has created significant efficiency gains for Echo Yachts including a focus on machinery and processes to reduce man-hours in production as well as developing and implementing new software that streamlines projects.

Jurien has a “Can Do” attitude with a vision for the company that is instrumental in driving its future success.