Kha Shing launches the first Monte Fino ecHo 85 motor yacht
by Raphael Montigneaux
The Taiwanese yard Kha Shing announces the launch of the first Monte Fino ecHo motor yacht, one of the first yachts to be produced in their new facility. Eagerly awaited since her initial presentation, this series satisfies all expectations.
Built in composite with a length of 25.9 metres, the Monte Fino ecHo 85 is designed by Humphreys Yacht Design, the H of ecHo meaning Humphreys. She's a modern eco-friendly vision of an explorer-style motor yacht.
Designed to be efficient at displacement and semi-displacement regimes, the ecHo series is optimized to reduce the fuel consumption and emissions. She's also powered by the latest generation of twin 715hp Cummins engines and equipped with advanced technology. Her expected top speed is 16 knots, with a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 8.6 knots. The first ecHo also comes with Twin Disc transmission with QuickShift function. She can be easily maneuvered and docked with Twin Disc Express Joystick System.
The interior, designed in a contemporary European style, accommodates eight guests in a full-beam master, a VIP and two twin cabins. The crew quarters for three members are located aft.
Currently under sea trials, the first Monte Fino ecHo 85 will be delivered at the end of the year. Sisterships are already under construction with deliveries scheduled in 2013 and 2014.