Humphreys Yacht Design (HYD) has unveiled initial plans for an ‘ecologically friendly’ 26m (85ft) motoryacht that the studio is developing for Monte Fino Yachts.

The ‘ecHo’ yacht takes its name from the fusion of ‘H’ from Humphreys and ‘eco’ from ecological. The low emission-focussed explorer style yacht will be an all-weather vessel.

As of autumn 2009 tank testing and CFD work is underway, with tooling expected to begin at the Kha-Shing Shipyard in Taiwan by the end of the year.

Founded in 1974, HYD is based in Hampshire, UK.

Monte Fino Yachts are built by Kha Shing Enterprises in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, one of the island’s biggest shipyards.