Taiwan’s Kha Shing Enterprises has started constructing the first of its newest model in the Monte Fino range.

Designated hull 84/6, the 26m (85ft) ecHo is a GRP-built motoryacht that takes its name from the ‘H’ in Humphreys Yacht Design (HYD) together with ‘eco’ for its eco-friendly characteristics.

ecHo owners can select a full package that includes upgrading to a hybrid engine system with electric propulsion/generator units, frequency converters, battery chargers, lithium batteries, fresh-water cooling and a full battery management system.

The yacht’s design also allows for grey-water recycling and waste compaction equipment, while high-quality insulation for the hull and superstructure ensure that energy requirements for heating and air conditioning are kept to a minimum.

The ecHo hull 84/6 will be ready for delivery to its new owner in the summer of 2011, says Kha Shing.