The Taiwanese builder of Monte Fino motoryachts, Kha Shing, has upgraded its facilities to enable it to build yachts up to 44m (144ft) in length.

This is the final stage of a $20m, two-year investment programme that has included adding another 15,000m2 to the existing facilities and the building of two additional sheds.

Currently the length of the largest Monte Fino built to date stands at 37m, but the Monte Fino sales team is optimistic that this will soon be exceeded.

“Our model range has been transformed over the past two years,” says Nigel Stevens of Monte Fino Europe, “with the addition of the 26m (85ft) Eco-yacht and the more sporty S-range, and we are currently finalising the first of yet another new line which we look forward to announcing shortly.”

Monte Fino Yachts are built by Kha Shing Enterprises in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Founded by the Gong brothers in 1977, today Kha Shing is one of the largest builders of motoryachts in Taiwan and one of the largest boatbuilders in the world, with more than 1,000 craft launched over the past 30 years.