Kha Shing begins ecHo construction

Kha Shing begins ecHo construction

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.