Design number: Year: 2009
The exciting new 85’ ecHo project is under construction at Monte Fino’s newly expanded state of the art production facility in Taiwan. This dramatic new cruising motor yacht project will be the talk of the industry when it is launched next year as she incorporates the very best thinking from designer Rob Humphreys along with the next generation of engines and equipment featuring advanced technology to provide more fun and enjoyment as well as higher resale values.
One of the core fundamentals of this exciting project is that the boat must itself be a destination rather than just a means of getting there. A yacht on which an owner will want to spend time and where speed, in consequence, is of very much secondary importance. The challenge has been more to offer fun and facilities with much reduced drain on unsustainable resources.
The resulting design eludes an explorer-style approach, with great dedication having been applied towards producing a very significant addition to the Monte Fino family. An extensive CFD and tank testing program was undertaken to ensure optimum efficiency through both the displacement and semi-displacement speed regimes.