Setzer Design Group has been working with Kha-Shing Shipyards in Taiwan on their Monte-Fino line of superyachts. The first look at the new 19 and 34 metre designs reveal vessels that are both sleek and futuristic and loaded with all the special features of world-class Sport-Yachts.
Kha-Shing may be best known for its production of the Hargrave and Trader brand yachts. Kha-Shing has also been successfully producing the Monte-Fino line of vessels, predominately for the European market, over the course of many years. Now with the help of Setzer Design, the line-up has been completely remade for introduction to a world-wide audience with the timely inclusion of new hull forms and drive lines as well as all-new layouts and styling that address the tastes and needs of current yachting markets.
The all-new 19m (62’) Sport Yacht will achieve speeds up to 35 knots by using Pod-Drives. With a beam of 5.3m and a relatively shallow draft of 1.1m, the vessel still holds 3,800 litres (1,000gals) of fuel and offers a variety of cruising speeds and ranges based on the final power plant selection. The yacht includes three staterooms below, one of which is a full-beam master. The galley is half a level below the main deck and includes the salon and pilot area under a retracting sunroof. The aft deck includes a sunning pad and dining areas and access to a crew lounge and cabin below. The swim step is accessible from either side, and lifts to reveal a tender garage positioned above the engine space. A flybridge version will be offered as well.
The all-new 34m (112’) Sport Yacht addresses traditional yachting needs with new and refined style. With plenty of volume to accommodate large fuel and water stores, as well as generous cabins for owners and guests on the multiple levels, this new design offers up a fresh look complete with all the expected amenities. There are three guest staterooms and one master suite below while the crew cabins and lounge are still placed aft of the engine space. A galley and open lounge are forward on the main deck and a generous salon and dining area are aft of the pilothouse central zone. An oversized main aft deck is an important feature of the design with its large dining area, bar and sunning lounge. The flybridge is multi-level and includes seating, a bar, grill and hot tub amenities. With a beam of 6.9m (22’6”) and a draft of 1.9m (6’ 3”), this hull form will hold ample fuel stores for extended cruising and yield top speeds from 18 to 26 knots depending on selected powering options.
Setzer Design was tasked with taking the Monte-Fino line in new directions. These designs represent a departure from the yard’s past and the opening of a new chapter -- for a series to come into its own place within the industry.
Ward Setzer, yacht architect, hopes that once again the creative spirit that he feels has permeated the studio for the past few years has spread successfully to Monte-Fino and taken shape in these unique, fresh and innovative designs.