The Kha Shing shipyard in Taiwan has been producing the Monte Fino line since the 1980s, with U.S. distribution beginning in the mid-1990s. The line is among the few worldwide that still offer fully custom motoryachts up to the 120-foot range. The yacht pictured here is the newest to join the Monte Fino family, the Monte Fino 100 RPH.
Humphreys Yacht Design, hired in 2007 to give the Monte Finos a makeover, lends the 100 RPH modern appeal, with nice expanses of windows and a dramatically flared bow. Note also the inclusion of side decks, which don’t impinge on the 22’5” beam. Up top, she features an open flying bridge shaded by a hardtop; owners can opt for an enclosed bridge instead, creating an intimate skylounge.
Inside, the owner chose an on-deck master stateroom and three guest staterooms below decks. The captain and crew are housed aft of the engine room. They can access their accommodations via a transom entrance or a stairway from the aft deck. The owner further requested the addition of two sets of crew-only stairs, though curious guests may venture along one on occasion. That set leads from the flying bridge to the interior helm station. The other stairway leads from the galley to the flying bridge, to simplify serving drinks and snacks. Amenities on the flying bridge include the ubiquitous Jacuzzi, a sunpad, a dining area, and a bar.
While certification is optional overall for the Monte Fino 100 RPH, the owner of this first delivery requested compliance with RINA and MCA.