Fully refit to an exceptional standard in 2018, this Kha Shing Monte Fino 59-ft motor cruiser offers an exceptional opportunity for someone looking for a luxury weekend boat. With a capacity of 20 guests and 3 crew, she is also very suited to the day charter market. She boats vast outside areas, a neutral interior, and an opulent ensuite cabin.
Built in Taiwan by Kha Shing boatyard, which is now owned by Monte Fino. Merlot was purchased by her current owner 2 years ago, from a Scandinavian boater who used it as a weekend fishing boat.
In 2018, Merlot underwent a total refit to the interior; remodeling of the fly bridge was also undertaken, including a full repaint of the boat and upgrade to electronics and equipment.
Large open spaces were also added to make it suitable and comfortable for parties up to 20-25 passengers.
Merlot a great boat for day charter groups who want to explore islands, fish, snorkel or conduct weekend parties; it can also function as a live aboard boat for a single person, a couple, or a small family.
The contemporary style makes Merlot a fantastic boat for large groups of people. The boat is at its best when used for day charter operations or for overnight travels.
Merlot’s primary special feature is how it was refitted. The current owner took a lot of time to carefully and sensitively upgrade the boat, similar to how an artist gracefully respects his painting.
The large sun lounging area on the bow is excellent for those who want to relax and bathe under the sun while out on the open waters.
In terms of its capacity, Merlot boasts an incredible amount of seating for its size. This means excellent seating for a large group while still providing comfort and convenience.
Speaking of Merlot’s teak flooring, the boat boasts having wonderfully-crafted teak flooring from the bow to the stern. This makes it easy for passengers to walk throughout the boat convenient and easy.
The flybridge features a fiberglass hard top which covers all of the section, which gives good shade for the passengers and crew. The flooring is also made out of teak wood.
Finally, Merlot features a good electronics package, making it modernized in spite of its age.
People fall in love with the clean styling of the boat, as well as the combination of classic elements mixed with modern furnishing and equipment.
The layout is so spacious that even groups of 20-25 can easily be spread throughout the boat.
Merlot is built for comfort, so there are a lot of options when it comes to relaxing - on the rear deck, the fly bridge, the saloon or front covered deck area.
Soon after arriving in Phuket, the owner decided to sell the boat instead of continue charter operations. Consequently, the boat is in brand new condition, being refitted recently with modern equipment.