Spirit Yachts has launched a new 34m sailing yacht, the largest single-masted wooden sailing to be built in the UK since the 1930s.
With the Torqeedo electric propulsion system capable of powering the yacht for up to 30nm at eight knots on battery power alone, the Spirit 111 has been designed to be one of the most environmentally-friendly superyachts ever created.
“The yacht is incredibly complex in her design and engineering and we are very proud of what we have delivered,” said Spirit Yachts’ MD, Nigel Stuart. “It’s been a challenging journey, which has given us the opportunity to innovate and gain insight for future superyacht and eco-focused builds.”
Designed by Sean McMillan with the environment in mind, the Spirit 111 is one of the few superyachts capable of cruising without professional crew aided by its Lewmar hydraulic deck hardware and recyclable OneSails GBR (East) 4T FORTE sails.
The air conditioning uses variable speed with eco options and the water is heated using a Webasto system which heats water only on demand. Below decks, the interior, developed in partnership with Rhoades Young, has a unique, curved design with walls and bulkheads flowing in an ‘S’ shape.
Guests have the choice of two double ensuite aft cabins or a starboard side double VIP cabin. The forward cabin holds the master suite and all heads have solid timber sinks integrated into the worktop and power showers.