Spirit Yachts Ltd.

Ipswich Haven Marina, New Cut East, IP3 0EA Ipswich
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telephone +44 1473 214715
Fax +44 1473 214713


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boot 2017 hall map (Hall 16): stand D53

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boot 2017 fairground map: Hall 16

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Hall 16 / D53





Spirit Yachts at DBS

Visit Spirit Yachts in Hall 16, Stand D53 to view a Spirit 37', find out more about Spirit Yachts' range of sail and motor yachts, or to discuss a custom project.

Spirit Yachts managing director Nigel Stuart is available every day during the show; please either come to the stand or contact enquiries@spirityachts.com to book a private appointment.

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Product category: Sailing Yachts/Cabin Boats (Sail)

Spirit 47CR

The first yacht from Spirit Yachts new cruising range, the Spirit 47CR is shortlisted for a European Yacht of the Year Award at this year's Duesseldorf Boat Show.

Built using wood/epoxy construction, the Spirit 47CR is a production yacht featuring a high level of customisation to suit an owner’s preferences and cruising plans.

The design has more volume for cruising and features modern fittings and the latest deck hardware, including carbon spars and rigging.  The 47CR boasts an impressive power to weight ratio offering the option for competitive Spirit of Tradition racing.

An owner’s suite forward includes a king-sized bed, accompanied by an en-suite comprising a toilet and shower with overhead hatch for natural light and ventilation.  Guests are made to feel at home in the aft double cabin with queen-sized bed, complemented by a separate bathroom.

Entertaining is at the heart of the 47CR with a large saloon and a stunning, handcrafted wooden dining table with seating for six diners. To the starboard side of the companionway is a large, forward facing navigation table with a single navigator’s berth behind and stowage for Almanac, pilot books, charts, and instrumentation.

Complete with carbon fibre mast and boom with nitronic rod rigging, the Spirit 47CR is well equipped for performance sailing.  Handling is smooth with a 42” mahogany and stainless steel wheel fitted with steering brake and a single lever throttle and gear change lever situated within easy reach of the helm position.  Helm instruments are fitted to the client’s requirements.

LOA: 14.33m 
LWL: 10.25m
Beam max. 3.55m 
Draft: 2.04m
Displacement 8.2 tonnes
Power 39hp Yanmar 3JH5E
Drive: Single screw shaft drive with Gori folding propeller, through 2.6:1 reduction gearbox. 
Fuel: 270 ltrs, approximate cruising range: 600 Nm.
Water: 400 ltrs tank with pressurised hot and cold supply.
Rig: Carbon fibre mast and boom with Nitronic rod rigging.

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Company news




Jan 4, 2017

Spirit Yachts invests in new UK boat building yard

British modern classic yacht designer and builder Spirit Yachts will unveiled its new, energy efficient facility in December at its waterside headquarters in Ipswich, UK.  The new building doubles Spirit's current premises and will allow the company to expand its workforce.

Located adjacent to Spirit Yachts’ current premises, the new yard has LED lighting, modern heating systems, and efficient insulation and extraction.  In anticipation of the extra build space, Spirit Yachts has already hired ten new team members and is recruiting two finishers and additional boat builders.

Spirit Yachts managing director, Nigel Stuart, comments, “We have enjoyed a successful 12 months and intend to sustain our current growth with continued investment.  Following a turbulent few years for the marine industry, it is key for British boat builders to adapt to the market.  We are responding to consumer demands by offering a wider range of designs; including bespoke projects incorporating the latest technology and our popular new cruising range.”

New builds at Spirit Yachts have recently started on a 63foot Deckhouse and a 70foot motor yacht, with an order confirmed for a 52foot sailing yacht and strong interest in both the cruising range and a superyacht.

Spirit Yachts CEO and head designer, Sean McMillan, adds, “The additional space houses production mezzanines and a mechanical testing area.  It doublesthe size of our existing lamination table, which allows us to increase the number of ringframes that can be built simultaneously and in turn increase efficiency.”

With access via a 7.5m x 8m rolling door, the new 750m₂ facility will allow Spirit Yachts to work on yachts up to 150feet long.  The vast entrance also permitsrefit and repair work on existing modern classics with their keels on, meaning all projects will be protected from the elements.

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About us

Company details

Located on the east coast of the UK, Spirit Yachts is led by renowned yacht designer Sean McMillan, who has a portfolio of wooden sail and power yacht designs from 37' to over 100' superyachts, including bespoke projects.

Hand-crafted using wood epoxy construction, Spirit Yachts are immensely strong yet lightweight; offering a carefully considered balance for performance Spirit of Tradition racing and blue water cruising. 

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Boats and Yachts