Unveiled: British S/Y Spirit 111 takes shape
The 34-meter wooden pearl of the British sailing yachts builder is well underway, as show the recently revealed photos from Spirit Yachts' facility in Suffolk.
This one-mast wooden yacht with carbon spars was commissioned by an experienced yachtsman, who plans to attend the superyacht regattas in the Mediterranean. The boat's sleek exterior is work of Spirit Yachts CEO and head designer, Sean McMillan, while her minimalistic, yet cozy interior concept was created by Rhoades Young studio.
Boasting hydraulic winches and an abundant sail wardrobe, Spirit 111 is meant both for racing and long-range cruising. Moreover, her powerful deck gear provides an option for short-handed sailing.
The yacht's innovative features include an electric drive system supported by four lithium battery banks. Those batteries are automatically regenerated under sail, and with careful consumption allow for operating over modest distances without using fuel. For longer distance propulsion, though, the owner will have the recourse of two backup generators.
All equipment – generators, water heaters, air conditioning – has been selected to ensure green credentials by consuming the lowest possible amount of power.
Spirit 111 vital statistics include a 33.9-meter overall length, a beam of 6.4 meters, displacement tonnage of 58 tons, 4.05-meter draft, and the sail area, measuring 450 square meters.
The superyacht is set to be launched in summer 2019.