Suffolk-based yard has delivered its 21.7 metre motor yacht flagship, the P70.
The yacht, which is the largest motor yacht ever built by the yard, previously hit the water at the Ipswich based yard last year. The handover of the P70 follows the delivery of the 33.9 metre flagship Spirit 111 sailing yacht earlier this year.
The yacht is the largest motor yacht built by the yard so far
Commissioned by a “knowledgeable owner” and designed by Spirit Yachts’ head designer Sean McMillan, the P70 motor yacht is a “modern classic”, the yard said.
The yacht has been completely customised to suit the owner’s itinerary and criteria, which includes the ability to cruise 1,000 nautical miles across the North Sea at an average of 18 knots.
Following delivery, the yacht will be based in the UK and cruise to Scandinavia in the summer.
The P70 will be owner operated and based in the UK
The P70 build followed the same core processes as Spirit’s sailing yacht hulls, the yard said, including a layout stipulated by the owner.
This sees the master cabin situated forward separate from the rest of the guest accommodation. The ensuite cabin is equipped with a bath and single ensuite cabin, that can double as an office.
The rest of the accommodation and living area is located on the lower deck. Aft of the galley and the main saloon are the two twin guest cabins, which share a head and shower. There will be no crew on board.
The wheelhouse sits midships on the main deck leading into the main saloon and features a TV, bar and panoramic views from the forward windows.
The yard said it was seeing “increased demand” for motor yachts
The yacht also features a hydraulic crane capable of deploying a 3.7 metre RIB. Twin Man i6 800hp engines provide a cruising speed of 18 knots and top speed of 25 knots.
Spirit managing director Nigel Stuart said the P70 launch was a “significant step forward for the Spirit Yachts power range”.
“Whilst the company’s core business remains sailing yachts, we are seeing increasing demand for larger motor yachts tailored to suit an owner’s cruising plans. We are responding to that demand by investing in innovation and expertise devoted to delivering beautiful modern classic motor yachts that perform on the water.”
Spirit Yachts is the world leader in modern classic yacht design and build. Based on the east coast of the UK, Spirit Yachts has a portfolio of customised, wooden sail and power yachts ranging from day sailors to superyachts.
Established in 1993, Spirit Yachts was founded by Sean McMillan and Mick Newman, who set out to offer yacht owners a beautiful, sustainable alternative to fibreglass, production boats. This goal remains at the core of the company’s ethos today.
From humble beginnings in the Suffolk countryside, Spirit Yachts now operates from a large waterside facility with a team of highly skilled designers, naval architects, boat builders, cabinet makers, electricians and engineers.