Planned to launch in summer 2019, the Spirit 111’ construction started May 2017 at Spirit Yachts’ waterside headquarters in Suffolk. Commissioned for an experienced yachtsman, who plans to attend the superyacht regattas in the Mediterranean, the Spirit 111’ will be set up for both cruising and racing with carbon spars, hydraulic winches and an extensive sail wardrobe.
The impressive new superyacht is set to be as eco-friendly as possible to enable the owner to spend sustainable periods of time onboard using minimal fuel. Innovative features include an electric drive system, supported by four lithium battery banks, which will power the yacht for modest distances or when manoeuvring. Under sail, the system will automatically regenerate the batteries, and with careful consumption the yacht will operate solely under battery power. For longer distance propulsion, the owner has the option of two back-up generators.
Green credentials have been considered throughout the yacht’s systems; the air conditioning, galley equipment, generators and water heaters will be set up to consume the lowest amount of power possible. All equipment has been carefully selected to produce the minimum possible levels of emissions when in operation and during any future maintenance.
The Spirit 111’ is designed by Spirit Yachts CEO and head designer Sean McMillan, whilst Rhoades Young has created the interior design concept in Spirit’s first collaboration with an external design agency.
Accommodation will be for up to eight people, with further details on the interior layout to be revealed later in the year.
With carbon spars and rigging and options for the latest in sail technology, the Spirit 111’ sports powerful deck gear providing the option for shorter handed sailing whether it be leisure or racing.
The cockpit is designed with the sailing functions away from the occupants of the main seating area to create minimum disruption.