Spirit Yachts win The Queen's Award for Enterprise
Spirit Yachts designers and builders of exquisite modern classic yachts receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its outstanding export performance and the creation of local jobs
'Spirit Yachts Ltd designs, constructs and sells hand crafted high quality high tech wood/composite sailing and power yachts from 40 to 130ft. It started trading in 1993 and is winning the Award for the first time for its outstanding performance in increasing its export sales seven fold over three years, to nearly £3.7 million per annum, and selling over 70% of its production overseas. All these yachts are built in house and are marketed vigorously particularly by including placement of the yachts in high profile locations eg a Spirit 54 is James Bonds' personal yacht in "Casino Royale". This approach has resulted in the creation of 18 additional jobs, and has been complimented by the company's thoughtful approach to the environment and the sustainable development of hardwood forests.’
Spirit Yacht Designer and Director Sean McMillan said Great Britain still excelled in many industries and modern yacht building was one of them… “Spirit Yachts is extremely proud to receive this award from the Queen, a fantastic recognition for a World leading yacht design and build team – one that is at the forefront of the new generation of wooden yacht manufacturing”.