Responding to demand for a day sailor designed for coastal or lake sailing, Spirit Yachts is currently building a new Spirit 30. The yacht has the timeless lines of all Spirit’s modern classic sailing yachts, with long overhangs and uncluttered decks. Her light displacement (1.4tonnes) and performance rig deliver optimum cruising speeds or the opportunity for competitive racing.
Spirit Yachts managing director Nigel Stuart commented, “The Spirit 30 was designed following several approaches about a versatile day sailor, particularly suited to European lake sailing. The project also presented a good opportunity for us to challenge some of the products we currently use in construction and look for more eco-friendly replacements.”
The hull of the Spirit 30 was built using Sipo Mahogany ring frames and Douglas fir planking, all from sustainably managed forests. Instead of a fibreglass external skin, Spirit Yachts used flax material, which was bonded to the hull using a new bio-based epoxy by PRO-SET®.
Nigel Stuart added, “Following several tests, we were comfortable using the flax and bio resin combination to seal the hull. The long term goal is to be able to use bio-based adhesives on the structural elements of the yacht.”
The Spirit 30 currently in build houses a Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 FP electric drive system powered by lithium ion batteries (2 x 48-5000) and a Torqeedo 650W battery charger. Durable, smooth and sustainable Lignia decking gives way to a Sipo Mahogany cockpit with tiller steering. Rigging is nitronic rod rigging complemented by carbon fibre mast and spars. All sail controls and halyards are led through the mast to below deck and controlled from one central electric winch via clutches forward of the centre thwart.
In the Spirit yard, the hull of the Spirit 30 is now complete and has been rolled over to allow for interior fit out to begin ahead of constructing the cockpit and laying the deck.
At only 9.15m long with a displacement of 1.4tonnes, the Spirit 30 can easily be transported on a road trailer, adding to the versatility of this simple yet classically beautiful yacht.
To enquire about the new Spirit 30, contact email@example.com or call +44 (0) 1473 214715.
See below for the build process on the Spirit 30.
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