At just over 14m long with a sleek underwater profile, the Spirit 46 is the ideal yacht for fast-paced racing or coastal day-cruising. She has the clean lines, long overhangs and timeless looks of all Spirit Classic yachts, and with a displacement of only 4.5tonnes, she is lightweight and easy to handle. As a result, the Spirit 46 is a popular choice for owners looking for either a competitive racing yacht, a simply laid-out coastal cruiser, or elements of both. Whilst Spirit has a portfolio of existing designs, all yachts are customised depending on an owner’s criteria.
With an efficient sail plan and a flat run aft, the Spirit 46 is capable of planing speeds of up to 18 knots. With all controls led aft to the cockpit, short-handed or single-handed sailing is accomplished with ease, whilst a regatta can be undertaken with a crew of just four. Several existing Spirit 46 owners race annually together in the Spirit of Tradition class at UK and international regattas.
The dimensions and displacement of the Spirit 46 allow her to be easily and economically transported by road or by sea, which opens up new cruising or regatta possibilities.
With accommodation for up to four people, the Spirit 46 offers the option for day or weekend cruising with family or friends. A forward ‘v’ berth cabin is separated from the saloon by a head, whilst in the saloon, the seat backs fold away to provide two wide settee berths. Sleeping arrangements are completed by a pilot berth aft of the navigation table. A simple yet efficient galley provides ample facilities for short-term catering.