"An evolutionary refinement of the existing model lineup."

- Cruising World

Spirit 46 Classic

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 Yachts, and 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 to a greater or lesser degree depending on an owner’s criteria.

A Spirit 46 featured in the trailer for the James Bond film No Time To Die: release date April 2020.

Spirit 46 Classic

Tech Specs

Spirit 46 Classic

LOA:46'3" 14.15m
Beam:9'3" 2.83m
Displacement:4.5 tonnes
LWL:33'10" 10.3m
Draft:6'6" 2.0m
Sail Area:684sq.ft

“The main “attraction” (to Spirit Yachts) was definitely the design of the 46’; she looks beautiful, très jolie.” 

- Eric Levet, owner of Spirit 46’, Ilhabela II


With a super efficient sail plan and a very 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.

With accommodation for up to four people, the Spirit 46 is the ideal weekend boat. A ‘v’ berth cabin forward 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.

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.  Whether you are looking for relaxed, weekend sailing with family or competitive regatta racing, the Spirit 46’ is an elegant, quick and easy to handle yacht.