"An evolutionary refinement of the existing model lineup."

- Cruising World

Spirit 46 Classic

The Spirit 46′ is one of the earlier Spirit Yachts’ designs and is the ideal yacht for fast-paced racing or coastal day-cruising.  Clean lines, long overhangs and timeless looks combined with carbon spars and modern sail wardrobes result in an easy to handle, dynamic, high performance cruiser-racer.

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


A super efficient sail plan and a very flat run aft, these yachts are capable of planing speeds 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. The sensitivity of the Spirit 46′ is so great the lightness of touch and responsiveness on the helm are a complete joy.

Once the adrenaline rush of such performance is over and the mooring beckons, the interior provides delightful accommodation for up to five people. A Vee berth cabin forward is separated from the saloon by a full width head compartment, whilst in the saloon, amidst the beautiful panelling, the seat backs fold up to provide two wide settee berths. The galley contains all that is necessary to feed a hungry crew, and the sleeping arrangements are completed by a  pilot berth aft of the navigation table.

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. Due to the flexibility of the Spirit 46’, there are several existing yachts that currently race together at the major classic regatta venues.