The Spirit 74’ Spirit of Galatea received impressive reviews on her debut. Boat International magazine commented, “Sailing her is a dream, and testament to the knowledge and skills of Sean McMillan who couples classic yacht styling with carbon rigs and modern performance underwater profiles.”
The client’s brief was simple: to build the most beautiful yacht possible with no compromise on quality and performance. The result was “Galatea” a Classic Spirit with fan skylight windows in the coachroof blending seamlessly with the classic lines of the deck and smooth hull design. The huge cockpit, designed for the best of Mediterranean cruising, and sweeping aft deck offer plenty of space to relax.
The spacious saloon is bathed in natural light from the fanlight windows above and provides the ideal space for relaxing and entertaining. Galatea is designed for eight guests across three Pullman cabins and a forward double ensuite. All Spirit’s designs can be customised to suit and the Spirit 74’s interior may be configured to have three or four en-suite cabins.
Performance remains at the forefront of the 74’ design with a fantastic power to weight ratio and the potential for speeds of over 20 knots in the right conditions. The helm is superbly balanced, with motion through heavy seas quiet and gentle. The first Spirit with a full hydraulic power package, as well as top of the range systems and high performance rig ensure she is competitive on the regatta scene.