The Spirit 65DH (Deckhouse) was designed by Spirit Yachts to fulfil a couple’s dream of cruising in the UK, Mediterranean and Caribbean. The brief from the owners was to create a beautiful yet practical cruising yacht that leaves minimal impact on the environment. Family life is at the focal point of the Spirit DH65, with an open plan galley and breakfast bar designed to emulate the owners’ kitchen at home. Personal touches continue throughout the interior making the Spirit 65DH a true ‘home from home’ yacht for her owners and their children.
The 65DH has a Bermudan sloop rig with carbon spars, nitronic rod rigging and 4T FORTE™ recyclable sails from OneSails. The yacht has eco features throughout and includes twin Oceanvolt variable pitch saildrives, which will regenerate 21kW Lithium Valance batteries. A Fischer Panda 48v generator has been installed as a back up if required.
On deck, all controls are within easy reach in the cockpit, running rigging is led aft, and Lewmar electric winches have been fitted to facilitate short-handed bluewater cruising. Large lazarette lockers in the stern provide plenty of storage for diving and watersports equipment, as well as an inflatable tender with Torqeedo electric outboard. A deck socket and crane with accompanying winch has been fitted for easy launch and recovery of the tender.
Smooth and sustainable Lignia decking gives way to the raised Sipo Mahogany coachroof, which forms the deckhouse section of the yacht. With panel windows on every side and 360degree views of the horizon, the deckhouse doubles as an interior navigation station with Raymarine instruments and a guest seating area.
Down below, the natural upholstery colours selected by the owners complement the walnut cabinetry and exposed Sipo Mahogany ringframes. White timber bulkheads and deckhead retain a light and elegant feel throughout the interior.
Upon descending from the deckhouse, passing a starboard-side Pullman cabin, the interior reveals an open plan galley and saloon. Unlike many Spirits, the 65DH has a breakfast bar with high stools incorporated into the galley, which serves as the dining area. The galley is well-equipped for long distance passages and cruising in style with a fridge, freezer, four-hob electric oven, dishwasher, filtered drinking water tap and coffee machine.
Forward of the galley is a lounge-style saloon with an L-shaped sofa to port, which faces two Chesterfield armchairs on the starboard side.
Aft of the galley, on the port side, is a double cabin with accompanying head comprising an electric toilet, basin and rain shower.
Situated forward of the saloon is the ensuite master cabin. A double bed with steps either side and storage drawers underneath is complemented by a starboard-side table with integrated storage compartment and mirror. The port-side ensuite comprises an electric toilet, basin and rain shower.
LED lighting, air conditioning and USB ports throughout complete this spacious interior designed to have all the comforts of home.