“We have applied the same level of attention to detail and technicality to the P40 as we do to our range of sailing yachts. She offers ultimate flexibility as a day cruiser or superyacht tender.”

- Spirit Yachts CEO and head designer Sean McMillan on the Spirit P40

Spirit P40

The Spirit P40 design has been consistently customised to suit the needs of different owners over the years.  In each variation of the P40 design, three things remain constant: performance, beauty and quality craftsmanship.

Crafted from sustainable timber using Spirit’s highly developed wood-epoxy construction technique, the P40 is a performance cruising yacht weighing only 4.5 tonnes.  Whilst the P40 has slightly less volume than production yachts of her size, the loss in volume is a major gain in performance.  With a true planing lightweight hull, the P40 delivers a top speed of 35 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 28 knots.  Speed over the water is complemented by smooth handling and impressive fuel efficiency.

Semi displacement power boats of a similar size cannot reach these speeds and the inefficiency of such designs generates lackluster handling and poor fuel economy.

The P40 hull design stays true to Spirit Yachts’ 1930s-inspired, elegant style and combines a flared bow with a tumblehome stern.  The dramatic shape of the bow offers excellent wave-piercing characteristics with spray being thrown well clear of the yacht. The interior and deck layout can be designed to suit any criteria including layout, itinerary and appliances.

Spirit P40

Tech Specs for the semi enclosed version

Spirit P40

Displ:4.8 tonnes
L.W.L. :11.1m
Draft :0.5m
Power :2 x 260 Yanmar other options avaiable


The cruising option layout includes an open-plan double-berth, although additional accommodation in the deck saloon can be incorporated. With options for dining space below or alfresco in the cockpit, there is also the possibility to specify an enclosed or semi-enclosed wheelhouse. The cockpit galley is well equipped with an electric hob, ample storage for crockery and provisions accompanied by a sink and fridge down below.

Fully air-conditioned with a fitted 220v generator, the P40 also includes an en-suite with separate shower and an electric flushing toilet. A bimini, aft deck shower and swim platform with fold down swim ladder on the transom provide added cruising benefits.

Displacing only 4.5 tonnes, the P40 is powered by two Yanmar 260hp inboard engines, which deliver a top speed of 36 knots and a cruising speed of 29 knots.