Spirit Yachts’ association with the James Bond franchise began when a Spirit 54 was chosen to feature as Daniel Craig and Eva Green’s yacht of choice in the 2006 film Casino Royale. Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre followed and now 007 is set to reignite his love affair with Spirit Yachts in the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die. A Spirit 46 features in the trailer for the latest film, which has a release date of April 2020.
When searching for a yacht to feature as Daniel Craig’s transport of choice into Venice in the James Bond film Casino Royale, the production company looked for a classic, British yacht oozing style and elegance. They settled on a 54foot yacht named Spirit.
Handcrafted by Spirit Yachts’ skilled team in Suffolk, Spirit has the clean lines synonymous with Spirit Yachts’ design as well as the iconic mahogany topsides, teak decks and modern rig. Down below she has two double cabins with ensuites and a spacious living area, complete with mahogany dining table and well-equipped galley.
Following the build in Suffolk, Spirit was shipped to the Bahamas before the Spirit Yachts team sailed her to Puerto Rico and through the British Virgin Islands to Tortola Harbour, before she was shipped to Croatia and then sailed to Venice. After being de-masted to fit under the various bridges (the rig came in and out a total of 10 times!), 54-foot Spirit was the first sailing yacht to go up the Grand Canal in 300 years. Watch the yacht in action here.
No Time To Die:
Further details of Spirit Yachts’ involvement in No Time To Die will be released in 2020.
“We are delighted to have been included in the official trailer for the new James Bond film No Time To Die, which continues our relationship with the Bond franchise. We can confirm a Spirit 46 was used during filming earlier this year but we are unable to provide further details at this stage. No Time To Die will be released in the UK in early April and we look forward to seeing the full length film.”
Sean McMillan, Founder and Chief Designer, Spirit Yachts