WHY BUILD WITH
“TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW YOU WILL BE MORE DISAPPOINTED BY THE THINGS YOU DIDN’T DO THAN BY THE ONES YOU DID. SO THROW OFF THE BOWLINES, SAIL AWAY FROM THE SAFE HARBOR. CATCH THE TRADE WINDS IN YOUR SAILS.”
To create a Spirit yacht, is to craft something unique to be cherished and shared. As designs come to life on the page and sections of wood evolve into a hull, the evolution of a Spirit is a fascinating and enthralling process. It is a truly creative and collaborative process between the owner and the Spirit team.
Whether bringing to life a cruising yacht, a competitive racer or a powerful motor yacht, Spirit delivers on each and every client brief.
Inspire your imagination by exploring the online portfolio of Spirit projects, then contact the team to discuss your ideas.
“ONE CAN’T APPRECIATE THE SKILL AND CRAFTSMANSHIP THAT GOES INTO CREATING A SPIRIT UNTIL YOU SEE IT EVOLVING STEP BY STEP. THE PRIDE THAT EVERYBODY TAKES IN THE QUALITY OF THE FINISH IS IMPRESSIVE.”
WOOD IS AT THE HEART OF EVERY SPIRIT YACHT.
The hull construction of a Spirit begins with the laminating of wooden ring frames over full-size computer-generated patterns. The ring frames are positioned upside down onto a ‘strongback’ before the centreline structure is laminated as one continuous structure over the entire length of the hull.
No moulds are used in the construction process of a Spirit. The beam shelves are fitted before the whole assembly is bevelled and faired to take the first fore and aft layer of hull planking.
In the larger Spirits, the central frames are reinforced with carbon inner frames to take the load of the mast, chain plates and high-aspect lead keel below.
The hull planking is stiffened and reinforced by the application of double-diagonal veneers epoxy bonded at 45° before the whole hull is covered with an epoxy glass sheath.
This last phase is not structural but stabilises the timber to allow for the perfect hull paint finish for which Spirit is noted.
For the interior, exposed wooden frames and hull planking provide a natural warmth and beauty. Intricate joinery and exquisite cabinetmaking below deck showcase Spirit’s eye for detail and expertise.