Those of you who’ve attended the Monaco Yacht Show in recent years may remember seeing Spire Boat exhibit its speedboats/tenders in the tenders area. The company’s principals got their start in professional powerboat racing and decided to expand into the pleasureboat market, establishing Spire Boat in 2006. (On an interesting side note, Spire Boat takes its name from an Old English word, spīr, which means propeller.) As for Henry Ward, he’s the designer behind the Cockwells tender for the Vitruvius megayacht Grace E and who partnered with BMT Nigel Gee for the famed Recreational Island concept design.
The Spire Yacht 46, measuring 46 feet (14 meters) and with a beam of 12’6” (3.85 meters), should take eight months to build. Spire Boat plans to employ carbon fiber and composite construction for the catamaran. This, plus a pair of 662-hp to 1,350-hp Mercury Racing stern drives, should permit the Spire Yacht 46 to see cruising speeds around 65 knots and a blistering top end of 90 knots. That means you and up to five or six other passengers, depending on the seating arrangement, will have smiles literally plastered to your faces. What’s more, tests conducted by Spire Boat’s engineering team show that the Spire Yacht 46′s fuel consumption at cruise speed should be about 92½ gallons per hour (350 liters per hour), less than you might expect.
More than you might expect, however, are the catamaran’s accommodations. Three staterooms, one being an owner’s stateroom with an en suite head, will be aboard the Spire Yacht 46. A shared head serves the other staterooms and can double as a day head. A small galley will take care of lunches and snacks while you’re out on the water. Another nice feature: The two helm seats can pivot to face dining tables and the rest of your guests. Those tables are further removable.
Upping the ante on luxury, Spire Boat and Henry Ward Design are offering an optional seawater hot tub in the foredeck sunbathing area, adorned with 240 carats of diamonds. For those of you with simpler tastes, the Spire Yacht 46 comes standard with a diving board extending from the port side here, and can be ordered with sunpads to cover the engine hatch. Either way, the tender has a gullwing door-like opening in the windshield to access the foredeck.
Spire Boat will be at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show and is taking appointments to discuss the Spire Yacht 46. Contact the company or fill out our contact form, and we’ll put you directly in touch with the appropriate parties at Spire Boat and Henry Ward Design.