Nigel Stuart on Spirit Yachts’ Eco-Focus and “Tesla of the Sea”

When Sean McMillan established Spirit Yachts a quarter century ago, his philosophy was, “Design and build the most beautiful yacht people have ever seen.” Since that time, its fleet of wooden yachts has expanded into superyacht territory, encompassing power and sail, too. In fact, the Spirit 111 (below), launching next year, is among the largest Continue reading


Spirit 111: Cocoon-Like Design Among Many Marvels

Babies aren’t the only ones who like swaddling. Check out the contoured, cocoon-like spaces aboard the Spirit 111. Now a few months into the build, Spirit Yachts is showing off her most-unusual configuration. What’s more, as an owner-operated sloop, the Spirit 111 is an engineering accomplishment. The British builder’s biggest yet has curve after curve Continue reading