Spirit Yachts reveals in-build P70 motor yacht

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Spirit Yachts has revealed that it is building a 21.7 metre motor yacht at its Suffolk-based yard. Due for a spring 2019 launch, the P70 classic motor yacht has been commissioned by a “knowledgeable owner” and was designed by Spirit Yachts’ head designer Sean McMillan.

When complete, the owner operated yacht will be capable of cruising 1,000 nautical miles at 18 knots to enable the owner to cross the North Sea without having to refuel.

The P70 build has followed the same core processes as Spirit’s sailing yacht hulls, the yard said, and includes a layout stipulated by the owner.

This will see the master cabin placed at a separate end of the boat to the guest accommodation, while the dining saloon will be open plan and placed next to the galley, as there will be no crew on board.

The wheelhouse will sit midships on the main deck leading into the main saloon. This will be equipped with a TV, bar and panoramic views from the forward windows. The accommodation and living area meanwhile will sit on the lower deck.

The ensuite owner’s cabin will sit forward and be equipped with a bath and single ensuite cabin, that can double as an office. The yacht will also feature a hydraulic crane capable of deploying a 3.7 metre RIB.

Twin Man i6 800hp engines will provide a cruising speed of 18 knots and top speed of 25 knots.

Spirit Yachts managing director Nigel Stuart said the yard is experiencing “increasing demand for motor yachts.” “Spirit Yachts is known for its custom sailing yachts, but we are seeing increasing demand for motor yachts tailored to suit an owner’s cruising plans,” he said.

“We are renowned for our design style, build quality and engineering expertise, so we know we can successfully deliver world-class motor yachts alongside our portfolio of sailing yachts.”

Other yachts under construction at the yard, include the 33.9 metre Spirit 111 sailing superyacht, which began interior fitting in December.