Handcrafted wooden yachts

Built by a team of dedicated and skilled craftsmen in Spirit’s waterside base in Suffolk.

Modern classic design

Smooth, elegant lines and timeless looks incorporated with the latest in modern technology.

Cruising & racing performance

Strong yet lightweight with carbon spars and the latest rigging and sails, Spirits race competitively in classic regattas worldwide.

Beauty, style & performance

Welcome to Spirit Yachts

Home of the modern classic yacht

World leaders in modern classic yacht design, Spirit Yachts has a portfolio of wooden sail and power yachts from 37 foot to 100 foot+. Built using wood/epoxy construction, Spirit’s contemporary, elegant performance yachts stay true to classic styling and incorporate the latest in modern technology.

Famed for elegant beauty combined with racing performance and structural integrity, Spirits can be seen competing in classic regattas and cruising in bays all around the world. Whether it’s day sailing, long distance blue water cruising, or performance racing, Spirit’s range of sail and power yachts offers ultimate flexibility. The possibility of a custom project also provides opportunity for innovation and creativity.

All Spirits are eligible to race in the Spirit of Tradition class at classic regattas worldwide and many owners compete with annual success.  With a seamless in-house design and build process, crewing support and continuous after sales care, Spirit prides itself on high level customer service.

The modern classic yacht

Classic design teamed with modern technology

Spirit Yachts is globally recognised for its modern classic yachts and has built a reputation for classic style complemented by quality and performance.  The ingenuity of a Spirit is the seamless combination of old and new; classic design incorporated with the latest modern technology.

Spirit Yachts CEO and head designer, Sean McMillan, is renowned for creating sleek, stylish modern classic designs now synonymous with Spirit yachts worldwide.  Spirit’s iconic long overhangs, low freeboards, and swept teak decks never fail to draw attention. Sophisticated, classic design from Spirit comes hand in hand with the finest quality and craftsmanship.  Built by hand, Spirit’s yachts incorporate a range of different timbers; from mahogany to Douglas fir, teak and Brazilian sapele.

All Spirits are eligible to race in the Spirit of Tradition class at classic regattas worldwide and many owners compete annually with extremely successful results.  The criteria for the Spirit of Tradition class is yachts designed with a classical look built using modern techniques and materials.  Spirit of Tradition yachts must also demonstrate excellent craftsmanship on deck and in the hull, however they may have modern underbodies and appendages and use the latest technology in their rigs.