Handcrafted wooden yachts

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

Modern classic design

Smooth, elegant lines of a classic yacht incorporated with the latest in modern technology.

Cruising & racing performance

Built for comfort and speed, Spirit yachts are designed to suit individual lifestyle.

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+. Designed and built by hand, 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, Spirit yachts can be seen competing in classic regattas and cruising in waters across the globe. Whether it’s day sailing, long distance blue water cruising, performance racing or a live-aboard lifestyle, 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 Spirit yachts are eligible to race in the Spirit of Tradition class at classic regattas worldwide and many existing Spirits compete with annual success.  With a seamless in-house design and build process, crewing support and continuous after sales care, Spirit prides itself on 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 yacht 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, elegant lines and swept teaks 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 Spirit yachts are eligible to race in the Spirit of Tradition class at classic regattas worldwide and many existing 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.