The Spirit 100’ combines classic beauty, unrivalled construction technique, sophisticated underwater foil profiles and a highly efficient modern rig. With a displacement of less than 50 tonnes, the Spirit 100’ is a quintessentially classic, yet contemporary sailing yacht, which turns heads wherever she goes.
Spirit’s flagship and existing 100’ is the iconic thoroughbred Gaia. Designed and built for competitive racing and family cruising in the Mediterranean, Gaia embodies the essence of a Spirit yacht built for racing as well as relaxed leisure sailing. In terms of competing, at 48 tonnes the Spirit 100’ has an impressive strength to weight ratio for a yacht of her size.
With options for the latest in sail design and technology, carbon mast and rigging, carbon rudder, full stainless steel 2 speed electric self-tailing winches and custom deck gear, the Spirit 100’ can be tailored for ultimate performance.
Of Gaia’s racing pedigree, her skipper comments, “Her best performance is in sub 14 knots, light winds is where she shows her true colours. Gaia is like a big 40 footer sail, although the crew has to be on top of it to ensure we perform to our best when racing. As a crew we take things seriously and we love a challenge, it’s all about the right balance of man power, timing and team work.”
The Spirit 100’ is as elegant down below as she is above deck, with four sky lights from the coach roof flooding the area at the bottom of the companionway with natural light. An owner’s cabin with two large beds, dressing table and en suite shower, and two guest cabins sharing an en suite shower comprise the guest accommodation, with additional skipper’s cabin and crew cabin. A well equipped galley on the port side leads into a central saloon area with tan leather sofa and dining table, complemented by a discreet flat screen TV and surround sound music system throughout the yacht. Alternative layouts can of course be specified.
Gaia’s skipper admits she never fails to turn heads, “Gaia’s flush decks, smooth lines, low freeboard and the curved overhang of her transom make her a truly beautiful yacht. When we come in to a marina we have queues of people waiting on the dock just to catch a glimpse of her.”