The Golden Age of yachting in the 1920's with the J's, the 23metres, the M' class and the big American schooners saw owners racing in the Solent, the Clyde and Harwich Harbour. Now the Big Boat scene has moved to warmer waters, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean being the most popular venues to witness the revival of Big Boat racing.
These old Classics are a finite resource and the first flurry of restorations that gave us Endeavour, Velsheda, Cambrai, Mariette, Moonbeam etc. has slowed to a mere trickle as that finite supply dries up.
The revival of interest in 'Big Class' racing has encouraged the growth of regattas at some of the most beautiful venues in the world and as a consequence the building of new large Classics. The popularity of these events has driven the development and production of so many beautiful yachts that it is true to say that in reality the Golden Age of yachting is NOW.
Spirit yachts has been at the forefront of this movement, designing and building beautiful modern classics for over 15 years. We now have now been commissioned to design a yacht to race with the 'Big Class' and the result is the magnificent Spirit 130. This yacht is the pure essence of all that has gone before but brought up to date with the most modern of contemporary design and technology.
|L.O.A 129'6" 39.6m
||Beam 23'3" 7.1m"
||Displ. 105 tonnes
|L.W.L. 88'4" 27.0m
||Draft 13'5" 4.1m
|Sail Area 7,812sq.ft.
Base Price £POA