• United Kingdom
  • New Cut East IP3 0EA Spirit Yachts Ltd

company History

the Most known Builder of wooden, or >classic, the boatbuilding industry was founded by designer and sailor Sean McMillan in 1993. It was his second attempt to do business. A year earlier, the Bank withdrew the entire startup McMillan Yachts, and along with housing Sean.

In the room of the old farm in Suffolk Sean and his partner Mick Newman made the first Spirit 37. She impressed the connoisseurs of elegance and speed.

the Founders of Spirit Yachts were inspired by the classic boat 1930, with the use of modern technologies of wood processing and forming blocks.

Even with orders, Macmillan and Nyman never left the farm, while their life is not forced. In 2003, Spirit Yachts has started to build 70 ft, which just did not fit in the old hangar. According to another version, the police asked the workers to find another place noise. The new building of the shipyard was the Old Wet Dock in the centre Ipswich.

worldwide fame with Spirit Yachts have received with the release of the 2006 film "Casino Royale "where James bond walked on the Grand canalVenice the elegant Spirit 54. After filming, the boat was immediately sold, and Spirit Yachts was able to prove that classic never goes out of fashion.

In 2007, Spirit Yachts have built the first fully wooden 100 ft boat Gaia. The yacht was so beautiful and fast that it is now laid her increased 111-foot version.

company Status

the Crisis of 2008 was a test for Spirit Yachts. But the company managed to survive and even to get a British award for achievements in entrepreneurship.


the Shipyard Spirit Yachts is Ipswich Haven Marina. The area of the yard is 1500 sq m. the production employs about 60 people.


exclusive Spirit Yachts builds sailing yachts from 11 to 30 m in length, entirely of wood. Model range divided into line Classic, Deckhouse and Cruising. Are separately superyacht Spirit of 100 or more feet. Every boat, and all of them built more than 60, is a work of art, with a corresponding cost.

Motorboats Spirit are the object of reverence of fans. Boats Spirit even more rare than sailboats, therefore, the secondary market for them is a real hunt. Exclusive offer from Spirit Yachts can be considered their projects to The Royale and Spirit P70 — motor yacht of the highest quality.

In 2018, Spirit Yachts celebrated 25th anniversary victories in regattas and the laying of the first sailing boats with a hybrid power plant. Yacht Spirit 111 >has a 4-BMWi batteries that are charged while driving under the sails.


the Name of wood, which are made of body, Spirit Yachts, sound like music. It is Oregon pine, Sapele, cylindrical, Cuban mahogany, natkanski cypress. The interior is used teak. Boat work light and fast, for example, Spirit 46 speeds up to 20 knots.

a Passionate yachtsman Sean McMillan believes sailing race Yachts the philosophy of Spirit, and therefore his own Spirit 52' Flight of Ufford is constantly on the start of the next "classic" regatta. Here, McMillan draws inspiration and ideas for projects, because Spirit Yachts are not attracted to third-party designers.

Discontinued production models

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