Spirit was built in composite/Kevlar to a design by Bakewell-White Design and was delivered by New Zealand Yachts in 2005. A wave piercer catamaran, she was refitted in 2007/2008 and her Ken Freivokh interior design gives her exceptional interior volume and spacious deck areas. Two canted counter balanced rudders are fitted. These allow for trimming of the vessel, similar to trim tabs, and also reduce the roll of the vessel when turning.
Accommodation is expansive, as would be expected on a catamaran of this size and consists of five cabins for 10 guests including a full beam master suite on the upper deck, Two VIP suites and two twins, all with home theatre systems linked to a central server and all with en suite bathroom facilities. In addition, she has quarters for nine crew.
Spirit will now relocate to Australia, where she will be available for charter on the Great Barrier Reef.
Her broker, Toby Maclaurin, commented: “With volume closer to that of a conventional 45m motor yacht, Spirit’s proven wave-piercing hull form offers great space inside and out as well as very efficient propulsion and greater stability when at sea and at anchor. Unusually for a vessel of this size, the owner’s suite is on the upper deck and the guest cabins are on the main deck.
Spirit was asking €7,495,000.