Spirit Yachts will now be run by Karen Underwood after former CEO Sean McMillan stepped down in February
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Karen Underwood on the future of Spirit Yachts as new CEO

9 March 2023 • by Gabrielle Lazaridis

Last week it was announced that Spirit Yachts would be led by existing managing director Karen Underwood, while founding CEO Sean McMillan moves away from the role to act as a brand ambassador and consulting designer for the British yard. It was also revealed that Spirit Yachts received a significant injection of capital from a new majority group of owners, positioning the company for growth on the back of its 30th-anniversary milestone. BoatPro News caught up with Underwood to learn more about what the future holds for Spirit Yachts as she prepares to lead the iconic sailing yacht builder into a new era.

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