The Spirit 111 is an awesome retro classic sailing yacht with incredible interior design and state-of-the-art technology.

The Spirit 111 combines the grace of classic sailing yachts but with modern technologies like hybrid propulsion with a 100 kW electric engine by Torqeedo, supported by four 40 kWh BMW battery packs. The boat can run about 30 nautical miles with the electric drive. The electric motor also works as a hydrodynamic generator to regenerate the batteries while sailing. Furthermore, there are two 25 kW generators as a backup solution.

Nigel Stuart, Managing Director of Spirit Yachts comments:

“It is important to the owner that he can spend the majority of his time away from marinas enjoying sailing and anchoring in bays. Using electric propulsion to regenerate the batteries whilst sailing, the yacht will be able to operate for up to four days at anchor without having to plug into shore power or start the two onboard generators. When the yacht crosses the Atlantic, as long as there is adequate wind, she will not need to consume any fossil fuels.”

Sean McMillan – founder and head designer at Spirit Yachts, created the elegant exterior design of the sailing yacht.

A wave-styled interior design

This kind of interior design is far away from this world and has been penned by Rhoades Young and the shipyard’s in-house team.

Rhoades Young partner Jonathan Rhoades commented:

“It was a joy to work with a client with an absolute passion for design. The brief was a combination of his love for furniture and organic architecture. The client had recently visited Antelope Canyon in Arizona and this was the catalyst for the idea of the warm soft flowing walls creating unique focal points within the room. Whilst appearing simple these twisting forms are co-ordinated perfectly with the beautiful skylights above creating a calm and tranquil ambiance. These elegant forms not only twist and peel to create counters but uniquely create the intimate backdrops for the highly detailed ‘steam pieces’ which blur the line between furniture and sculpture. It has been an absolute privilege to work on this project with the client and the craftsmen and women who created it.”

The systems of the hotel functions are optimized for low energy consumption. The Webasto air conditioning and heating system have two eco modes (and a maximum as well). The system is efficient enough to run the air conditioning also in the tropical areas over the night. Hot water is stored in a high density insulated tank.

The freezer and the fridge are custom-made equipment and using high-efficient compressors and CryoGel to hold very low temperatures.

Main Specifications of the Spirit 111

Length over all:33.90 m
Length Waterline:24.00 m
Beam:6.40 m
Draft:4.05 m
Displacement (light):58.000 kg
Displacement (fully loaded):65.000 kg
Ballast Ratio:45 %
Sail Area:450 sqm
Rig Type:Fractional Bermudan Sloop