"24m SPIRIT"

CONSTRUCTION Timber / Composite
LENGTH 24.6 m
BEAM 7.8 m
DRAFT 1.6 m
POWER 2 x 600 hp
FUEL 8000 litres
CRUISE 10~22 knots
SPRINT 25 knots
RANGE 2500+ nautical miles

Although sharing similar styling cues to her sports fishing predecessor 'Ultimate Lady', 'Spirit" was conceived as a private motor yacht, but also with corporate charter requirements in mind. 

Displacing 50 tonnes, Spirit cruises at 22 knots, sprinting at 25 knots from her twin 600hp MAN diesels, and with sufficient range for Pacific island cruising. 

Accommodation includes a master suite of majestic proportions, a large VIP suite with queen sized double berth and a guest cabin, incorporating a double berth with a pullman single. All cabins are equipped with ensuite bathroom facilities and a jacuzzi located on the upper deck is a luxurious addition for Spirit's guests.

Another striking feature of the boat is the 16m2 elevator platform located on the aft wingdeck. Situated 1m above the waterline, the platform can be lowered to 500mm below the water, making it ideal for retrieval and deployment of the tenders and as an artificial beach for swimmers and divers.

Spirit was built by Austral Yachts, Whangarei, New Zealand.

The following picture shows Spirit shrugging off a significant slam when her skipper decided that the safest place to be before an incoming storm reached its full ferocity was offshore. This was preferable to being stuck in a small Mediterranean harbour with a multitude of other poorly secured fishing boats and yachts. No other boats would dare leave the harbour - testament to Spirit's excellent sea keeping.


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