|DIMENSIONS & DATA:
||Timber / Composite
||2 x 600 hp
||2500+ nautical miles
||NZ MSA 70 pax
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
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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