SPIRIT YACHTS REVEALS NEW DECKHOUSE DESIGN
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26 Jun 2020
The Spirit 72DH (Deckhouse) Photo: Spirit Yachts
SPIRIT YACHTS LTD
Spirit Yachts has released designs for its new Spirit 72DH (Deckhouse) currently in build at its waterside yard in Suffolk.
Due to launch in 2021, the new Spirit 72DH is the first Spirit yacht to have carbon integrated into her build, delivering the same strength as a stainless steel reinforcement cage, but with less weight.
“By using carbon in the reinforcing structures we have saved over 800kg versus the stainless steel equivalent, which optimises the overall performance of the yacht once she is on the water,” explained Spirit Yachts’ managing director, Nigel Stuart.
On deck, the Spirit 72DH has a Bermudan sloop rig, carbon mast and boom from Hall Spars, nitronic rod rigging and electric Lewmar winches. A sail wardrobe from OneSails comprises a mainsail, self-tacking jib and conventional jib, code zero, and an asymmetric spinnaker.
Solbian solar panels sit flush with the Lignia decking and serve as lazarette covers. The panels will charge Mastervolt Lithium Ion batteries (a total of 20kW) and the yacht is powered by a Yanmar 4LV150 engine with a high output Mastervolt alternator delivering a maximum speed of 10 knots.
Below decks, accommodation for eight is split across one crew and three guest cabins and the standard Spirit mid-level seating and navigation area linking the cockpit and main interior space is gone in favour of maximising the living area.