Spirit Yachts 50CR
Specifying LIGNIA Yacht
As part of their drive towards a more sustainable future in yachting, Spirit Yachts specified LIGNIA Yacht for its durable and sustainable qualities, as well as its similarity in appearance to teak.
Manufactured from a softwood - radiata pine - LIGNIA Yacht is modified to resemble the properties of hardwood such as teak, making it the sustainable alternative to teak decking.
Radiata pine is a fast growing species and is able to be harvested at just 22 years old, in comparison to teak trees which could be over 100 years old.
All of the wood used to create our LIGNIA Yacht product is sourced from FSC® certified plantations and is therefore taken from well-managed forests where good ethical practices are also in place.
Our product was therefore the ideal candidate for a beautiful, classic yacht offering a sustainable solution without compromising on the warmth that natural wood brings to a boat.
Launch of the Spirit 50CR
The 15m Bermudan sloop, which is designed for cruising and racing around the UK and Europe, launched at the Southampton Boat Show 2019.
At the show, Spirit Yachts were awarded the first Environment Award, due in part to their use of LIGNIA Yacht.
Ipswich-based Spirit Yachts have now committed to using LIGNIA Yacht on all their standard new builds as part of their move to a sustainable future for the company.
Nigel Stuart, managing director of Spirit Yachts, said, 'Having looked at all the options out there, LIGNIA is the only product that's come close to matching teak and in fact, in some ways, it's exceeding it.'
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