Nigel Stuart, Managing Director of Spirit Yachts, says:
‘The yacht’s owner has previously had an electric drive yacht, so he is knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to eco-friendly technology and its capabilities. He is extremely passionate about living sustainably onboard, which has allowed us to be bold with innovation and custom solutions.
‘The lack of hydrocarbons and the addition of solar panelled deck and main sail has allowed us to take a step closer towards creating a completely sustainable yacht.’
Head designer at Spirit Yachts, Sean McMillan, commented:
‘From afar, the Spirit 44E looks like any other Spirit sailing yacht.
'Low freeboards, long overhands, flush decks and the timeless beauty of quality wooden craftsmanship.
'Up close, she displays signs of the sailing yachts of the future.’