Back inside the large Spirit hangar, Sean MacMillan, Spirit co-founder and chief designer, leads a tour around the yard, which is pressing full steam ahead with no fewer than five new builds, all in the yard’s signature strip-plank build method. There is simply no other boatyard in the world today that is serial building sizeable sailing and motor yachts in this volume, and in wood: the yard, founded in 1993, is on its 76th build. First off, we see a P40 nearing completion. She might have lots of tumblehome and a stepped sheer, but the twin-V8 diesels will propel her from standstill to plane in seven seconds, with a speed that matches its name – and then a bit more for good measure. She’s the sixth in the ‘P’ series, the first one having been built around the turn of the millennium for the use of an island commuter in the Stockholm archipelago.
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