Spirit Yachts announces UK shipyard expansions for 2015

Luxury yacht designer, Spirit Yachts, has announced the expansion of their UK shipyard, in order to cope with growing interest in their new 110’ yacht designs. Spirit Yachts has now unveiled approved plans to expand its’ UK boat yard with building work due to be completed in early summer 2015.  The new space will have capacity for superyachts up to 120ft and will provide facilities for future growth of the existing team. 

With claimed significant interest in exclusive new drawings for a Spirit 110’ sailing yacht as well as a 110’ luxury motor yacht, the newly developed yard will provide the space for increased flexibility as well as work load.With a range of current new boats in build in the yard in Suffolk including a 46’ sailing yacht and a power 40’, Spirit celebrated the launch of the new 65’ modern classic yacht Chloe Giselle in February.  Chloe Giselle is currently being shipped to Singapore, where she will be unveiled at the highly anticipated Singapore Yacht Show 23rd to 26th April.  

Sean McMillan, CEO and head designer at Spirit commented, “Chloe Giselle represents the start of an exciting new journey for Spirit Yachts in Asia.  With our new Hong Kong office we are aiming to be at the forefront of the Asian yachting industry, whilst offering existing customers additional support in that area of the world as well as giving potential Asia-based clients the option of liaising with a local team.”

Along with these changes, the company has also announced attendance at key international boat shows and a new Hong Kong office.

In January of this year, following an absence of 16 years, Spirit exhibited at boot Dusseldorf which is fast becoming central Europe’s most popular yachting show with an international audience of over 240,000 visitors.  Upcoming Spirit attendance at high profile yacht shows includes: Singapore, Cannes and Southampton and luxury events such as the prestigious London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show in April.

Famous for the design and build of the iconic yacht on which Daniel Craig sails into Venice in the Bond film Casino Royale, Spirit recently appointed Nigel Stuart as managing director who comes from seven years at the helm of Discovery Yachts to maximise the potential of the increased waterside premises this summer, Nigel is looking to build on Spirit’s current profile by increasing consumer awareness and demand both at home and abroad.

Nigel commented, “My experience is working with yachts internationally and I plan to build awareness of Spirit Yachts not only in the UK but also in Europe and the US, where we will be attending the key boat shows.  Traditionally customers have always come direct to Spirit via peer endorsement and I intend to build on this as well as increasing the number of opportunities to introduce our modern classic luxury yachts to consumers worldwide.”

For further Information, visit Spirit Yachts


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