Spirit Yachts appoints new managing director

Leading yacht designers and builders, Spirit Yachts has announced the appointment of Nigel Stuart as managing director.  Nigel will take the company into a new phase of development as they open their new Hong Kong office.  

Sean McMillan, chief executive of Spirit Yachts commented, “I am extremely excited that Nigel has joined us, he brings with him an exceptional amount of experience working with yachts worldwide and is passionate about delivering the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship and customer service.  We look forward to working together with Nigel to continue to build on the success of the last twenty years in developing the Spirit brand, recognised throughout the international yachting community for elegance, performance and spectacular craftsmanship.”

Nigel Stuart joins Spirit Yachts after leaving Discovery Yachts where he has been managing director since 2008; where he successfully developed four of the five models in the Discovery Yacht range and turned the company into a world leader in blue water sailing.

With over 20 year’s marine management experience and with a background in mechanical and electrical engineering, Nigel is the perfect choice to lead the Spirit team into the next phase of their development. 

Sean McMillan will continue as chief executive and chief designer with Kevin Felix remaining as chairman.

For more information visit Spirit Yachts.

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