Spirit 46 Wins Big at Boat Show

Voted “Best New Sailboat” at the 2010 Newport Boat Show, the UK-built Spirit 46 is a gorgeous modern classic. The cold-molded wooden yacht sports glamorous looks reminiscent of the meter yachts and “sharp boats” of the 1930s, but features thoroughly modern design and construction techniques. The yacht weighs just 9,020 pounds, and half that weight is in the keel.

The 46’s efficient sail plan, minimal rocker and very flat run aft allow it to achieve speeds of up to 18 knots. Additionally, the boat is easy to handle and very responsive. All controls lead aft to the cockpit, making the 46 easy to sail short-handed or single-handed. Regatta competition can be done with a crew of 4.

Belowdecks, the beautifully finished interior can accommodate up to 5 people. The V-berth forward is separated from the saloon by a full-width head compartment, while the paneled saloon features seat backs that fold up to provide a pair of wide settee berths. The galley can feed a hungry crew, and the sleeping arrangements are completed by a generous pilot berth aft of the navigation table with a full complement of equipment.


  • LOA: 46’ 3”
  • LWL: 33’ 10”
  • Beam: 9’ 3”
  • Draft: 6’ 6”
  • Displ. : 9,020 lbs.
  • Sail area: 684 sq. ft.


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