Luxury yacht maker prepares to unveil latest model at Southampton Boat Show

Spirit Yachts' DH63 at anchor Picture: MIKE JONES

Spirit Yachts' DH63 at anchor Picture: MIKE JONES - Credit: Archant

A luxury yacht maker based at Ipswich is set to launch its latest model at the Southampton Boat Show in September.

Spirit Yachts' DH63 sailing out Picture: MIKE JONES

Spirit Yachts' DH63 sailing out Picture: MIKE JONES - Credit: Archant

Spirit Yachts is preparing to unveil its new DH63 yacht, which makes its debut as the firm celebrates 25 years in business.

The firm which specialises in highly-crafted wooden vessels made to a high specification, and has designed its latest model for cruising and racing in the UK and the Caribbean.

Managing director Nigel Stuart said: “We worked closely with the owner to fulfil his brief of iconic Spirit style married with practicality for liveaboard cruising as well as occasional racing.”

The vessel is air-conditioned throughout, and includes natural teak flooring and white eggshell timber with a mahogany trim, a saloon with seating for six diners around a central table, a fully-kitted galley, and a suite with king-sized bed and mood lighting.

Spirit Yachts: relaxed cruising on the Spirit DH63 Picture: MIKE JONES

Spirit Yachts: relaxed cruising on the Spirit DH63 Picture: MIKE JONES - Credit: Archant

Spirit Yachts' DH63 at anchor Picture: MIKE JONES

Spirit Yachts' DH63 at anchor Picture: MIKE JONES - Credit: Archant

Spirit Yachts' DH63 under full sail Picture: MIKE JONES

Spirit Yachts' DH63 under full sail Picture: MIKE JONES - Credit: Archant

Spirit Yachts - cockpit of the DH63 Picture: MIKE JONES

Spirit Yachts - cockpit of the DH63 Picture: MIKE JONES - Credit: Archant