New Spirit 111 Superyacht departs Ipswich on her maiden voyage

Spirit 111 passes under the Orwell Bridge on her maiden voyage
posted on 9th March 2020 within

The new Spirit 111 superyacht has departed Ipswich for final commissioning trials and passage to the south coast.

Locking out of the dock soon after 0500 on the morning high water, the 34m yacht had to wait off Fox’s Marina for sufficient air draft to ensure her 42m mast cleared under the Orwell Bridge.

Having originally welded up the vessel’s back bone and ring frames in duplex stainless steel and subsequently supplied various key components throughout the build process, the team at Fox’s was delighted to be able to complete their support effort this morning by delivering fresh bacon rolls to the waiting crew!

The Spirit 111 has been designed and built in-house by Spirit Yachts to be one of the most environmentally friendly sailing superyachts ever created. The sloop-rigged yacht is also the largest single-masted wooden yacht to be built in the UK since Shamrock V in the 1930s and the team at Fox’s Marina & Boatyard couldn’t be more proud to have played a role in her build.

Read more about the work Fox’s Marina & Boatyard has carried out for Spirit Yachts on the Spirit 111

Find out more about Spirit Yachts and the Spirit 111