About M/V Sea Spirit

Our boat is named Sea Spirit, which perhaps confusingly is also the name of the company that manufactured her. She is technically speaking a Sea Spirit Yachts Passagemaker 60 model, about 63 feet long and a little over 17 feet wide, with a single main engine and three staterooms. She is a "go far" boat, not a "go fast" boat, and is built to provide safety, reliability, comfort, and operating efficiency for ocean crossing. She weighs about 108,000 lbs when fully loaded, which is about 49 long tons. YachtForums published a wonderful review of her predecessor.



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She carries about 2,100 gallons of diesel fuel, which she burns at a rate of about 5.5 gallons per hour at 9 knots, or 2.1 gallons per hour at 7 knots. Her hull is made of fiberglass, but her interior is a beautiful teak. Sparkman and Stephens did the design for Sea Spirit's Passagemaker line, and the boats are constructed by a yard called Unishine Marine in China. She is the second of six hulls so far built in this line. The founder of Sea Spirit Yachts is also the founder of Queenship, which has built many dozens of yachts in the 60' to 120' range.




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I will be posting more details about Sea Spirit, and about our selection process (which took us five years!) over time. In the mean time, I refer you to the manufacturer's web site, and to Judy Waldman at JW Yachts, through whom I bought Sea Spirit. Also, there is a wonderful write-up of a sistership on YachtForums.




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