Rhoades Young Designand Spirit Yachts in the UK have teamed up to develop the concept for Spirit Royale 110 motoryacht.

Rhoades Young Designand Spirit Yachts in the UK have teamed up to develop the concept for Spirit Royale 110 motoryacht.

Sean McMillan, head designer and CEO at Spirit yachts, and the Rhoades Young Design team have produced a motoryacht design on the back of considerable interest from yacht brokers in the Mediterranean.

“We are delighted to be working with the extremely talented and professional team at Rhoades Young Design in Spirit Yachts’ first partnership with an external design agency,” comments Sean McMillan comments. “Maximising on our combined expertise, we have created an aesthetically beautiful wooden motor yacht, which is both generous and practical in its design and layout,” he adds.

Following in-depth discussions with Spirit on the lifestyle criteria for the yacht, Rhoades Young Design produced a general arrangement plan, which visualises the interior and exterior yacht in watercolour designs.

Design concept

The accommodation onboard Spirit Royale comprises of a light and airy owner’s suite located on the main deck featuring a 200° panoramic view with double doors opening out onto a private foredeck.

The cabin itself has an en-suite with bath, shower and twin basins as well as a large dressing room with ample hanging space and a dressing table.   A writing desk and fitted settee offer options for a peaceful work and leisure space away from the main party of guests.

Guests have the option of two double and two twin cabins on the lower deck. All guest cabins have either opening skylights or portlights as well as en-suites with separate shower cubicles and plenty of storage space.

In addition, guest areas have been well thought out, with careful consideration given to the lifestyle and the functional requirements for guests and crew. The full height staircase under an octagonal glass atrium provides access to the main saloon, lower saloon, wheelhouse and guest cabins.

With the possibility to seat ten guests for dinner, the Spirit Royale has been designed for wining and dining as well as intimate family time.

As a secondary lounging area the lower saloon has additional seating and a drinks bar with surrounding stools. Here, a ‘fold-out’ hull section emerges the interior and exterior of the yacht. The opening hull creates a large open outdoor swimming and sunbathing platform complete with swim showers and provision for tenders to come alongside and drop off guests.

On the bridge, the wheelhouse is well equipped with glass instrumentation and joy-stick ‘sky-hook’ control. Panoramic windows offer 360° views for the two watch keepers from their elevated seats, which are positioned forward of additional guest seating and a separate navigation table.

Back on the lower deck, the crew area comprises a captain’s double cabin, additional twin cabin and a comfortable crew mess area. In addition, the commercially equipped galley and laundry space contains refrigerator, freezer, ice-maker, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, five burner range and microwave, amongst other amenities.

Finally, McMillan and team have included an 8.5m Classic ‘Slipper’ style harbour launch and a 4m ‘Whitehall’ style sailing dinghy, both of which are housed aft on the upper deck with crane launch direct to the water. An additional 3.6m Williams jet drive RIB is housed under the foredeck, also with crane launch direct to the water.