It’s no secret that Spirit Yachts’ Managing Director, Nigel Stuart, is a true advocate of the environment as evidenced by this recent interview, and the company has again been recognised for its work, winning the Environment Initiative Award at this year’s IBI Boat Builder Awards (during METSTRADE).
Selected by an independent judging panel of journalists and business leaders, the Environment Initiative Award recognised Spirit Yachts’ improvement to the sustainability of its manufacturing and design processes.
Since the company was founded in 1993, its methods and materials have been selected for low carbon impact and maximum performance on the water. This awareness of the environment coupled with investment into research and development has steadily grown, and in the past 12 months, Spirit Yachts has emerged as one of the most sustainable yacht design and build yards worldwide.
“The award is fantastic recognition for the team’s dedication to continually improving Spirit Yachts’ environmental footprint,” says Nigel Stuart. “We work incredibly hard to innovate in-house, collaborate with suppliers, and invest in research to reduce the eco-impact of our yachts in build, on the water and at the end of life. In order to meet global environmental targets, the industry must work together and share insight to create a sustainable future.”
Having recently launched the Spirit 111 superyacht, Spirit Yachts is now constructing a fully electric 44ft yacht (Spirit 44E) and a hybrid 65ft Spirit Deckhouse (Spirit DH65).