TEQUILA – 42ft. SPIRIT CLASSIC RACING SLOOP – 1998
A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A MODERN CLASSIC WHICH COMBINES OUTSTANDING CRAFTSMANSHIP WITH SPARKLING SAILING PERFORMANCE. RE-LAUNCHED MAY 2022 AFTER SPRING FIT-OUT READY FOR THE SEASON AND THE FORTHCOMING REGATTAS.
42ft on deck, 31ft waterline, 7ft 6ins beam, 6ft draught
Displacement 3,000 kgs. Ballast 1,950 kgs
TEQUILA, a Spirit 42 was designed and built by Sean McMillan of Spirit Yachts, Ipswich.
TEQUILA is an early example of the Spirit mark, which since 1993 have built an enviable reputation for creating bespoke yachts with beautiful classic lines and outstanding performance. One of only three Spirit 42’s built (two bermudian and one gaff rigged) and the only one currently in the UK.
TEQUILA has benefited from an 18 month restoration programme to bring back the original colour and quality of the varnish work of the mahogany cabin, rails and cockpit. Sean McMillan commented on the condition of TEQUILA at the Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta held at the end of July 2021.
‘Tequila looks better now than it has in the last 20 years’
The current owner describes TEQUILA as ’a truly rewarding boat to sail and race. She handles beautifully and delivers exciting performance whether sailed solo or with a full crew’.
Spirit Yachts is recognised as a world leader in modern classic yacht design and build. Based in Suffolk on the East Coast of the UK, Spirit Yachts has a portfolio of customised, wooden sail and power yachts ranging from day sailers to super yachts.
Established in 1993, Spirit Yachts was founded by Sean McMillan and Mick Newman, who set out to offer yacht owners a beautiful, sustainable alternative to fibreglass, production boats. This goal remains at the core of the company’s ethos today.
From humble beginnings in the Suffolk countryside, Spirit Yachts now operates from a large waterside facility with a team of highly skilled designers, naval architects, boat builders, cabinet makers, electricians and engineers.
TEQUILA is built to exacting standards of epoxy/glass sheathed strip cedar planking on mahogany frames. Teak laid decks with marine-ply sub deck. Teak cockpit gratings. Varnished mahogany coachroof and cockpit coamings, rubbing strakes and toe rails re-finished to original in 2020. Hull topsides finished in grey enamel.
Fin keel design with low centre of gravity bulb. Spade rudder and tiller steering.
HIGH ASPECT RATIO BERMUDIAN FRACTIONAL SLOOP RIG –
Anodised aluminium mast, carbon fibre/yellow cedar T section boom. Stainless steel rigging. Backstay adjuster. Terylene running rigging, all leads back to the cockpit for short handed sailing. Two Anderson 10 self-tailing sheet winches, Two Anderson self-tailing secondary winches and two Anderson 32 self-tailing winches. Carbon spinnaker pole. Fully battened main sail (2006) with lazy jacks. Genoa (2006) on Schaeffer furling system. Furling blade jib (2006). Spinnaker.
18hp YANMAR 2GM20 DIESEL ENGINE. Folding propeller. 25 litres fuel capacity. Alternator charging with two 12 volt batteries.
Well fitted racing/cruising interior finished in varnished mahogany. Offering four berths in two cabins, galley, chart desk and heads compartment.
TEQUILA is designed to be light and powerful for racing and cruising, the interior reflects this in terms of basic facilities.
Comfortable double berth in the forepeak. Part bulkhead separates the heads with space for a hand basin, currently used for a portable style fridge.
The main cabin has a folding saloon table and two generous single settee berths to port and starboard.
The galley is situated in the aft quarter of the main cabin. Twin burner paraffin hob and sink with manual pump for cold water. Large storage area to starboard which could incorporate a fridge.
Diesel powered heating. Currently a section of pipe needs replacement to re connect the heater outlet to the main cabin.
Roll out double bed for two extra crew in the cockpit.
Two steering compasses
Auto Helm Tridata depth/speed/log
Tacktick wind speed and direction
Autohelm, Autopilot with repeater control
Manual and electric bilge pumps
Fire blanket and Fire extinguisher
Fortress Anchor, chain and warp
Sail and cockpit covers
Boat hook, fenders and warps
Cockpit harnesses and attachment points
Manual anchor winch
An exceptionally well maintained and regularly raced classic Spirit 42. Contact us to view this fine, pedigree cruiser/racer you won’t be disappointed.
GUIDE: SOLD- October 2022
LYING: East Coast
VIEWING: Through Classic Yacht Brokerage
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