“The most important decision we made,” he continued, “was not to go down the pastiche route, to just try and make a copy of something. The most significant thing was getting away from the long keel/keel-hung rudder configuration that all classics had. If you start with a ‘narrowish’ boat—but not uncomfortably narrow—with a firm turn in the bilge so it’s got good form stability, and shallow rocker, you’re making a small hole in the water, with very efficient foils and a very efficient rig. You can’t really miss, frankly. Wrap it all up in a very beautiful package, and thankfully, I’m pleased to say, we’ve now built 50 boats of varying sizes, and they’ve been very well received.” Spirit offers yachts measuring from 46 to 130 feet, and it’s recently introduced two new deckhouse models, the DH 50 and 57.