Here’s your chance to live out your James Bond fantasies, as British classic boat builder Spirit Yachts offer James Bond’s yacht for sale at London’s luxury boat show
Luxury yacht designer and builder Spirit Yachts will be showcasing their iconic 54-foot yacht, which starred alongside Daniel Craig and Eva Green in the Bond film Casino Royale, at this year’s London on Water show at St Katharine Docks from 4–7 May.
Officially named Soufrière, this sophisticated yacht was sold following her movie début and spent subsequent years cruising and participating in competitive racing. She recently returned to Spirit Yachts to complete a refit and is now for sale through Spirit’s brokerage department.
Soufrière was designed specifically for Casino Royale
Spirit Yachts CEO and head designer Sean McMillan comments, “Soufrière was designed specifically for Casino Royale following the production company’s search for a classically elegant, unique, British-built yacht. The scene in which Daniel Craig and Eva Green glide into Venice onboard Soufrière granted her a place in British film history. What better place to re-launch her to the public than London; the home of James Bond?”
Describing the filming of Casino Royale, McMillan adds, “Probably the most challenging voyage for Soufrière came during filming in Venice when we had to take the rig in and out ten times; she was the first sailing yacht to go up the Grand Canal for 300 years.”
On display in berth C09 at the London show, Soufrière is designed to appeal to a distinguished owner looking for an iconic British yacht with the style and performance to match. This elegant, modern classic yacht is suited to an owner who desires a balance of racing and leisure cruising. Down below, Soufrière has a forward owner’s cabin as well as a double cabin aft, both of which have en-suite facilities; ideal for owner and guest privacy. Sporting a powerful rig and an impressive displacement of just over eight tonnes, Soufrière excels on longer passages when racing but still has the capacity required for cruising.
During her recent refit in the Spirit yard in Ipswich, Suffolk, Soufrière was given a fresh coat of paint on her elegant ice-blue hull and all external varnish was stripped and re-varnished where necessary. The interior woodwork has been re-varnished where required and all equipment, from the engine to the rigging, has been inspected and serviced.
DISPLACEMENT: 8 tonnes
SAIL AREA: 1,140 sq ft
POWER: Yanmar 54hp
PRICE: Offers in excess of £600,000(inc VAT)