SpiritBARTech35EF: The Electric Flyer ushers in a new era of yachting with range of 100nm

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The SpiritBARTech35EF, the product of Spirit Yachts’ partnership with BAR Technologies, is set to become the first fully electric yacht capable of delivering a range of 100 nautical miles between charges, with a cruising speed of 22 knots. 

Known for their high-end, modern wooden classic yachts, Spirit Yachts has collaborated with BAR Technologies to implement the company’s America’s Cup design expertise and pioneering foiling technology. The result is a boat which optimises comfort and efficiency, quietly rising from the water and flying over the surface at a top speed of 30 knots.

Above the water line, the sleek visual appearance of the yacht is in keeping with the distinctive design and craftsmanship by Spirit Yachts. Once aboard, users of the electric flyer have the flexibility to quickly convert its 6 seats in open cockpit configuration to a 2-seater spider configuration. 

John Cooper, CEO, BAR Technologies, said: “It is a proud moment for us to partner with Spirit Yachts and bring this beautiful boat to market, presenting the capabilities of BAR Technologies’ maritime innovation to the yachting world. We firmly believe that the future of this sector will be defined by developments in the sustainability and efficiency of vessels. In particular, we recognise that there are new hull forms that can be designed to achieve this and we want to be at the forefront of this development. The electric flyer will be the first of a series of boats we design to break new ground as we move into a greener generation of leisure yachts.” 

Karen Underwood at Spirit Yachts added: “Our collaboration with BAR Technologies is the epitome of the modern classic ethos on which Spirit Yachts was founded.  Beautiful, clean, classic lines and sustainable timber construction married with forward-thinking technology from BAR with no compromise on comfort and efficiency. The 35EF is an exciting new opportunity for anyone looking for a stand-out, performance yacht with serious style.”