Spirit Yachts has announced a partnership with the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die, which will be released in UK cinemas from 30th September and in the U.S. from 8th October 2021. A Spirit 46 is set to feature in the film, which is the 25th in the James Bond series.
Spirit Yachts’ partnership with the James Bond films began when a Spirit 54 yacht was chosen to feature in the 2006 film Casino Royale, in which James Bond and Vesper Lynd can be seen cruising into Venice onboard a Spirit 54.
Spirit Yachts CEO and Head of Design Sean McMillan commented, “The James Bond films are a mainstay of British culture and we are honoured to be continuing our partnership with such an iconic brand.”
In the forthcoming film, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica, where a Spirit 46 sailing yacht is featured.
Sean McMillan continued, “The Spirit 46 is one of our original designs and is an example of the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into every Spirit yacht. I think the yacht suits the Bond character very well because of the combination of beauty and practicality.”
A true modern classic yacht, the Spirit 46 showcases long overhangs, flush decks and an elegant profile. A day sailing yacht capable of up to 18knots sailing speed, the Spirit 46 looks beautiful on the water and has the sailing performance of a regatta racing yacht.
Inspired by the classic, elegant sailing yachts from the 1930s, all Spirit yachts are custom-designed and built to order by a team of world-class craftsmen and women in Spirit’s waterside headquarters in Suffolk on the east coast of the UK.
Find out more from behind the scenes...
Watch the video below to see footage from on set in Jamaica, where the Spirit 46 was filmed for No Time To Die. Hear Spirit Yachts CEO and Head of Design Sean McMillan discuss Spirit Yachts' partnership with the James Bond films, how a Spirit yacht ended up in Casino Royale, and why Sean thinks a Spirit 46 suits James Bond's lifestyle.
Text and image courtesy of Spirit Yachts
Image credits: NO TIME TO DIE © 2021 Danjaq, LLC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.