The British sailboat manufacturer will be exhibiting the Spirit Yachts P40C this week at the Monaco Yacht Show

Ipswich-based yachtmaker Spirit Yachts has expanded its range of powerboats with the launch of the Spirit Yachts P40C, which is on display this week at the Monaco Yacht Show (23-26 September).

The new arrival weighs in at just 4.5 tonnes, meaning that its twin 260hp Yanmar inboard engines are capable of propelling it up to a top speed of 40 knots.

The Spirit Yachts P40C also has the styling to fit in among the Monaco jet set, with the graceful lines and high-quality materials that you’d expect from a superyacht tender.

Sean McMillan, CEO and chief designer at Spirit Yachts, said: “We have applied the same level of attention to detail and technicality to the P40 as we do to our range of sailing yachts.

“She is perfect for lazy days in quiet bays, island hopping in style or as a supremely elegant superyacht tender.”

Spirit Yachts P40C - cabinBelow decks, Spirit Yachts have fitted an en-suite double cabin that is fully air conditioned, while other key features include a transom shower and cockpit galley with a sink and hob.

If the fully open deck design show here doesn’t suit, then there is the option of a semi-enclosed wheelhouse instead, while a crew cabin can also be specified as a cost extra.

The Spirit Yachts P40C will be available for test-drives throughout the Monaco Yacht Show, and our first-drive review will be published in the December issue of Motor Boat & Yachting.