Spirit Yachts in the UK has announced that its new P40 motoryacht will debut at Cannes and Monaco shows in September. This 12m model has been designed to offer the flexibility of either a leisure motor cruiser or superyacht tender.

Spirit Yachts CEO and head designer Sean McMillan comments: “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 offers ultimate flexibility in her layout and usage options and we are looking forward to her launch at one of the most prestigious shows in the yachting calendar. Whilst our modern classic sailing yachts will always be our core business the growing interest in our power boat designs presents an exciting new avenue for Spirit.”

The cruising option layout includes an open-plan double-berth, although additional accommodation in the deck saloon can be incorporated. With dining space below or alfresco in the cockpit, there is the option to specify an enclosed or semi-enclosed wheelhouse. The galley is well equipped with a cooker, grill and oven, along with sink, fridge and ample storage for crockery and provisions.

Fully air-conditioned down below with a fitted 220v generator, the P40 also includes an en-suite with separate shower and an electric flushing toilet. A bimini, aft deck shower and swim platform with fold down swim ladder on the transom provide added cruising benefits.

Displacing only 4.5 tonnes, the P40 is powered by two Yanmar 260hp inboard engines, which deliver a top speed of 36 knots and a cruising speed of 29 knots. The hull is fitted with four half-moon venturi chines, which draw a cushion of air under the boat and reduce drag.

Also on display at the Cannes and Monaco show will be Spirit’s latest designs for a 118ft sailing yacht and the drawings of the recently launched Spirit Royale 110 motoryacht, both of which are collaborative projects with design agency Rhoades Young.