Diehard James Bond fans will have already ticked off Spectre – not to mention the countless franchises that went before it, including Casino Royale. It was in the latter that Daniel Craig, in his first outing as Bond, sailed to Venice on a sleek 54ft boat called Soufrière – now for sale with Spirit Yachts. “Soufrière was designed specifically for Casino Royale following the production company’s search for an iconic but classically British yacht,” explains managing director Nigel Stuart. 

Credit Casino Royale © 2006 Danjaq, LLC & United Artists Corporation

Post Bond, the boat was bought by an experienced yachtsman with strong racing experience, and has enjoyed a lively ten years cruising and racing, mostly in the UK and Ireland. She’s since enjoyed a makeover back at Spirit, including a fresh coat of paint and a repair of her cap rail. But what kind of owner is she now destined for? “This modern classic yacht is designed for an owner who desires a balance of performance racing and relaxed, leisure cruising,” says Stuart. “Down below, Soufrière has a forward owner’s cabin as well as a double cabin aft, both of which have en-suite facilities. 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.”

Offers from £600,000 and upwards are being considered. Read more about Spirit Yachts, including our trial of their latest launch, the 12.3m P40C superyacht tender, in issue 20. To subscribe to print and digital versions of The Superyacht Owner click here

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