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"SPIRIT 3" & "THETIS" One Metre YACHT KITS with finely moulded coloured GRP hull & deck and with c.f. fin & rudder, all fittings packs and wires, cordage etc. Full kits include scrim racing sails/RIG kit. Click on the thumbnails below for fully detailed spec.
In brief -
SPIRIT. A tried and tested design over 12 years of sailing.
The Mk3 introduced in 2013, freeboard increased. More recently with redesigned deck and as before with lowered after run.
A lively, responsive and fast yacht which is stable in the usual ranges of sailing wind conditions which may be met in open inland water. Points higher than most other yachts. Remarkable performance to windward. Holds her rig when other yachts need to step down to a smaller rig.
In experienced hands she is the equal of any other IOM yacht with many excellent racing results attained.
Quote/customer comment –
I live on the coast of NSW in Australia. Some time ago I bought No.2751 (the one featured on your site). I am currently racing the boat here in Australia in several IOM fleets. The elliptical rudder works perfectly and the boat is at full potential now, points higher than the TS2 and the Topiko. Neither are faster off the wind.... Thanks for a great boat, I have never felt another IOM that glides to windward like the Three. All your efforts are appreciated here. Garry, Australia.
THETIS. A more recent design, which compared to the Spirit has a less ‘rounded’ bilge; less freeboard. Deck with lowered after run.
Stable and responsive in light to moderate conditions but in stiffening conditions she requires to step down to a no.3 suit sooner than might be expected with the Spirit 3.
We must advise our customers that our hull moulder, Robin Whitmarsh of Kingston Mouldings, is retiring after many years of trading. Robin has moulded our hulls for over 30 years, taking over from when we ceased moulding due to the increasing pressure of sail work. Not being able to find another moulder who can offer the very highest quality GRP mouldings to match Robin's work, once our present stock of hulls/deck is depleted then our lines of IOM yachts will cease. Please phone to determine stocks/available colours.
As I say in my letter to you, I am very pleased with my Spirit 3. She points so well I can let them all start and still catch up by the windward mark. Many in the club admire it.Howard, Norfolk
My Spirit 3 is now on the water and sailing well, she sails really close to the wind and is competitive with the best in our club.Colin, Andover
Hi Frank, thank you, the order has arrived safely and is indeed impressive! Very well packed, plenty of bubble wrap! I shall build it carefully. In due course I will send some pics on the Lagoon.Chris, Brighton