Published: Friday, 08 August 2014

Spirit Yachts, world leader in the design and build of modern classics, announces the appointment of Nigel Stuart as Managing Director. Stuart will take the company into the next phase of development, which includes the Hong Kong office.

Spirit Yachts Appoints New Md Nigel Stuart

“I am extremely excited that Nigel has joined us,” says Spirit Yachts Founder Sean McMillan. “He brings with him an exceptional amount of experience working with yachts worldwide and is passionate about delivering the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship and customer service. We look forward to working together with Nigel to continue to build on the success of the last 20 years in developing the Spirit brand.”

Stuart was previously Managing Director at Discovery Yachts, where he successfully developed four of the five models in the Discovery Yacht range and turned the company into a world leader in blue water sailing.

With more than 20 years in marine management, and a background in engineering, Stuart is a great choice to lead the Spirit team into the next phase of development.

Sean McMillan will continue as Chief Executive and Chief Designer with Kevin Felix remaining as Chairman.