James Bond fever is racing high on the latest movie Spectre as well as the anticipated auction of the only Aston Martin DB10. And those keen to sail in true 007 style can check out the Casino Royale yacht, Soufriere, which is for sale for about $1 million.007_Soufriere-Spirit-yatch_2Listed by Sean McMillan at Spirit Yachts, the 16.4 meter sailing Soufriere starred in Daniel Craig’s first James Bond film along with Eva Green. After the movie, Soufriere was sold to an Irish buyer and has since been used for cruising and racing, mainly in the UK and Ireland. Still in its best form, the yacht also happens to be the first sailing boat to go up the Grand Canal in 300 years.007_Soufriere-Spirit-yatch_3Delivered in 2006, she was built by Spirit Yachts with mahogany frames, Brazilian cedar planking and two Khaya veneers, all bonded with epoxy. The classic, British yacht that boasts of style and elegance sleeps up to six guests in two en suite double cabins and is powered by a single 54hp Yanmar diesel engine. Sailing with clean lines synonymous with Spirit design as well as the iconic mahogany topsides, teak decks and modern rig, the yacht is also home to a spacious living area, complete with mahogany dining table and well equipped galley.007_Soufriere-Spirit-yatchFollowing her movie debut and ten subsequent years of cruising and competitive racing, Soufrière has received a stunning makeover. Spirit CEO and head designer Sean McMillan comments, “Soufrière is not only a stunning, UK built, modern classic yacht, she is also a part of British film history.  With her proven racing pedigree and extra space down below, Soufrière is ideal for an owner looking for an elegant performance cruising yacht with true British style.”

Spirit Yachts Via Boat International