No Time To Die
At the start of the film, Bond sails the yacht in the clear waters around his Jamaica home, before mooring at a jetty in his private bay and making his way ashore with his speargun and two freshly caught red snapper fish.
The Spirit 46 is built by Spirit Yachts, a British company founded in 1993 by Sean McMillan and Mick Newman, which offers a handcrafted, wooden alternative to mainstream production yachts. Each yacht is unique and made in the company’s base in Suffolk on the east coast of England. The Spirit 46 is a versatile combination of practicality and style, ideal for lightweight performance racing or casual coastal cruising. With a displacement of only 4.5tonnes, she is lightweight and easy to handle solo. The yacht has long overhangs, flush decks and an overall length of 46-feet, with berths for four. A Yanmar diesel engine gives a top planing speed of 18 knots.
After the Spirit 54 yacht was chosen for Vesper and Bond in Casino Royale, the production returned to the company for No Time To Die. Built for action, the 46-foot Spirit 46 was selected as the ideal boat for Bond: built for action, for sailing around the bay for a swim, or to travel the world at a moment’s notice. The yacht used for filming was The Happenstance and its first scenes shot on 29 April 2019 in the waters off Banana Wharf near Port Antonio, Jamaica. Further shots were captured on 2 and 8 May.