Spirit of South Carolina is a 140-foot, two-masted topsail schooner. She gets her name from the passion that built her. South Carolinian shipwrights and volunteers laid each plank and drove every nail just steps from where she’s docked today in downtown Charleston.

Frames, planks and interior finish were shaped from reclaimed, South Carolina Live Oak, Cypress and Long Leaf Yellow Pine. Extensive varnish work showcases the raw beauty of these native woods and the fine craftsmanship joining it all together.

With a massive main sail and fisherman staysail, Spirit’s silhouette is unmistakable. And with six sails and graceful, sleek sheer, she’s fast. She was built to accommodate 21 overnight passengers and is well equipped for long-distance passages. Though she’s spent the past few years cruising Charleston Harbor, she has the potential to sail anywhere in the world. Twin diesel engines assist when pure sail isn’t enough.