This 1981 Custom Built John Spencer 52 is one of only 5 of this custom built design in the world. The Spencer design is cherished around the world as being renowned for boats like "Ragtime". This cold molded racer/cruiser is built strong, light and fast with accommodations that allow the boat to be ...more
We are proud to label this boat sold. Heading to Paso Robles, CA!!
This 1981 Custom Built John Spencer 52 is one of only 5 of this custom built design in the world. The Spencer design is cherished around the world as being renowned for boats like "Ragtime". This cold molded racer/cruiser is built strong, light and fast with accommodations that allow the boat to be traveled globally.
This John Spencer originally sailed from New Zealand to the United States. She has sailed numerous trips to Hawaii. She handles like a giant dingy. This 52' has resided in California, first in San Francisco and currently in Ventura,
This Custom Built is hard chined and cold molded. She is made out of Kauri wood, an indigenous wood from New Zealand.
She has a single long cockpit, hard dodger, and a swim step/sugar scoop
The engine runs great! The hours unknown but has been rebuilt.
The rudder is a Carl Schumacher designed Cal 40 rudder with 18" added. It is built by the FOSS Company in Newport California made out of sandwich foam construction. It's beautiful. The owner took it out of the boatyard to prevent damage. It fits back together perfectly. it was built in 2010.
The rigging is 10 years old and is in excellent working condition with 316 stainless and Norseman fittings. The rigger who put it in gave a recent inspection and found no issues.
The accommodations include 3 cabins and 7 berths that will sleep 8. There are a large dinette and sofa. The Galley includes a stove, microwave, and 4 iceboxes. There is also a barbeque on deck for outdoor cooking.
This is a wonderful opportunity to own this unique Custom Built John Spencer 52 sailboat and plan a trip to sail around the world or to some of your favorite places.
Dinghy included: Achilles 13'
This 1981 Custom Built John Spencer is currently on the hard. She is being sold "as is."
Work we know needs to be done:
The headliner has to be put in.
The wood around the rudder post has to be replaced.
Some minor fiberglass/woodwork in the cockpit.
The rig should be painted.
The dinette and sofa upholstery is a little worn.
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