1981 Custom Built John Spencer 52 For Sale

Stock #175602 -
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Boat Details

Year:
1981
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Custom Built
Category:
Sloop/Sloop Sailboat
Model:
John Spencer 52
Length (LOA):
55'
Beam:
12' 9"
Draft:
72"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
175602
Location:
Ventura, California
(near Oxnard)
Status:
Sold
Reason for Selling:
Buying a Home
Sailboat Details
Roller Furling Jib:
Spinnaker:
Spinnaker Gear:
Spinnaker Sheets:
Storm Trysail:
Covers - Sail:
Headsail:
Main Sail:
Main Sheet:
Reefing Mainsail:
3
Backstay:
Blocks:
Boom:
Boom Vang:
Chain Plates:
Forestay:
Furler:
Lazy Jacks:
Mast:
Pennant Flag Halyard:
Rigging Hardware:
Roller Furling System:
Running Rigging:
Sheet Roller Cars:
Sloop Rig:
Spinnaker Pole:
Standing Rigging:
Winches - Manual:
Recently 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 ...more

1981 Custom Built John Spencer 52 Sloop Sailboat in Ventura, California

Stock #175602

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'

Information On Condition

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.

Approximate boat location: Ventura, California

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Basic Details
Year:
1981
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Custom Built
Category:
Sloop/Sloop Sailboat
Model:
John Spencer 52
Length (LOA):
55'
Hours:
--
Stock #:
175602
Location:
Ventura, California
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1982
Brand:
Yanmar
Model:
3QM30
Size:
28 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
126 gals
Drive Brand:
Kanzaki Kokyukoki
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Bilge Pump:
Bulk Heads:
Cutlass Bearing:
Date Impellers Replaced:
Dripless Shaft Seal:
Holding Tanks:
Macerator:
Number Of Eng Cylinders:
Number Of Fuel Tanks:
Radar Arch/mast:
Rudder:
Strainers:
Strut:
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
55'
Length at Water:
47' 8"
Beam:
12' 9"
Max. Draft:
72"
Cockpit Location:
Aft
Weight:
33,000 lbs
Bridge Clearance:
75'
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Autopilot:
Compass:
Covers - Display:
Depth Gauge In Dash:
Fathom Meter:
GPS:
GPS Antenna:
Masthead Light::
Navigation Lights:
Running Lights:
Satellite Phone:
Shallow Water Anchor:
Sound System:
SSB:
VHF:
VHF Antenna:
Deck Features
Anchor:
Anchor Locker:
Anchor Rode:
BBQ Grill:
Bimini:
Bow Pulpit:
Cockpit Seating:
Cockpit Shower:
Dinghy:
Dodger:
Gates:
Hand Rails:
Hatch Covers:
Helm Light:
Manual Boom:
Non-skid Deck:
Saltwater Washdown:
Sea Cocks:
Stanchions:
Steering Wheel:
Stern Pulpit:
Storage:
Transom Shower:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Distress Flag:
Emergency Tiller:
Fog Bell:
Inflatable Raft:
Liferaft:
Marine Whistle:
Mirror:
Owner's Manual:
Propane Storage Locker:
Sump Pump:
ElectricalElec. Components
110v AC Outlets:
Alternator:
Battery Converter:
Battery Switch:
Battery Tender:
Circuit Breaker:
Circuit Breaker Panel:
Cockpit Lighting:
Courtesy Lights:
Deck Lighting:
Electronic Ignition:
Galvanic Isolator:
Inverter:
Iphone AUX Plug-in:
Parallel Capability:
Ship Power Hook Up:
Ship's Power (12v DC):
Shore Power:
Shore Power Cord:
Shower Sump Pump:
Speedometer:
Storage Batteries:
Transducer:
Water Heater:
Water Temp Gauge:
Number Of Batteries:
6
Sails
Roller Furling Jib:
Spinnaker:
Spinnaker Gear:
Spinnaker Sheets:
Storm Trysail:
Covers - Sail:
Headsail:
Main Sail:
Main Sheet:
Reefing Mainsail:
3
Rigging
Backstay:
Blocks:
Boom:
Boom Vang:
Chain Plates:
Forestay:
Furler:
Lazy Jacks:
Mast:
Pennant Flag Halyard:
Rigging Hardware:
Roller Furling System:
Running Rigging:
Sheet Roller Cars:
Sloop Rig:
Spinnaker Pole:
Standing Rigging:
Winches - Manual:
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
12
# Cabins:
3
Sleep. Capacity:
8
# Berths:
7
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
Barometer:
Cabin Lighting:
Cabinets:
Companionway:
Dinette:
Hanging Locker:
Head:
Refrigerator:
Salon:
Shower:
Sink - Cabin:
Sky Light:
V Berth:
Manual Water System:
Microwave:
Pressurized Water System:
Ice Box:
4
Propane Tanks:
1
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
John Spencer
Hull Material:
Wood
Hull Shape:
Modified Fin Keel
Exterior Color:
White & Grey
Interior Color:
Blue, Teak, Mahogany
Bottom Paint Antifouling:
Closed Transom:
Gel Coat:
Lazarette /garage:
Stringers:
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