1981 John Spencer Custom 52 For Sale

Stock #238786 -
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Boat Details

Year:
1981
Type:
Sail
Brand:
John Spencer Custom
Category:
Sloop/Sloop Sailboat
Model:
52
Length (LOA):
55'
Beam:
12' 9"
Draft:
72"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
238786
Location:
Avila Beach, California
(near San Luis Obispo)
Status:
Sold
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage††
Reason for Selling:
Health Issues
Sailboat Details
Downhaul:
Genoa:
Main Sail:
Reefing Mainsail:
Rigged For Single Handed:
Roller Furling Jib:
Spinnaker Sheets:
Storm Jib:
Covers - Sail:
Dodger:
Hard
Backstay:
Boom:
Chain Plates:
Forestay:
Lazy Jacks:
Lifelines:
Mast:
Pennant Flag Halyard:
Running Rigging:
Sloop Rig:
Spinnaker Pole:
Winches - Manual:
Recently Sold

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 John Spencer Custom 52 - #1
1981 John Spencer Custom 52 - #1
1981 John Spencer Custom 52 - #1
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1981 John Spencer Custom 52 - #1
1981 John Spencer Custom 52 - #7

1981 John Spencer Custom 52 Sloop Sailboat in Avila Beach, California

Stock #238786

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.

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. 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.

Information On Condition

This 1981 Custom Built John Spencer is currently on a mooring. Everything functions according to the owner.

Upgrades by owner:

Rebuilt the rudder post & hull repair with 3/4 inch mahogany
New Forced Air Heater
New 300 Watt Solar System
New 3000 watt Inverter, can run the microwave
Bottom paint 3 coats of bottom paint & new zinc

November 2019
Above Waterline Hull Painted
New Rigging Backstay
$10,000 invested to restore to operational
4 New Deep cycle Batteries 11/19
New Portable Generator included

Needs:
Reupholster inside cushions
Repaint cockpit
(Replace center windshield)
Replace Salt Water Washdown Outlets

Approximate boat location: Avila Beach, California


If you're in the Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Lompoc, or Orcutt areas, please use the form on this page to let me know what you're looking for and I'll get back with you today about any other sloop sailboat / racer options we have locally that may meet your needs.

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Basic Details
Year:
1981
Type:
Sail
Brand:
John Spencer Custom
Category:
Sloop/Sloop Sailboat
Model:
52
Length (LOA):
55'
Hours:
--
Stock #:
238786
Location:
Avila Beach, California
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage ††
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1982
Brand:
Yanmar
Model:
3QM30
Size:
28 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
126 gals
Propeller:
Bronze
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Rudder:
Bilge Pump:
Holding Tanks:
Macerator:
Throttle/shift: Mech:
Number Of Eng Cylinders:
3
Number Of Fuel Tanks:
3
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:
GPS / Plotter:
GPS Antenna:
Masthead Light::
Navigation Lights:
Radar Dome:
Separate Depth Sounder:
VHF:
VHF Antenna:
VHF Speaker:
Deck Features
Anchor:
Anchor Rode:
BBQ Grill:
Bench Seat:
City Water Hookup:
Cleats - Fixed:
Propane Tanks:
Raw Water Washdown:
Sea Cocks:
Self Bailing Cockpit:
Spreader Lights:
Steering Wheel:
Swim Platform:
Toe Rail:
Transom Shower:
Windlass:
Windlass Locker:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Engine Kill Switch:
Grab Rails:
High Bilge Water Alarm:
Life Sling:
Liferaft:
Propane Storage Locker:
Sump Pump:
ElectricalElec. Components
110v AC Outlets:
12 V DC Outlets:
AC Electric Panel:
Battery Switch:
Battery Tender:
Circuit Breaker Panel:
Cockpit Accent Lighting:
Courtesy Lights:
Fuse Panel:
Shore Power:
Shore Power Cord:
Stereo:
Tachometer:
Water Heater:
Water Temp Gauge:
Number Of Batteries:
5
Inverter:
3000
Solar Panel:
300 Watt
Sails
Downhaul:
Genoa:
Main Sail:
Reefing Mainsail:
Rigged For Single Handed:
Roller Furling Jib:
Spinnaker Sheets:
Storm Jib:
Covers - Sail:
Dodger:
Hard
Rigging
Backstay:
Boom:
Chain Plates:
Forestay:
Lazy Jacks:
Lifelines:
Mast:
Pennant Flag Halyard:
Running Rigging:
Sloop Rig:
Spinnaker Pole:
Winches - Manual:
Accommodations & Passengers
# Cabins:
3
# Berths:
7
Can Live Aboard:
Water Capacity:
100 gals
Waste Capacity:
30 gals
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Washer/Dryer Hookup:
No
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
Cabin Lighting:
Cabinets:
Dinette:
Hanging Locker:
Head:
Heat:
Ice Box:
Microwave:
Mirror:
Pressurized Water System:
Refrigerator:
Salon:
Settee:
Shower:
Sink - Cabin:
Stateroom - Aft:
Stove:
V Berth:
Water System - Foot Pump:
Saltwater
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
John Spencer
Hull Material:
Composite
Hull Shape:
Keel
Exterior Color:
White
Interior Color:
Blue, Teak, Mahogany
Bottom Paint Antifouling:
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