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
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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.
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
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
Reupholster inside cushions
(Replace center windshield)
Replace Salt Water Washdown Outlets
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.
All reasonable offers will be reviewed and presented to the seller.
All offers are contingent upon being fully satisfied with unit after personal inspection and/or professional inspection.
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