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53' Spencer 53


                          PRICE REDUCED - Owner Says "SELL NOW"

CHEERS us a ruggedly constructed, 53 foot, seakindly bluewater cruiser from the Spencer Boatyard of Canada.She is an outstanding value as a liveaboard and an offshore passage maker.

The Spencer 53's have proven to be excellent NW cruisers to Alaska as well as around the world. No exterior woodwork to maintain and cause problems with the cabin or deck. CHEERS is ready to take you on a world cruise now. 

  • Make: Spencer
  • Model: 53
  • Year: 1977
  • Length: 53ft
  • Name: CHEERS
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Emerville, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cruisers
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • Designer: John Brandlmayr
  • Builder: Spencer Boats
  • LOA: 52.58 feet
  • Beam: 13.17 feet
  • Max Draft: 7.5 feet
  • Ballast: 13000 pounds
  • Displacement: 30000 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Volvo
  • EngineModel: TMD-40A
  • EngineYear: 1978
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • EngineHours: 3100
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 150 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 2
  • Water Tank Capacity: 360 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 2
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Single Berths: 3
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 2

Additional Descriptions


Aft of the forepeak chain locker is a private stateroom with a V berth, hanging locker to starboard. Head to port. Second private stateroom with single bunks to starboard.

Continuing aft is the salon with a straight settee to starboard and L-shaped settee that pulls out to a double bed to port followed by open accommodations. Steps lead up and aft to the upper area. The upper area features an L-shaped galley to port and a dinette, seats six, opposite to starboard.

Further aft is the master cabin fitted with a double berth to port and a single berth to starboard. There is ample storage throughout. Forward of the aft cabin is another head with shower.

A small doorway through the aft bulkhead of the aft cabin berth opens onto stowage and misc. machinery. 

  • Wedgwood 3-burner propane stove with oven with propane monitor
  • Holding plate refrigeration
  • Emerson microwave oven
  • Top loading refrigerator and freezer
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Freshwater system
  • Water heater
  • Kestrel binnacle compass
  • Simard AP20 autopilot 
  • Garmin 238 sounder/plotter
  • Ray marine 4kw radar
  • Standard Horizon vhf with Ram mike at helm
  • Ham/ssb at nav station
  • Apelco fishfinder
  • Horizon wind instrument
  • Kenyon apparent wind instrument
  • Kenyon knot meter
  • Kenyon wind speed intrument
  • CW rudder angle indicator
  • Sherwood stereo
  • Magnavox DVD
  • Four 6V golf cart batteries
  • One12V 8D start wet cell battery
  • 120V/30 amp Promatic shore power
  • Bomar 200 amp alternator
  • 30 amp 110 volt ac system
  • Xantrax inverter
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Three smoke/CO detectors
  • Shurflow fresh water pump
  • Johnson 5,000 GPH bilge pump 
  • Par 3.5 gpm bilge pump
  • 110 lb Bruce anchor w/ 250' chain
  • McMurry electric windlass
  • Spare Danforth type anchor w/chain & nylon rode
  • 45 lb Bruce stern anchor with rode
  • Lifesling
  • Horseshoe buoys
  • Fold up boarding ladder
  • Side stanchions with lifelines
  • Misc. fenders and lines
  • 12 life jackets
  • Bosun's chair
  • 11' Phoenix RIB dinghy w/15hp Nissan OB
  • Zodiac 6 man liferaft
  • 406 EPIRB
  • Single lever throttle/gear shift
  • Freshwater engine cooling
  • Racor 500 fuel filter
  • Fixed 3-Blade feathering Michigan prop
  • Wagner hydraulic wheel steering
  • Emergency tiller
  • AquaMarine Watermaker
  • Automatic and manual bilge pumps (Johnson 4000 Gal per hour bilge pump)
  • 2 Fire extinguishers
  • 2 Manual heads - both to 40 gallon holding tank
  • Dickinson Antartic diesel fired cabin heater in salon
  • Misc. gears, spares and equipment
  • Sloop rig
  • Aluminum spars
  • 2 Barlow 3-speed winches
  • 2 Barlow ST sheet winches
  • 2 Lewmar 42ST halyard and reefing winches
  • 1 Lewmar 25 2 speed winch
  • 3 Lewmar 16 2 speed winches
  • 2 wire winches on mast
  • 2 Lewmar 43ST 2 speed winches on mast
  • Dacron main
  • Head sails:
         170% heavy
         170% light
         Anchor riding sail
         Storm sails, main and jlb
         3 spinnakers try-raidials light and heavy, one spinaker sock
         One Tall-Boy sail
  • ProFurl headstay furler
  • Sail covers for genoa leech, main 
  • Dodger
  • Mast pulpits
  • Rope bags at mast pulpits
  • Liferaft mount
  • Spinnaker pole and jumper pole
  • 2 dorades

HULL: The hulls are hand laid-up in a one-piece female mold. The sandwich construction in the hull uses "Airex" PVC core for maximum stiffness and for both acoustic and thermal insulation. The "Airex" is started approximately 6" below the sheer and is carried below the turn of the bilge but not into the keel area. In this way, through-hulls and fittings can be installed easily in the solid glass areas in the bilges.

DECK: The deck, cabin and cockpit are also laid-up in a one-piece female mold. Sandwich for the deck is end-grain Balsa for maximum stiffness and insulation. Use of Balsa in the deck permits ease of installation of deck hardware to suit owner requirements at the time of construction and in the future. The Spencer hull and deck are joined while the hull is still in the mold to maximize fairness. The toerail is incorporated into the deck/hull joint which is achieved by means of successive layers of internal fiberglass bonds. The non-skid deck surface is an integral part of the deck mold.

BULKHEADS: Constructed of plywood and glassed to the hull to contribute to the transverse stiffness and to hull integrity. Longitudinal stiffness is achieved by glassing the various structural interior components to the hull.

BALLAST: The lead ballast is precast in a cast iron mold to give precise control of the weight and shape. The center of gravity is kept effectively as low as possible by bolting the lead ballast along the bottom of the hull. The stainless steel bolts are preset in the lead prior to pouring and extend into the bilge area after mounting so that they are accessible and visible for checking in the future.

TANKS: The standard tanks for fuel and water are pre-molded by hand lay-up to the shape of the hull and glassed in place to give maximum capacity and to keep the center of gravity as low as possible. Stainless steel inspection plates, in which the necessary fittings are attached, are used on the top of each tank. Additional saddle tanks and holding tanks are optional: size and location depend on the model and layout of the boat.

THROUGH-HULLS: Two through-hull fittings are bronze, 4 thru-hulls are Marelon faired flush to the outside of the hull with bronze ball valves threaded to each. 

CHAIN PLATES: Stainless steel welded "T" straps securely glassed to the hull and deck and to chain plate gussets or bulkheads, carefully spaced and secured to the hull and deck. The backstay plate is secured to the transom; and the stem fitting which has a standard roller for the anchor rode, is through-bolted to the bow.

JOINERWORK AND BELOW DECK FINISH: Finish below decks is in the tradition of wood and teak-faced bulkheads and cabin sides; solid teak handrails interior and exterior; solid teak framed door, companionways, and drawer fronts, all with 4 coats of varnish.

SPARS AND RIGGING: Masts and booms are extruded aluminum alloy sections suited to the rig. Finish is clear. Sloop rig is standard with ketch of cutter optional in most models. Customized rigs to suit the service intended are also optional. The boom is fitted with a slab reefing system and internal clew outhaul. Standing rigging is 1 x 19 stainless steel wire rope with swagged stainless toggles and turnbuckles.

Additional Features


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

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Mark Miner

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