1989 Spencer Express 28
Custom Built Florida Day Boat
This vessel is one of the finest examples of the Spencer Custom Boatworks, Stock Island, Florida. It was built to exacting specifications of a highly knowledgeable owner. It is a one owner boat that has proven itself in all weather conditions as a very seaworthy and extremely well designed fishing machine.
USCG documented vessel with endorsements for Recreation, Fishery, Registry and Coastwise.
1989 28 foot built by Bobby Spencer on Stock Island, Florida: Vessel has very large transom live well and hydraulic trim tabs.
Interior was completely rebuilt 1997-99 replacing all plywood forward of engine room with lightweight composite. Very large well insulated fish/ice hold keeps ice for a week.
Forward cabin, v-births, dry storage, weather shelter – all composite.
Re-powered with twin 1997 Yanmar 4LH=STE turbocharged after cooled 230hp diesels with 5,000 hrs. These are the highly desirable bullet proof mechanical versions known to exceed 15,000 hours or more between overhauls. Portside turbo and exhaust elbow replaced 2015. Starboard side being replaced now. Fresh bottom paint and zincs.
All day cruise speed 33-34 mph @ 3100 (depending on load) best fuel efficiency 29-30 mph @ 2800.
Dripless shaft logs/ Shaft Shark rope cutters
Fuel: 195 gallon main tank, 50 gallon aux tank
50 gallon water tank
Tuna Tower with Les Jr. Outriggers
Plumbed and wired for autopilot
Custom teak cabinetry, covering boards, fighting chair
Plumbed oil change pump. Extra fuel pumps for quick prime after filter change or loss of prime
Furuno FCV 587 bottom machine
Garmin GPSmap 441
Icom marine radio
34lb Bruce, chain and rope
14 Rod Holders
All USCG safety equipment
Fishing gear available(Penn equipment: 50W/30W)