Legasea Marine is proud to join Albemarle Boats and Spencer Sportfish in the announcement of the debut of the Albemarle 53 Spencer Edition at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 25-29, 2023. Albemarle Boats and Spencer Sportfish formed a partnership to design and build this semi-custom Carolina boat line. Keith Privott, Albemarle Director of Sales and Product Development, commented on the project. “Our team is truly excited as many months of planning and construction are now coming to life. The 53 hull was vacuum infused with vinylester resin and composite core, making it our strongest, yet lightest design to date. The entire boat is loaded with innovative details that will allow our customers to go further and do more.”
Hull one features a three stateroom, two head layout with all of the luxuries of home. The full galley contains a cooktop, microwave/convection oven, and twin refrigerator/freezer drawer units. The spacious salon boasts an “L” shaped sofa, dinette, wet bar, and home theater system. The interior cabinetry and trim molding was handcrafted out of horizontal grain walnut.
The highlight of the bridge is the island helm console, which allows easy access around either side to the forward facing lounge and outboard bench seating. Just above the teak helm pod, a pair of Garmin 8622 displays are reverse-mounted in a matte black surface. The electronics suite includes everything necessary for competitive tournament fishing, including a Furuno Omni sonar. A Pipewelders half tower, acrylic enclosure, and a pair of Release Marine Trillion helm chairs provide comfort and weather protection for the captain.
The 160 square foot cockpit and mezzanine are decked in natural teak for superior footing, and teak covering boards / coaming and a Release Marine Trillion fighting chair compliment the look in the business end of the boat. Her transom fishbox passes the 5 gallon bucket test, and the wide transom door and gate facilitate boating trophy fish. The mezzanine features an innovative two-box ice dump, bait freezer, refrigerated drink box, tackle storage, and engine room access. Faux teak accents on the toe rail, drip molding, transom, and entry door complete her timeless look.
Wield the Power
She is powered by Twin MTU 10V 1600 HP diesels, providing high cruise speeds, and her hull design gives her the seakeeping ability that both Albemarle and Spencer have long been known for. Mechanical highlights include a 21 KW Onan generator, Seakeeper 9, FCI water maker, and Eskimo ice chipper. A pump room forward of the engine room bulkhead houses the sonar and other equipment, keeping the engine room uncluttered.
Paul Spencer, President of Spencer Sportfish, stated, “I have always appreciated boats in the 50 foot class and recognized their competitive tournament ability. This project is a return to our boatbuilding roots, and we are looking forward to having this 53 footer to offer.”
We encourage you to contact a Legasea Marine sales specialist to learn more about this exciting new model from Albemarle!