Performance of the Spencer 59 Attitudes

Powered by CAT C18 diesel engines, the 59-footer from Spencer Yachts has sports-car feel

Spencer 59
Spencer 59
Attitudes is owned by Joe Pregont, a seasoned boat owner with a passion for real wood and sport-fishing boats with style and flair. He was drawn to Spencer Yachts with an image for his own version of the company's time-tested, sea-proven 59-footer.Courtesy Spencer
Engine Room of Spencer 59
Engine Room of Spencer 59
Well-lit and beautifully finished, the engine room is accessed through a centerline hatch forward in the cockpit. Once inside, the engine room offers more than ample space to access all equipment, including batteries and electric systems, pumps, valves, refrigeration units, air conditioning, sea chest, and switches. The CAT 21.5 kW generator came encased in a sound enclosure and mounted athwartships in front of the twin C18 1,150 hp Caterpillar mains.Courtesy Spencer
Performance of the Spencer 59
Performance of the Spencer 59
Swapping out the original five-blade props for a pair of Veem four-blade, 31-inch wheels, the smooth increase in speed was quite apparent as we approached 1,750 rpm with a 70 percent load. Holding her there,Attitudes moved through the water at 29 knots at what I would call a slow cruise. (Not too shabby at 1,500 as well, with a 23-knot rate.) When we advanced the throttles to 2,000 rpm, at 76 percent load, I noted 34.5 knots. She has a definite sports-car feel with quick response to the helm as she cut tight and steady turns, and she tracked straight and true. — Adapted from **Boat Review: Spencer 59 **by Capt. Ken Kreisler