In 1996, Paul Spencer made the transition from popular charter captain to boatbuilder, and Spencer Yachts was born. Since that time, he has been crafting some of the world’s finest sport-fishing vessels at the Spencer Yachts facility in Wanchese, North Carolina, combining form and function in an elegant Carolina-style boat that performs at the highest levels. In just over 20 years, Spencer Yachts has built 100 sport-fishers; the 74-foot Centurion is Hull No. 100 from the builder.
Spencer Yachts are renowned for their seaworthiness and comfortable ride in nearly any condition as well as their outstanding performance, due in part to the use of composite construction techniques that add strength and save on excess weight throughout the boat. The boats are beautiful too, with fine woods and finishes highlighting a remarkable level of fit and finish. The interior of Centurion is a standout in satin-finished American walnut, while her twin MTU M96L engines provide amazing performance.
Here is an exclusive first look at Centurion. Previous Spencer builds covered by Marlin are here