First Look at Centurion

We take an exclusive sneak peek at Hull No. 100 from Spencer Yachts

Spencer Yachts

The 74-foot Spencer, Centurion, ready to hunt at sunrise off Port Aransas, Texas.© Scott Kerrigan /

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

From the carbon fiber transom to the tips of her hydraulically-controlled Pipewelders outriggers, this boat is designed to be a top blue water performer.© Scott Kerrigan /
Centurion's cockpit is enormous, even with the Release Marine Trillion Series fighting chair with offset stanchion in the center.© Scott Kerrigan /
The bridge deck features a comfortable lounge with cavernous freezer storage below, plus bucket seats forward.© Scott Kerrigan /
The teak covering boards and deck reduce glare from the sun and provide comfortable footing.© Scott Kerrigan /
Centurion sports a carbon fiber transom and toe rail, an unusual yet beautiful departure from traditional teak or a faux teak painted finish.© Scott Kerrigan /
The boat's stunning interior is swathed in satin-finished American walnut.© Scott Kerrigan /
The master stateroom is all the way forward for maximum privacy.© Scott Kerrigan /
The curved wall along the master stateroom's entryway perfectly mirrors the curved LED television.© Scott Kerrigan /
Custom rod storage is easily accessible in the companionway.© Scott Kerrigan /
A view of the companionway looking forward.© Scott Kerrigan /
The 2,600 hp MTU M96L engines push Centurion to a top speed well over 40 knots.© Scott Kerrigan /
Despite being 74 feet in length, the boat performs like a 60-footer, effortlessly carving turns and maneuvering exceptionally well.© Scott Kerrigan /