April 24, 2012

New Model: Spencer 70 Volvo

Showing the impact of custom sportfish boat builders, the Spencer 70 Volvo was actually commissioned by the Swedish engine manufacturer and its maiden name is indeed Penta.  Spencer hae always been among the most innovators of the Eastern North American custom builders, looking to the future and bringing ideas especially in this new model which come more from the pleasure world of yachting.  Those big windows to midships, central wind shield view to fore, and the pods says a lot of things how Spencer can innovate into the classic lines of his Carolina sportfisherman, if a client desires so.  The Spencer 70 Volvo presents a lower deck with three double cabins, having a full beam owners stateroom to midships.  A crew cabin is located to midships behind the owners room.  The Spencer 70 Volvo is powered by triple Volvo 900hp with forward looking IPS pods which tops a 38 knots max speed.  Interesting is that with this combination the Spencer carries almost half the horse power most sportfish of this size usually have. But to be honest this performance comes also on how weight conscious the Spencer 70 Volvo has been build.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 21,4 m (70.6ft)
Beam - 6.19 m
Draft - 11.54 m including props
Displacement - 37648 kg
Fuel Capacity - 5223 l
Water Capacity - 832 l
Accommodation - 6 guest berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Engine - 2 x Volvo D12 900hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS1200 forward looking dual propeller pods
Speed - 38 knots max, 30 cruise, 25 knots economic
Construction - composite cold molded, with use of Kevlar, solid glass in all through hulls, foam composite core
Project - Steve French

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