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2024 Albemarle 53 Spencer Edition

Year 2024
Length 53 ft

Albemarle Boats and Spencer Sportfish formed a partnership to design and build this semi-custom Carolina boat.  The goal was to build a boat with all of the elements characteristic of the custom Carolina styling and performance, but to do so in a production setting using molds, allowing for faster build times.  The 53 hull is 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. 

The interior 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 is handcrafted from 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, the electronics flat is designed to house a pair of 22” or three 16” displays, which can be reverse-mounted in a matte black surface.  The dash is ready to house everything necessary for competitive tournament fishing, and there is a dedicated space in the hull for Furuno Omni sonar.  A custom  Pipewelders half or full  tower, acrylic enclosure, and a pair of Release Marine helm chairs provide comfort and weather protection for the captain.

The 160-square-foot cockpit is spacious, uncluttered, and customizable for different styles of fishing.  Her 80-gallon transom fishbox passes the 5-gallon bucket test, and the wide transom door and gate facilitate boating trophy fish.  The mezzanine features engine room access and five fiberglass boxes, which can be customized to house coolers, bait freezers, refrigerated drink boxes, and an ice dump.  The port side cabinet is designed to accommodate a sink or grill and tackle storage.  Teak decking and covering boards/coaming and Release Marine fighting chairs and rocket launchers are available options as well.  The cockpit can truly be purpose -built.

Standard power is twin CAT C18 at 1150 HP diesels, and an upgrade to MTU 10V 1600 HP is available for even higher cruising speeds.  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 and an innovative pump room forward of the engine room bulkhead that houses the sonar and pump equipment, keeping the engine room uncluttered.  Additional available mechanical options include Seakeeper 9, water maker, and ice chipper.


Year Built 2024
Category Power
Beam 16'6 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Deadrise Angle 12.5 deg
Min Draft 5 ft
Fuel Tank Cap. 1,100 gal
Water Tank Cap. 150 gal
Holding Tank Cap. 50 gal
Dry Weight 48000 lb
  • Ablative anti-fouling Bottom Paint (2 coats) w/ Barrier Coat Primer

  • Bonded & Mechanically Fastened Hull, Deck & Cockpit Liner

  • Bright White Awlgrip Finish in Engine Room and Lazzarette

  • Fiberglass Encapsulated Composite Stringer System

  • Molded Hull, Vacuum Infused Fiberglass Construction with Premium Gelcoat Finish, Vinylester Resin and Corecell foam core

  • Non-Skid Deck, Cockpit, and Flybridge

  • Painted High Gloss Boot Stripe (True Waterline)

  • Resin infused composite bulkheads

  • Solid Stainless Steel Sheer Molding

  • 150 Gallon Fresh Water Tank with Pressurized System

  • Air Conditioning with reverse cycle heat, zoned forclimate control throughout interior

  • Acoustical and Thermal Engine Room Insulation

  • Automatic Fire Protection System

  • Bilge Pumps (3) with Indicator Lights, Float Switches (3), High-water Alarms (3)

  • Bronze Rudders with Stainless Steel Shafts

  • Bronze Struts

  • CNC Machined 4 Blade Nibral Propellers

  • Dripless Shaft Seals

  • Electronic Palm Beach Side-Mount, Single Lever Engine Controls

  • Electric Trim Tabs

  • Engine Alarm System

  • Engine Driven Emergency Bilge Pumps

  • Engine Hour Meters

  • Engine Room Ventilation System

  • Engine Synchronizers

  • Fiberglass Mufflers

  • Flanged Bronze Seacocks on all Through-Hulls below Water Line

  • Fuel/Water Separator Filters on Main Engines and Generator

  • Gauge for Holding and Freshwater Tanks

  • Holding Tank with Dockside and Overboard Pumpout

  • Oil Changing System for Engines, Transmissions, and Generator

  • Optimus Electronic Power Steering

  • Sea Strainers (External)

  • Splined 3“ Aquamet 22 Prop Shafts

  • Trolling Valves

  • Twin Freshwater Cooled Diesel Engines

  • Water Heater

  • Electric, Two-Burner Cook Top, Recessed, with Cover

  • LED Countertop Lighting

  • Microwave / Convection Ove

  • Refrigerator / Freezer Drawers

  • Solid Surface Countertop with Sink

  • Storage Cabinets and Drawers

  • Trash Receptacle

  • 12 V Power Suppl17 KW Diesel Generator, Freshwater Cooled with Remote Start and Gauge Panel

  • 24 V DC Electrical System

  • 50 A Dockside Service with 50’ Shore Power Cord

  • AC Electrical Distribution Panel with Digital Line Voltage and Load Meter and Circuit Breakers

  • Battery Charger –60 Amp (24 V)

  • Battery Paralleling

  • Bonded Electrical System with Transom Zinc Plate

  • Color-Coded Wiring System

  • DC Breaker with Uninterrupted Power to Bilge Pump and High Water Alarm

  • DC Electrical Distribution Panel with Digital Battery Voltage and Load Meters

  • Dual-Trumpet Air Horn

  • Electric Battery On/Off Switches, Vapor Proof

  • Ground Fault Receptacles in Galley, Head, Engine Room and Lazarette

  • Heavy-duty Marine Batteries(6) with Boxes

  • LED Engine Room Lights

  • LED Interior Lighting Throughout

  • LED Navigation Lights

  • Prewiring for Electronics at Helm

  • USB Outlet Receptacles Throughout

  • Anchor Locker Hatch

  • Bomar Hatch with Screen and Shade

  • Freshwater Wash Down Spigot in Anchor Locker

  • Non-Skid Surface

  • Stainless Steel Bow, Stern and Spring Cleats

  • Stainless Steel Stern Hawse Pipes

  • Bench Seating (2) with Storage Below

  • Complete Instrumentation with LED Lighting

  • Drink Holders

  • Flush Mounted Compass with Light

  • Helm Panel Designed for Flush Mounted Electronics

  • Molded Fiberglass Helm Console with Forward Lounge

  • Non-Skid Surface

  • “Palm Beach Style Pod” Helm

  • Release Marine Carolina Series Helm Chairs (2)

  • Switch Panel with Backlight

  • Stainless Steel Steering Wheel

  • Trim Tab Switches with Indicator

  • 50 Amp Shore Power Connection

  • Aluminum Plate Laminated-in for Mounting Fighting Chair

  • Cooler Boxes (Ready for Optional Freezer)

  • Engine Room Access Hatch

  • Fresh and Raw Water Washdown

  • Integrated Mezzanine Seating

  • LED Courtesy Lighting Under Gunwales

  • LED Lighting in Overhang

  • Live Bait Well with “Calming Blue” Gelcoat and LED Light

  • Scuppers for Self-Bailing

  • Stainless Steel Flush-mounted Rod Holders (6)

  • Tackle Storage

  • Transom Door

  • Transom Fishbox

  • Access to Bilge, Sealed

  • Carpeting Throughout

  • Chrome Finished Positive Catch Push Button Latches on All Cabinetry

  • Central Vacuum System

  • Custom Grain-matched Cabinetry with Satin Finish

  • Dinette with Ultra Leather Seating and Table

  • Electrical Distribution Panel

  • Headliner, Majilite

  • Home Theater System with HD TV, Blu-Ray, Sound bar with Surround Sound and Subwoofer

  • “L” Shaped Lounge, Converts to Berth

  • LED Lighting throughout Cabin

  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning/ Heat System

  • Solid Surface Countertops

  • Upholstered Ottoman, with Storage

Master Stateroom
  • Bomar Hatch with Screen and Shade System

  • Carpeting

  • Cedar-Lined Hanging Lockers (2)

  • Queen Size Island Bed with 6-Inch Spring Mattress, Fitted Sheets, Quilted Bedspread, and Storage Below

  • Recessed Indirect LED Lighting

  • Storage Lockers

  • Storage Drawers

  • Amtico Floor

  • Electric Head

  • Exhaust Fan

  • LED Lighting

  • Medicine Cabinet

  • Mirror

  • Separate Stall Shower with Automatic Sump Pump

  • Solid Surface Vanity with Sink and Storage

  • Towel Bars and Toilet Paper Holders