Spencer Boats Ltd.

1952 -

Spencer Boats. Ltd. of Vancouver, BC, Canada, was formed as a partnership between Phil Hantke and designer John Brandlmayr to build eighteen- foot plywood cruisers and runabouts. In the early 1960’s the product line changed to fiberglass hulled custom and semi-custom sailboats.
Over the years, dozens of different models were produced in sizes ranging from 28 to 53 feet. The company developed a reputation for high quality and offshore capable yachts, particularly with the 35, 44 and 53 foot models.

Beginning with the Sun 27, Spencer was hired by Specialty Yachts to build the SUN line sailboats.

With the sudden downturn in the economy in 1982, the assets (all the molds) were sold to Shore Boat Builders who built boats in aluminum. Spencer was able to bring fiberglass technology to Shore to combine construction of fiberglass hull and deck with aluminum superstructure.

In 1997 the company was reorganized under new ownership and the company name was changed to Spencer Yachts Ltd. Seven different models were available from 35 to 46 feet.

Darcy and Malcolm Wilkinson, veteran offshore sailors, became owners of the firm some time around 2006.

Spencer Yachts Ltd
Malcolm Wilkinson
Box 72011
4479 West 10th Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6R 4P2
Phone: (604) 224-7444
Fax: (604) 224-7443
Email: info@spenceryachts.com
Web site has shut down - (2013)

Sailboats Built By Spencer Boats Ltd.

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
SPENCER 1330 44.33 ft / 13.51 m 1974
SPENCER 31 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1966
SPENCER 34 33.75 ft / 10.29 m 1981
SPENCER 35 MK I 35.00 ft / 10.67 m 1960
SPENCER 35 MKII 35.00 ft / 10.67 m 1961
SPENCER 42 42.00 ft / 12.80 m 1965
SPENCER 44 42.00 ft / 12.80 m 1968
SPENCER 51/53 51.00 ft / 15.54 m 1970
SUN 27 27.50 ft / 8.38 m 1977
SUN 28 28.00 ft / 8.53 m 1977
SUN 838 27.50 ft / 8.38 m 1977
SUNSTAR 28 28.00 ft / 8.53 m 1981
WINDWARD 850 27.75 ft / 8.46 m 1973

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