John Spencer

1931 - 1996


Though born in Australia, John Spencer spent most of his life in New Zealand. A designer of high performance dinghies and larger, ocean racing yachts. One of the best known of the latter was the light displacement, hard chined 52' 'Infidel', winner of many long distance races in Australia, and later, as 'Ragtime' in the US.

Sailboats Designed By John Spencer

Model LOA First Built
CHERUB 12.16 ft / 3.71 m 1951
FIREBUG 8.00 ft / 2.44 m 1988
FLYING ANT 10.50 ft / 3.20 m 1967
IDLE ALONG 12.67 ft / 3.86 m 1930
JAVELIN SKIFF (NZ) 14.00 ft / 4.27 m 1961
SPENCER 30 30.08 ft / 9.17 m 1975


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