Spencer 37 Express First Glance

Spencer claims that his niche is making great-looking boats that perform well.

November 6, 2009


This 37 Express represents the first outboard boat Spencer has built. But you’ll find the same helm console on this boat that Spencer puts on its 65-footer. You’ll also be surprised at the size and layout of the cockpit – the likes of which you’d also expect on a larger vessel.

Rather than just steps or modules, the Spencer 37 actually sports mezzanine seating. However, hiding beneath that is a huge tackle room, something you definitely won’t see on other 37-foot expresses. You also have equally generous access to all systems.

“I first thought I’d make both an inboard and an outboard version,” says company owner Paul Spencer. “But I don’t really want to make it an inboard now. I like it much better this way. You’d lose all that [room and performance ability].”


With twin Yamaha 350 hp outboards and freezer and refrigerator modules across the front of the console, the 37 offers tons of room below for berths that accommodate three people, a full stand-up head with shower, a decent galley and comfortable seating.

Construction consists of epoxy laminate and foam-coring coated with premium hull paints (Alexseal, Awlgrip and Imron).

Spencer says the 37 tops out at almost 49 mph, turning 6,000 rpm and burning 66.6 gph. Cruise at 40 mph and 4,800 rpm using 36.6 gph.


Spencer claims that his niche is making great-looking boats that perform well. His company has delivered 77 Carolina hulls incorporating some of the most advanced boatbuilding technology since 1996.

LOA……37 ft. 4 in.
11 ft. 11 in.
DRAFT……2 ft. 9 in.
DEADRISE……16 deg.
WEIGHT……14,300 lb. (w/ twin 350 hp OB)
FUEL……380 gal.
MAX POWER……Twin 350 hp OB**

Spencer Custom Yachts / Wanchese, North Carolina / 252-473-6567 /


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