Spencer 87 – Betsy
"I have expanded upon the basic roots of Carolina boatbuilding by incorporating new ideas and striving to surpass earlier improvements. I feel motivated to constantly exceed previous modifications. I will create with you a world-class fishing yacht unsurpassed by any other.” — Paul Spencer
Four 1,150 hp Caterpillar engines, coupled to ZF pod-drives with dual counter-rotating props, power this 87 (it actually carries a 91-foot LOA). And that just scratches the surface of the innovative technology that Spencer spoke of incorporating in his boats. The captain slid this leviathan sideways into the Intracoastal from its bulkhead slip and idled us out to sea via the Hillsborough Inlet near Pompano, Florida. Seas ran 3 to 4 feet out of the east. Betsy hardly noticed the nasty little chop.