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2023 Albemarle 53

Edenton, North Carolina

Two legendary North Carolina boat brands - Albemarle Boats and Spencer Yachts - announced a partnership that will result in a new semi-custom 53-foot Carolina-style sport fisher, the Albemarle 53 Spencer Edition. Design work has been completed, molds finished and construction is underway at Albemarle’s Edenton facility. The 53 Spencer Edition will be the largest boat model in the Albemarle line.

The first 53 will feature a Flybridge configuration with classic Spencer styling and a hull engineered for high cruise speeds - with the seakeeping ability that characterizes both Albemarle and Spencer. The interior will boast an open Salon layout - The Salon has two L-shaped seating areas with tables and a Galley loaded with appliances and counter space. The Three-Stateroom, Two-Head layout has the Master Stateroom in the bow and two Staterooms to port and starboard.

Topside, an island Helm arrangement, forward facing lounge, and bench seating will offer abundant accommodation and excellent visibility from the Bridge. For fishing, the 160-square-foot Cockpit is complemented by a transom fish box, transom door, and a Mezzanine design with Engine Room access and molded boxes that can be customized to accommodate a variety of storage and refrigeration.

The hull will be vacuum-infused with vinylester resin and foam core. This will make it their strongest, yet lightest design to date. The entire boat is loaded with innovative details and features that will set new standards in the world of sportfishing and allow our customers to go further and do more.

For power, the first 53 will feature twin MTU 1,600 hp. turbo-diesel inboards, but this sport fisher can also be ordered with twin Caterpiller 1,000 hp. D12.9 turbo-diesels or twin Caterpillar C18 1,150 hp. twin turbo-diesel inboards.


Construction - Standard Equipment

  • Solid stainless steel sheer molding
  • Resin infused composite bulkheads
  • Non-skid Deck, Cockpit and Flybridge
  • Painted high gloss boot stripe (true waterline)
  • Fiberglass encapsulated composite stringer system
  • Bright white awlgrip finish in Engine Room and Lazarette
  • Bonded and mechanically fastened hull, Deck and Cockpit liner
  • Ablative anti-fouling bottom paint (two coats) with barrier coat primer
  • Molded hull, vacuum infused fiberglass construction with premium gelcoat finish, vinylester resin and corecell foam core

Master Stateroom, Forward - Standard Equipment

  • Carpeting
  • Storage lockers
  • Storage drawers
  • Recessed indirect LED lighting
  • (2) Cedar-lined hanging lockers
  • Bomar Hatch with screen and shade system
  • Queen-size island bed with 6" spring mattress, fitted sheets, quilted bedspread and storage below

Guest Staterooms - Standard Equipment

  • Carpeting
  • Storage drawers
  • Recessed indirect LED lighting
  • Twin bunks with spring mattresses

(2) Heads - Standard Equipment

  • Exhaust fan
  • LED Lighting
  • Electric head
  • Amtico flooring
  • Medicine cabinet & mirror
  • Towel bars and toilet paper holders
  • Solid surface vanity with sink and storage
  • Separate stall shower with automatic sump pump

Main Cabin - Standard Equipment

  • Majilite headliner
  • Carpeting throughout
  • Access to bilge, sealed
  • Central vacuum system
  • Solid surface countertops
  • Electrical distribution panel
  • LED Lighting throughout Cabin
  • Upholstered ottoman with storage
  • L-shaped lounge, converts to berth
  • Dinette with ultra-leather seating and table
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning / heat system
  • Custom grain-matched cabinetry with satin finish
  • Chrome finished positive catch push-button latches on all cabinetry
  • Home Theater System with HD TV, Blu-Ray, Sound Bar with Surround Sound and Sub-woofer

Galley - Standard Equipment

  • Trash receptacle
  • LED Countertop lighting
  • Storage cabinets and drawers
  • Refrigerator / Freezer drawers
  • Solid surface countertop with sink
  • Microwave oven / Convection oven
  • Electric cook top, recessed, with cover

Flybridge - Standard Equipment

  • Drink holders
  • Non-skid surface
  • Switch panel with backlight
  • Palm Beach Style Helm Pod
  • Stainless steel steering wheel
  • Trim tab switches with indicator
  • Flush-mounted compass with light
  • Bench seating (2) with storage below
  • Complete instrumentation with LED lighting
  • Release Marine Carolina Series Helm chairs (2)
  • Helm panel designed for flush-mounted electronics
  • Molded fiberglass Helm Console with forward lounge

Deck - Standard Equipment

  • Non-skid surface
  • Anchor locker hatch
  • Stainless steel stern hawse pipes
  • Bomar Hatch with screen and shade
  • Stainless steel bow, stern and spring cleats
  • Freshwater wash down spigot in anchor locker

Cockpit - Standard Equipment

  • Transom door
  • Tackle storage
  • Transom fish box
  • Scuppers for self-bailing
  • LED Lighting in overhang
  • Engine Room access hatch
  • Integrated Mezzanine seating
  • Fresh and raw water washdown
  • 50-amp. Shore power connection
  • LED Courtesy lighting under gunwales
  • Cooler boxes (ready for optional freezer)
  • (6) Stainless steel flush-mounted rod holders
  • Aluminum plate laminated-in for mounting fighting chair
  • Live bait well with "Calming Blue" gelcoat and LED light

Mechanical - Standard Equipment

  • Water heater
  • Bronze struts
  • Trolling valves
  • Electric trim tabs
  • Fiberglass mufflers
  • Dripless shaft seals
  • Engine hour meters
  • Engine alarm system
  • Engine synchronizers
  • External sea strainers
  • Automatic fire protection system
  • Engine Room ventilation system
  • Optimus electronic power steering
  • Splined 2 3/4" Aquamet 22 prop shafts
  • Engine driven emergency bilge pumps
  • Gauge for holding and freshwater tanks
  • CNC Machined 4-blade Nibral propellers
  • Bronze rudders with stainless steel shafts
  • Acoustical and thermal Engine Room insulation
  • Holding tank with dockside and overboard pump-out
  • 150-gallon Fresh water tank with pressurized system
  • Fuel / Water separator filters on main engines and generator
  • Oil changing system for engines, transmissions and generator
  • Flanged bronze seacocks on all through-hulls below water line
  • Electronic Palm Beach side-mount, single lever engine controls
  • Twin freshwater cooled Caterpillar C12.9 1000 hp. diesel engines
  • (3) Bilge pumps with indicator lights, (3) float switches, (3) high water alarms
  • Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat, zoned for climate control throughout interior

Electrical - Standard Equipment

  • 12v Power supply
  • Battery paralleling
  • Dual Trumpet horn
  • LED Navigation lights
  • LED Engine Room lights
  • 24v DC Electrical system
  • Color-coded wiring system
  • 60-amp. (24v) Battery charger
  • LED Interior lighting throughout
  • Prewiring for electronics at Helm
  • USB Outlet receptacles throughout
  • (6) Heavy-duty Marine batteries with boxes
  • Electric battery on / off switches, vapor proof
  • 50-A Dockside service with 50' shore power cord
  • Bonded electrical system with transom zinc plate
  • Ground fault receptacles in Galley, Head, Engine Room and Lazarette
  • DC Breaker with uninterrupted power to bilge pump and high water alarm
  • DC Electrical distribution panel with digital battery voltage and load meters
  • 17kW Diesel generator, freshwater cooled with remote start and gauge panel
  • AC Electrical distribution panel with digital line voltage and load meter and circuit breakers

Miscellaneous - Standard Equipment

  • Coast Guard safety kit

Optional Equipment

  • Hull paint
  • Water maker
  • Teak Cockpit
  • 24v Bow thruster
  • Faux teak toe rail
  • Under water lights
  • Custom half Tower
  • Custom Tuna Tower
  • Eskimo Ice machine
  • Teak covering boards
  • Spare set of propellers
  • Stackable washer / dryer
  • Flybridge air conditioning
  • Glendinning cable master
  • Television, HD Flat-screen
  • Custom Flybridge enclosure
  • Custom Electronics Package
  • Refrigerated transom fish box
  • Refrigerated Cockpit drink box
  • Refrigerated Cockpit bait freezer
  • Refrigerated Flybridge drink box
  • Twin Caterpillar C18 1150 hp. diesels
  • Engine driven emergency bilge pump
  • Release Marine Trillion Fighting chair
  • SeaKeeper 9 Gyro Stabilization system
  • Anchor windlass with bow stem mounted roller
  • Conversion of Third Stateroom to Tackle Room
  • Pair 24v Electric reel outlets under Cockpit covering boards
  • Extra rod holders, 30-degree, flush-mounted in covering boards


Dare Marina & Yacht Sales offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of vessel. This vessel is offered subject to prior build, sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Basic Boat Info

Make: Albemarle
Model: 53
Year: 2023
Condition: New
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HINTBD
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 53 ft
Length Overall: 53 ft
Beam: 16'6 ft
Dry Weight: 60,000 lb
Deadrise: 12.5 °


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,200 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gal


Heads Count: 2
Trim Tabs: Yes
Boat Class: Convertible Boats


Mike Hanna
Please contact Mike at 757-810-7152-cell or email at
Dare Marina & Yacht Sales


Dare Marina & Yacht Sales
821 Railway Rd
Yorktown, Virginia, US, 23692
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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