For Sale: Spencer 49 Express Sportfish

This tournament-ready Spencer 49 Express Sportfish, has IPS power, a two-stateroom layout and 34-knot speed.
Spencer 49 Express Sportfish
The Spencer 49 Express Sportfish Pisces has IPS power, one of eight Spencer yachts with this propulsion system. The sport-fisherman has a tournament-ready layout and 34-knot speed. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

“Paul Spencer qualifies as about the most progressive custom boatbuilder in America. He pushes the limits even amidst naysayers. And so it has been with his several boats powered by Volvo Penta’s Inboard Propulsion System (IPS). Skeptics abound, but so far everyone who actually drives one develops the passion of a convert. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Spencer’s boats are all fast, beautiful and successful fishing machines no matter how they’re powered — which is why Volvo commissioned Paul Spencer to build its new corporate flagship to showcase the abilities and efficiencies of IPS power,” Yachting previously reported

Spencer Yachts built eight boats with IPS power packages and Gilman Yachts currently has one of them, a 49-foot Express Sportfish named Pisces, listed for sale with a $1.65 million asking price.

Spencer 49 Express Sportfish
Cockpit features include a full-size Pompanette teak fighting chair with a six-rod rocket launcher and two 60-inch in-sole fish boxes. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

For anglers in the market for a tournament-ready sport-fisherman, Pisces has a reported 34-knot top hop and a 30-knot cruise thanks to twin 700 hp Volvo Penta IPS2 D11 diesels. The dance-floor-size, teak cockpit is equipped with a full-size Pompanette teak fighting chair with a six-rod rocket launcher, rod and tackle stowage, a grill station, two 60-inch in-deck fish boxes and a Pipewelders tuna tower with double-spreader outriggers. It’s worth noting there’s also plumbing in place to support two on-deck livewells, however, none are included in the sale. A mezzanine allows the crew to keep an eye on trolled baits.

The bridge deck has a new C-Worthy enclosure and upholstery on the forward seating, which includes inboard-facing bench seats flanking the forward-facing bench seat on the front of the helm station. Three ladder-back helm chairs sit at the centerline teak helm pod.

Spencer 49 Express Sportfish
The centerline helm station has three ladderback chairs and a teak helm pod. Electronics include two Furuno MFDs as well as a Garmin GPS and chart plotter. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

Belowdecks, there is a teak-and-holly sole with a galley immediately to port with a Sub-Zero refrigerator drawer, a microwave oven, a Princess two-burner cooktop, a Breville stainless-steel oven and a stainless-steel sink. There’s an L-shaped Corian countertop, high-gloss teak finishes as well as booth seating forward. A 50-inch, flat-screen TV is mounted to starboard adjacent to the galley and dining area.

The two-stateroom, two-head layout includes a forepeak master stateroom, which has a centerline queen berth with built-in teak nightstands and an en suite head. On this 49 Express Sportfish, the guest stateroom is amidships, abaft the galley and down a few steps. It has twin berths.

Spencer 49 Express Sportfish
The amidships galley is belowdecks and to port, and is equipped with a refrigerator drawer, a microwave oven, a two-burner cooktop and an oven. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

Notable navigational features on board Pisces include:

  • Two Furuno 15-inch multifunction color displays with NavNet 3D control panel, GPS/Chartplotter, and black box system
  • Garmin 15-inch color touchscreen 5215 GPS/Chartplotter with XM weather module
  • Furuno open-array radar array
  • Furuno black box recording depth sounder
  • Furuno RD-30 digital data display
  • Simrad AP-26 autopilot
  • Two Standard Horizon Quantum GX5000S Vhf radios
Spencer 49 Express Sportfish
The en suite master stateroom on Pisces is in the bow and has a centerline queen berth and built-in teak nightstands. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

Where is Pisces located? The yacht is currently lying in Key West, Florida.  

Take the next step: Contact the listing agent, Joe Majcherek, 1-561-346-2367

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 49′
  • Maximum Beam: 16’6″
  • Fuel Capacity: 850 Gal.