The new custom Spencer 87, Betsy, shows how far convertible design and construction have come.
Custom yachts by definition are born in that ineffable realm between what’s been done before and what could still yet be accomplished. They push the envelope, and the results aren’t always good. Sometimes owners go too far afield and their vision simply doesn’t translate. Or a builder stretches its capabilities to the limit and the outcome can be a nasty, sordid affair with rooms full of lawyers and buckets of bad blood. I never know exactly what I’ll find when I take a custom sportfish out for a sea trial...
The Trident 620 from Outer Reef takes much of what this proven builder has learned from its classic line and puts that wisdom to work in a sprightly semidisplacement hull with pod propulsion and a striking profile.
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