he and his accosiates successfully applied to building
materials as well as several 50-foot custom IOR racers.
To offset the cyclical nature of the construction
business, Koo's group decided to diversify into power-
boat building in Asia. Then he learned C&C was available.

"The name itself attracted me more than anything else,"
reflects Koo, "because I knew it stood for quality." Koo,
now living in Ontario with his wife and two children,
brings an analytical mind, a strong background in
composite fabrication, and a quiet sense of humor to
his job a C&C President.

After analyzing the company, Koo concluded it must
diversity to grow. "You can not stay with one boat.
You have to develop others, and the custom boat is the
future." Also, to magment the yacht construction, he
created an industrial division which now is turning out
high tech industrial components.

Keeping C&C on an innovative course with new designs
and construction techniques are, from left to right,
Bill Hau, a member of the owner's group, Rob Turner
senior vice president, and Anthony Koo, president and
also an owner.

Today there is a shift to bigger
boats, he believes. Thus, the
IMS 45 was added to fill in the
gap in C&C's production series
consisting of 36, 38, 40 and 51
foot models. And, adds Koo, the
future may hold C&C 60 and 70
foot models. An entry
level boat also is under

In the C&C offices, photos grace
the halls of some of the famous
C&C yachts, including Red Jacket.
This 40-foot sloop won the 1968
Southern Cross Racing Conference
and gave overnight prominence
to the design firm started by
by George Cuthbertson and George
Cassian, the two "C's" of C&C.

Cuthbertson held a degree in
mechanical engineering while
Cassian was a former aircraft
designer, who was among the
first to apply aerospace
technology and materials
to yacht construction.

Perry Connely, from left to right commissioned
George Cassion and George Cuthbertson to build
the fastest 40-foot sloop possible. The result
was Red Jacket, which won the 1968 SORC.