The C&C 40, one of the most
popular of the C&C Series
yachts, comes in various
configurations for cruising
as well as racing and
features a fin, wing or
centerboard keel.


The two began their part-
nership in 1961 and eight
years later joined forces
with three yacht builders
on the shores of Lake
Ontario to form C&C Yachts
Limited, taking it public.
Over the next 15 years, C&C
became one of the world's
foremost production builders,
producing one-third of all
the sailboats build in Canada
and some one-third of the
auxiliary yachts imported
into the United States.

In the meantime, its custom
division kept rolling out
the big guns on the off-shore
racing circuit. There were
Robon, Sassy, Phantom, Ever-
green, Silver Shadow, Magistri,

and Amazing Grace - all winners
in some of the world's most
demanding regattas.

The link between the C&C of
yesterday and today is Rob

Turner, who joined C&C in
1978, became vice president
for sales and marketing in
1988 and is senior vice
president under the new
management. This genial
perfectionist takes pride in
the firm, which re-started
in April 1992 with 16 workers,
today employs 75.

Speed Plus Comfort
In a tour of the yard, it's
evident that C&C still does
most work in-house to insure
consistent quality. C&C
fabricates not just the hulls,
their tooling and the interiors,
but also most components and
hardware in its own machine and
woodworking shops.

As Turner explains, C&C re-
opened with the tooling for
its four proven models, called
the Plus Series. They now
have been re-configured into
the XL Series aimed at the
racer/cruiser market. Using
a Kevlar composite, which
C&C developed for DuPont, the
XL hulls and deck are, amazingly
40 percent lighter than those
of the Plus Series. This means
there's more weight in the keel,
producing a stiffer, faster

Notable customs yachts include
Inferno (far left), a C&C
53 built in 1968 which featured
one of the first hulls of balsa
coring and the C&C 67 foot
Archangel, designed for round
the world cruising.

New IMS Racer
Launched by C&C

With its IMS 45 racer, C&C
International Yachts, Ltd.,
launches a new design direction
as well as an innovative
construction process, both aimed
at prducing a superior yacht.

According to Rob Turner, C&C
senior vice president, the IMS
45 was designed by naval
architect Bill Tripp to compete
successfully under the Inter-
national Measurement System (IMS)
for handicapping sailboats. The
1994 yacht is expected to make
it debut this fall.

Turner describes the 45 as "an
IMS rule derivative." C&C started
with the platform giving the hull
form inherent stability itself,
without the rig and the keel.

"We wanted the boat to have a
very high righting moment," says
Turner. "And we wanted it to have
a very high limit of positive
stability. Once we achieved our
targets, we looked at performance.
The 45 happens to go fast because it
has a long waterline length, low
wetted surface, and a generous
amount of sail area," he says.

C&C is building to the IMS rule, he
continues, because "we firmly believe
the types of boats the IMS is driving
today are superior boats. The IMS
rewards stability."

C&C also continues its tradition of
leading edge construction with the 45.
The firm has licensed a new, patented
process called Resin Infusion Molding
which allows custom building tech-
niques to be applied to production
yachts. A controlled molding process,
it squeezes out excess resin resulting
in a strong but light hull.