New ownership at Crescent Custom Yachts

Vancouver based shipyard Crescent Custom Yachts has announced new ownership of the company as well as the restart of new-build production. The brand has two sold projects already and a further two in the design stage with clients.

The first vessel to be launched before the end of the year will be the Lloyd Class custom fibreglass Crescent 145’, designed by Jonathan Quinn Barnett and owned by an American client. A Crescent 110’ vessel with designs from Luiz de Basto is also underway, and is also being built for a U.S. based owner.

Design projects at the yard include a Crescent 155’ which is reportedly in the early design phase with clients, in addition to a 115’ hull with a Jonathan Quinn Barnett adventure yacht design.

The company was recently acquired by Tim Charles, the grandson of Crescent’s original founder, Jack Charles. Charles states: “I saw an opportunity to bring Crescent Custom Yachts back to life by utilising the capabilities of our exceptional craftsmen. Crescent is a collaboration of the talents of these people and others who have worked at some of British Colombia’s best shipbuilders such as Rayburn Yachts, McQueen Yachts, Richmond Yachts, Queenship, and West Bay Yachts. We are fortunate to have the best craftsmen available in the Pacific Northwest and it will show in our projects.”

By Gemma Fottles

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