CrescentYachts for Sale
Crescent Custom Yachts, a Canadian shipyard, constructing composite, aluminum, steel and fiberglass custom motor yachts over 100ft / 30m. Crescent Custom Yachts have a luxurious style, sturdy structure and known for their integrity. Technological advancements, stellar performance, and excellent sea-keeping are hallmarks of this brand. A leader in the industry, Crescent Yachts was the first North American builder to meet the standards of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Crescent, initially known as Crescent Beach Boatbuilders, was established in 1988 by Jack Charles in Crescent Beach, BC Canada. Jack Charles got Crescent started by acquiring hulls from American yards and completing the yachts on spec. Originally utilizing a Westport hull and primarily raised pilothouse, Crescent eventually produced their own expandable molds, called “Janicki” molds, designed by naval architect Jack Sarin. A busy order book facilitated a move to a brand new state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility in Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver, BC. At this facility, Crescent produced numerous world-renowned vessels that can be found in ports around the world.
In the early 2000’s, the Crescent brand was sold to a group of investors and by 2004, production came to a halt. In 2005, other investors acquired the name from Jack Charles and moved production to the site of another British Columbia builder they had previously acquired. Crescent ceased all operations once again in 2012, due to a client’s reported defaults on payments and lack of other contracts.
Since 2015, the new owner of the British Columbia-based builder is Tim Charles, none other than the grandson of Jack Charles. Tim restarted construction at the original yard and anticipates bringing the brand back to the recognition it once enjoyed among a primarily American clientele.
When Crescent was sold to the investment group in the early 2000’s, Tim Charles created Platinum Marine to refit and repair a variety of vessels. Still active today, it operates on the original site of Crescent Custom Yachts. Interesting enough, Platinum Marine was a strategic partner of Crescent in the early 2000s, too, performing lamination work, among other things. Many of Platinum’s employees even worked at Crescent before the takeover.
Crescent Custom Yachts shipyard is in the magnificent setting of the Canadian Pacific Northwest, a part of the world with spectacular boating along its breath-taking coast. With a six-bay fully enclosed shipbuilding facility, Crescent can manage multiple projects underway, at all times. The 330 Ton Marine Travelift assures easy and dependable access to the docks located on the protected waterway of the Fraser River, minutes away from open ocean.
Crescent projects currently under construction and available are the 108 Crescent, 115 Crescent and the 155 Crescent.
For more information on our Crescent yachts for sale, a new-build Crescent project or to charter a Crescent yacht, contact the team or call 561.833.4462