C&C Yachts

Founded in 1969, Built in Canada

C&C Yachts is a builder of high performance fiberglass monohull sloop-rigged sailboats. It was founded in 1969 by a joint venture among several companies and design teams.

They joined forces with their builders and suppliers: Belleville Marine yacht builder Ian Morch, George Hinterhoeller of Hinterhoeller Yachts, and custom builder Erik Bruckmann. Together they formed a holding company C&C Yachts Limited; and entered into mass production of fiberglass sailboats (a relatively new industry). C&C Yachts Limited officially formed on September 26, 1969.

By the early 1980s, C&C found itself at the forefront of the sailing industry, from both sailing performance and business success.