C&C Yachts Notes:
by: Stanton Murray
I have fond memories of racing our C&C family boats (24’-40’+) in the 1970’s as well as commissioning many C&C’s at the family boat dealership. While certainly a fan of C&C, outlined below is a short list of compromises associated with the designs.
- Well designed and engineered, all-star design teams
- Exceptional sailing qualities
- Keel stepped masts (mostly), offshore & racing stable
- Low interior volume for length, narrow hulls (except Landfall series)
- Cored hull (balsa) Cored decks (plywood & balsa); water intrusion
- Keel stepped masts (mostly); deck raising issues, water in bilges
- Inconsistent quality control after 1990, survey carefully
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