Originally Posted by Offshore74
... In 1985 the President (and owner) of C&C had left the company, I heard 83 is the sweet spot of production. Not sure how well quality/craftsmanship was impacted after that but original people leaving impacts quality in my opinion ...
IMHO, the 1970s were C&C's best years.
The 1980s and 90s were certainly a turbulent time for C&C Yachts.
Jim Plaxton bought the company in a hostile takeover in mid 1981, and George Cuthbertson was out.
In 1986, Brian Rose of North South Charters, bought the company as a limited partnership
In 1989, Brian was forced out of C&C by the main share holder of the limited partnership
and replaced by Bob Stubing; but by the middle of 1990, bank pressures forced the close of C&C.
After 14 months, C&C was finally sold to Anthony Koo and Frank Chow of Wa Kwang Shipping
In April of 1994, C&C was devastated by a fire that destroyed 40 molds, three 51 boats that were in production, the factory, the boat building records, plans, etc. They tried to recover, but ultimately failed. Insurance
only paid a portion of the total loss, and C&C tried to resume production, only to find the recovery cost was too much and closed the factory in August 1996.
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