The story of C&C Yachts started in the mid 60’s when they burst in the international racing scene. George Cuthbertson, a Mechanical Engineer, and George Cassian, an Aircraft Designer formed a design group which they called Cuthberson and Cassian. 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 the holding company C&C Yachts Limited and entered into mass production of fiberglass sailboats. C&C Yachts Limited officially formed on September 26, 1969.
They built numerous past models, but today they specialized in just two: The 30 one-design and the Redline 41.
The vacuum infused hull is strong, stiff, and most importantly, light, and the performance oriented chine keeps wetted surface down in light air, and significantly increases form stability as the breeze comes up. The carbon fiber keel fin allows the maximum weight possible to be placed in the torpedo shaped bulb where it provides the most stability. The carbon rig and removable, externally mounted, removable bowsprit from Hall Spars strike the perfect balance between lightweight, strength, and reasonable cost.
[source: the C&C website – the link is in the first paragraph]
C&C 30 one-design Specifications
LOA: 30.01 ft (9.15 m)
LWL: 28.70 ft (8.75 m)
BEAM: 9.84 ft (3.00 m)
DRAFT: 7.50 ft (2.30 m)
DISPLACEMENT: 3,995 lb (1,812 kg)
KEEL WEIGHT: 1,579 lb (716 kg)
The following video is obvious:
Numerical simulation and data analysis by KND in Valencia, Spain, ensures the C&C 30 hull design is optimized for performance. KND’s methods have also been used for America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and TP52 projects.
I’ve seen some prices for new boats, and they were smashing. Considering the building materials and the performances, I suppose $180,000 isn’t the end of the world.
The Redline 41 design and construction team have accomplished the difficult task of combining straight-up speed with a superior level of seaworthiness that’s not often found on other racer cruisers. The Redline 41’s huge bulb makes her incredibly stable and an excellent upwind performer, and her narrow water line beam creates low drag translating into stellar performance in light airs.
C&C Redline 41 Specifications
LOA: 40.7 ft, (12.41 m)
LWL: 35.4 ft, (10.8 m)
BEAM: 12.13 ft, (3.70 m)
DRAFT: 8.20 ft, (2.5 m)
DISPLACEMENT: 15,100 lb, (6,850 kg)
The price of this one may be close to $300,000. I’ve seen one from 2015 with $280,000. The thing with this model is that one may choose in customizing it to be more suitable for cruising or for racing.
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