Crescent Yachts For Sale
Vancouver, Canada in the beautiful Pacific Northwest is the location of superyacht shipyard, Crescent Yachts, builder of elite custom yachts for discerning people who value exceptional craftsmanship and design features personalized to their wishes. A specialized workforce of global talent comprising master craftspeople, renowned naval architects, award-winning designers, engineers experienced in leading edge technology, and a management team experienced in international yacht building collaborate to create each exquisite, innovative Crescent custom luxury yacht to today’s world-class standards.
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Crescent Yachts was originally founded as Crescent Beach Boatbuilders by successful businessman Jack Charles in the 1980s. What began as a sideline to his business in the trucking industry, quickly outgrew its production space and Crescent moved operations to a state-of-the art shipyard in Richmond, British Columbia and rebranded the business as Crescent Custom Yachts to better portray the high-end nature of the products. Many beautiful superyachts over 100ft were produced in this facility just outside of Vancouver and sailed worldwide. Tim Charles, who joined the family business while in high school, saw it close in 2004 due to financial pressures and its assets were later sold to an investment firm where it stagnated during the recession years. After graduation, grandson of founder Jack, Tim Charles started a yacht refit and transformational overhaul business, leasing some of the service bays from the new owner of the Crescent yard and hiring former employees. The new company, Platinum Marine thrived and grew to over 100 employees, leading to an opportunity to buy back the Crescent brand and intellectual property in 2015. Crescent Custom Yachts focused on the design and building of new yachts, while Platinum Marine continued with the refit business.
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Owner Tim Charles was able to leverage existing relationships with major yacht brokers and utilize the highly skilled, experienced craftsmen of Platinum Marine (some with original Crescent experience) to avoid the “start-up” perception with prospective clients. The first yacht, a Crescent 145 (44 meter) custom fiberglass yacht, was launched relatively quickly and first shown at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Designed by renowned Jonathan Quinn Barnett (JQB Designs) on a hull design by Jack Sarin—both highly respected in the global luxury yacht community, Crescent 145 (M/Y Muchos Mas) raised the bar for fit, finish, and meticulous attention to detail, making big waves at the Show. Timing was perfect as the economy began its comeback and both Canadian and US buyers benefitted from the attractive exchange rate, offering excellent value. The successful launch led to orders for more yachts—Crescent 110 (33m), Crescent 164, and Crescent 138. Even with the challenges imposed by covid-19 restrictions, boat sales did extremely well, including superyachts, as people were spending more time aboard their yachts.
Another contributing factor to the success and growth of the Pacific Northwest shipyard was the development and opening of Victoria International Marina in 2019 with 28 eco-friendly slips for superyachts. This world-class marina and the global media coverage of its development and opening has helped promote one of the world’s most beautiful cruising destinations, the Pacific Northwest with 25,000 kilometers (over 15,534 miles) of explorable, breathtaking-beautiful coastline between Victoria, BC and Alaska.
Today, Crescent Custom Yachts has built the largest recreational, private superyacht in Canada, the Crescent 164 (50m), which is sold. Besides the 164, Crescent’s project list includes the aluminum hull Crescent 155 (47.2m) with exterior & interior design by Crescent Yachts; the composite hull Crescent 145 (44.2m) with exterior & interior design by JQB Design—launched 2017; the composite hull Crescent 130 (39.6m) with exterior & interior design by JQB Design; the composite hull Crescent 117 (35.7m) with exterior & interior design by Greg Marshall Design—launched January 2020; the composite hull Crescent 115 (35m) with exterior & interior design by JQB Design; the composite hull Crescent 110 (33.5m) with exterior & interior design by Greg Marshall Design; and the fiberglass hull Crescent 108 (32.9m) with exterior & interior design by Greg Marshall Design.
Award-winning design firm, Gregory C Marshall Naval Architect, Ltd in nearby Victoria, BC is a leader in creative yacht design and naval architecture, having designed some of the world’s finest megayachts during more than 35 years in business. Blending artistry with naval architecture expertise to create the balances of art and science, creativity and technology, appearance and performance are what satisfies the dreams of clients and distinguishes the work of GCMNA and Crescent Custom Yachts.
JQB Design (Jonathan Quinn Barnett Ltd) founded in Seattle in 1995, is an American yacht design firm with over 32 years’ experience designing award-winning superyachts. Each exterior and interior design project is focused on reflecting the imagination and requirements of each client. Besides exterior and interior yacht design, JQB Design offers custom exterior furniture design and bespoke interior furniture design through complementary firm, Yachtstyle LLC, established in 2006 by brother, Chris Barnett. To achieve the uniquely individual design features appreciated by clients, the firm continually researches new materials and technologies.
Another legendary and respected yacht design firm in the Pacific Northwest, Jack Sarin Studio, designed the exteriors and hulls of many pre-2004 Crescent Custom Yachts helping establish the Crescent Yacht style. In fact, the first 2016 Crescent 145 designed by Jonathan Quinn Barnett, was built on a hull design by Jack Sarin.
Among new technologies utilized on the Crescent 117, designed by Greg Marshall, is the Crestron system for controlling lighting, blinds, and audiovisual entertainment system via an app on a smartphone or tablet commonly used in modern upscale residences. 3M’s Di-NocTM architectural finish wrapping films are utilized creating complimentary textures and colors in premium, rare woods (without sacrificing forests), costly textiles, stones, leathers, metals, and more to create stunning effects throughout the yacht, contrasting with the natural black oak and marble. The Di-Noc (DIURNO NOCTURN = beautiful day and night) films are non-porous, therefore easy to clean and disinfect, long lasting, and easy to install, saving time and expense.
Crescent 145, M/Y Muchos Mas launched 2017, designed by JQB Design has some amazing features such as the award-winning sun deck with pool, swim-up bar, shallow area with submerged benches for tanning in water, waterfall, and clear glass panels that surround the sundeck as a wind screen. Another exceptional feature is the superyacht spa that is a series of overhead jets pulsing waves of water in a programmed pattern over a heated onyx bed for a hydro massage experience. At the touch of a button the glass surrounding the onyx walled shower area becomes opaque for privacy. The stainless-steel galley has every imaginable food prep device and an herb garden with grow lights! Layout and two doors keep crew and stewardesses out of cooking zones.
The Crescent Yacht models must be seen to be appreciated for their excellent design, innovative use of space, and stunning beauty—practical and luxuriously comfortable!
Don’t want to wait for a new build? Currently there are five Crescent Motor Yachts available in the yacht brokerage (preowned) market ranging from model year 1992 Crescent 120 at under $5 million to model year 2020 Crescent 117 @ about $13,250,000. Listing prices range from under $2 million for a 1994 Crescent 105 to $about $28,500,000 for a 2016 Crescent 145.