Crescent Yachts was began by Jack Charles, who envisioned building the finest megayacht possible… for himself. He started Crescent Yachts in 1986 in Richmond, British Columbia. Originally based on Westport’s hulls, Crescent later began producing their own molds, known as “Janicki” molds, which were designed by famed naval architect Jack Sarin. This expandable mold concept allowed Crescent Custom Yachts to build yachts from 110 feet to 130 feet in length, giving owners the size they desire combined with the latest hull technology.
Crescent Yachts was the first North American-manufactured yacht to meet the Maritime and Coastguard Agency standards. Crescent has even gone beyond the standards in achieving excellence for various engineering systems. Their yachts were primarily a variety of raised pilothouse models based on the expandable hull mold, which offered size flexibility in conjunction with state-of-the-art hull construction. Crescent’s yard provides an entire line of yacht services- design, new construction and repair/refit. Quality yacht building depends on the highest standards of marine engineering, architecture and design. Crescent offered the advantages of the innovative Janicki mold designed by Sarin and tank-tested at the University of British Columbia.