Crescent Custom Yachts Returns to Yacht Building Crescent Custom Yachts has announced new ownership and the restart of new-build with two sold projects and more in the design stage with a client. First to launch in late 2015 is a Crescent 145’ designed by Jonathan Quinn Barnett. The Lloyd-classed custom fiberglass yacht has been sold to an American client. A Crescent 110’ with an exterior designed by Luiz Debasto is underway for an American client as well. And finally, a Crescent 155’ is in early design phase with clients. The new 145' designed by JQB is based on the original 144' featured on YachtForums in late 2009... Crescent 144' TriDeck . The Crescent brand was recently acquired by Tim Charles, the grandson of Crescent’s founder Jack Charles, with a goal to restore the brand to its former glory with a focus on elite custom vessels with exceptional craftsmanship. Although no longer a family business, Crescent Custom Yachts will continue to hold onto the legacy of the family name. Crescent Beach Boatbuilders was started in the late 1980s by Jack Charles. A busy order book facilitated a move to a state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility and a name change to Crescent Custom Yachts. The new name reflected the string of custom luxury yachts produced until the company’s brand name was sold in the early 2000s to an investment group.