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1976 C & C C&C 26

$9,900 USD

  • $9,900 USD
  • Robert Milano
  • Active
  • Used
  • Sloop Sailboats
  • 1976
  • C & C
  • C&C 26
  • Stamford, Connecticut, US
  • Sail
  • 26ft / 7.92 m
  • 10ft 3in / 3.12 m
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 5400
  • 2016-03-29
  • 2016-09-07
  • 2252128

This 26 C&C is in nice condition and is located in Stamford, CT. 

**New To The Market**Seller Motivated**

C&C originally a Canadian company was always know for building a fine sailing vessel, for racing and cruising.  

The story of C&C Yachts is well known, their list of accomplishments far too long to be repeated here. Beginning in the mid 60’s C&C burst upon the international yacht racing scene. A two man design firm, Cuthbertson and Cassian, rocketed from obscurity to dominance. Not only were their boats fast, but they were well engineered, extremely well built, and always beautiful.  As the trophies stacked up, so did the orders for new boats. Seemingly overnight, C&C became one of the largest sailing yacht builders in the world. Certainly it was the top performance boat builder in the world through the 1970’s. The names are legendary: Red Jacket, Robon, Sorcery, Arieto, Evergreen, Rampage, Archangel and thousands of other well designed, fast and graceful boats that are still sailing today. The boats are the beautiful, tangible results of C&C, but they aren’t the whole story.

This 26 C&C will sleep four owners and guests in her forward stateroom and salon.  She has all the requirements of weekend cruising in comfort including an adequate galley, head and comfortable salon seating. Her cockpit is large enough to seat at least four to six adults underway or at anchor. She has tiller steering which leaves a good amount of entertainment space in the cockpit. She also has a swim ladder for easy water fun.  This nice midsized cruising sailing yacht will clean up nicely and she certainly is a lot of boat for a very small amount of money.  Her seller is motivated,  Did we say her SELLER IS MOTIVATED!!!!

The owner of this vessel is motivated and is an industry professional.

* Yacht Highlights

* One of C&Cs most popular models of the day.

* Very reasonably priced, A lot of boat for a small amount of dollars spent.

* A nice size cockpit.

* Good sized cabin.

* Easy to handle and sail.

* Only a 4'6" draft

* Wide 10' Beam

* Fresh Bottom Paint

* Great Yacht For The First Time Sailor Or The Experienced Cruiser

*She can be seen by appoint by contacting the listing broker today. Her owner is motivated and will consider all reasonable offers. You may also make an Internet offer contingent to your personal inspection and contingencies. Call or email today to arrange for a viewing or to submit an offer. We look forward to hearing from you.

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*About C&C

C& C Yachts was formed in 1969, when Canadian boat builders Belleville Marine Yard, Hinterhoeller Ltd. and Bruckmann Manufacturing joined forces with the design firm of Cuthbertson & Cassian Ltd. New capital was raised through a stock offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Although Ian Morch of Belleville Marine Yard was the first president, he reigned in 1971 taking the Belleville assets with him. George Hinterhoeller was then named president. Later, in an interview, Hinterhoeller states that he accepted this postition reluctantly. He resigned in 1973, and was replaced by Geroge Cuthbertson who continued in that role until 1981. 

C&C Yachts quickly established a reputation as a builder of high quality sailing yachts that were also successful on the race course.

From it's inception, as its first models were displayed at various boat shows in the US and Canada, the company sold as many boats as it could produce. In addition, a steep duty imposed by the Canadian government had also made them relatively affordable in the Canadian market. After weighing different options for expansion, the company decided to open a new plant in Rhode Island.(1976) In doing so, it benefited from very favorable financial terms offered by the Rhode Island Port Authority and Economic Development Corporation. In addition, plans were made to open another plant in Keil, Germany. This was also due to an offer of special, low interest loans.

Throughout the late 1970's and early 1980's, C&C continued to develop and build new models, all of which were well received. Their revamped racing program brought the brand additional renown. But also during this time, a long, slow financial decline had begun. In 1976, George Hinterhoeller sold out and went back to boat building on his own. A plant at Kiel Germany closed in a few short years after incurring enormous losses. This and other factors were caused, in part, by a dramatic downward slide in the value of the American and Canadian dollar. An added factor was the gradual loss of the original personnel.

  The death of George Cassian in 1979, one of the driving forces of the company was a major loss. Geroge Cuthberson left the company in 1982.

Finally, after the plant in Rhode Island closed, the last of the original partners, Eric Bruckman, head of the C&C custom shop, also moved on. By 1985, C&C yachts was left with a single plant at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. From this time on, a long series of changes of ownership and various financial manipulations were to take place.

By 1990, no new ownership, or source of financing could be found and the company went into receivership. For the first time in its history, C&C failed to exhibit at the Toronto International Boat Show.

In 1992, there was a temporary reprieve. C&C was sold to Hong Kong based shipping magnates, Anthony Koo and Frank Chow. The name was changed to C&C Yachts International. By 1994, the factory was operating to capacity building a new 51, the the Tripp designed IMS 45 as well as the SR range of sport boats, designed by Glenn Henderson and originally built in Florida. But then, in the same year, a fire broke out in the factory, completely destroying most of the tooling and the boats currently under construction. Insurance only provided a small portion of the losses.

In 1996, the factory closed, and the land, tooling and trademark were sold. Just a year later, a joint venture was been formed with another defunct builder, Tartan Marine, to build a new line of C&C yachts. These new models included the C&C 99, 110, and 115 which were well received and sold relatively well.


Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudderRig Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 25.58' / 7.80mLWL: 23.58' / 7.19m
Beam: 10.42' / 3.18mListed SA: 331 ft2 / 30.75 m2
Draft (max.) 4.60' / 1.40mDraft (min.) 
Displacement: 5400 lbs./ 2449 kgs.Ballast: 2040 lbs. / 925 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1: 17.26Bal./Disp.: 37.77%Disp./Len.: 183.87
Designer: C&C
Builder: C&C Yachts
Construction: FGBal. type: 
First Built: 1976Last Built: # Built: 
I(IG): 34.50' / 10.52mJ: 11.16' / 3.40m
P: 29.25' / 8.92mE: 9.50' / 2.90m
PY: EY: 
SA(Fore.): 192.51 ft2 / 17.88 m2SA(Main): 138.94 ft2 / 12.91 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):  331.45 ft2 / 30.79 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2: 17.28Est. Forestay Length.: 36.26' / 11.05m
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:  C&C Yachts
More about & boats designed by:   Cuthbertson & Cassian
  C&C Yachts photo album


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Robert Christopher Yacht Sales

425 Fairfield Ave
Stamford, Connecticut, 06902