|Lancer Yacht Corporation, based in Irive California, USA, was founded by Richard Valdez, former president of Columbia Yachts. The company manufactured a line of sailing yachts and motorsailers from 25’ to 65’ (14 models). The Lancer motorsailers (designed by Herb David) were unique in that that they were equipped with single or twin engines making them capable of speeds in excess of 15 knots under power, and yet perform tolerably well under sail. |
Lancers were built at a facility shared with Endeavor Yachts, another company founded by Valdez.
Lancer was sold to Bally, a New York Stock Exchange company, in 1983. The Lancer name and much of the tooling were sold to Newport Offshore Yachts of California but it is thought that no Lancers were built after 1986.