CS Yachts (Canadian Sailcraft)

1963 - 1992

Founded by Paul Tennyson who began building the CORNICE dinghy as part of his reinforced plastics business. In 1971 CS dropped dinghy production and began building keelboats under a new name, CS Yachts. In its best year, 1986, CS built 175 30s, 33s, and 36s and the company moved to an expanded 100,000 sq. ft. facility the following year.
By 1990 the company began to wind down it's production due to the diminishing demand for new boats and closed in 1992.
CS Yachts models included the CS 22, designed by John Butler. Raymond Wall, the former chief designer for Camper Nicholson, was CS’s chief designer from 1977 to 1983. His CS 27 was followed by the 36, and finally the 33. Tony Castro then took over the duties and drew the CS 36 Merlin, and eventually produced five others, the 30, 44, 40 and finally the 34.

Sailboats Built By CS Yachts (Canadian Sailcraft)

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
CAPRICE 15 14.67 ft / 4.47 m 1968
CS 22 21.58 ft / 6.58 m 1971
CS 27 27.00 ft / 8.23 m 1975
CS 30 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1984
CS 33 32.67 ft / 9.96 m 1979
CS 34 33.50 ft / 10.21 m 1989
CS 36 36.50 ft / 11.13 m 1978
CS 36 MERLIN 36.00 ft / 10.97 m 1986
CS 395 40.15 ft / 12.24 m 1979
CS 40 39.25 ft / 11.96 m 1987
CS 44 44.08 ft / 13.44 m 1985
CS 50 49.86 ft / 15.20 m 1987


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