Lancer Yacht Corp. (USA)

1974 - 1986

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.

Sailboats Built By Lancer Yacht Corp. (USA)

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

Model LOA First Built
LANCER 25 24.67 ft / 7.52 m 1975
LANCER 25 MK 5 24.67 ft / 7.52 m 1982
LANCER 25 PS 24.67 ft / 7.52 m 1985
LANCER 27 PS 26.58 ft / 8.10 m 1983
LANCER 28 27.67 ft / 8.43 m 1977
LANCER 28T MK5 27.67 ft / 8.43 m 1982
LANCER 29 PS 28.58 ft / 8.71 m 1984
LANCER 29-3 28.67 ft / 8.74 m 1977
LANCER 30-2 29.50 ft / 8.99 m 1977
LANCER 30-3 29.50 ft / 8.99 m 1979
LANCER 30-4 29.20 ft / 8.90 m 1978
LANCER 30-5 29.50 ft / 8.99 m 1980
LANCER 36 36.17 ft / 11.02 m 1973
LANCER 36 (FR) 36.17 ft / 11.02 m 1982
LANCER 39 39.00 ft / 11.89 m 1982
LANCER 40 40.00 ft / 12.19 m 1983
LANCER 42 42.00 ft / 12.80 m 1980
LANCER 44 44.16 ft / 13.46 m 1979
LANCER 45 45.00 ft / 13.72 m 1981


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