A New Generation of Yacht Building

Crescent Custom Yachts is located in the magnificent setting of the Canadian Pacific Northwest, a part of the world renowned for spectacular boating along its breath-taking coast.

With a six-bay fully enclosed shipbuilding facility, Crescent is able to have multiple projects underway at all times. The 330 Ton Marine Travelift assures easy and dependable access to the docks located on the protected waterway of the Fraser River, minutes away from open ocean.

A specialized team of craftspeople with hundreds of years of experience, a management team with international yacht building experience from Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, and England, and a favourable Canadian dollar, make Crescent well positioned to build outstanding yachts that will meet the needs of owners wanting a custom-built yacht.


The Crescent brand was acquired in 2015 by Tim Charles, the grandson of Crescent’s founder, Jack Charles (1923-2018).

The company was started in 1985 by Jack Charles in Crescent Beach, a small oceanside community in British Columbia, Canada. A busy order book facilitated a move to a new state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility in Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver, BC. At this facility, Crescent produced numerous world-renowned vessels over 100′ that can be found in ports around the world.

In the early 2000’s the Crescent brand was sold to a group of investors. After that time the company languished and no vessels were launched under the Crescent name.

After Crescent was sold to investors, Tim Charles started his own company Platinum Marine and took over the former Crescent shipbuilding facility. Platinum specializes in yacht refits and transformational overhauls with a workforce of over 100 skilled employees. Platinum retains a core of the original craftspeople who worked at Crescent Custom Yachts before it was sold.

An opportunity presented itself for Tim to acquire the Crescent brand. He added the Crescent brand to Platinum’s family of marine companies.

With the relaunch of the Crescent marque, the new company’s goal is to again achieve the world status of an elite custom yacht builder with an emphasis on the meticulous craftsmanship that the name is known for.  The award winning Crescent 145 Muchos Mas was launched in late 2016 with a debut at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show in 2017.  Current vessels under active construction and available for sale are the Crescent 117 and Crescent 130.  The Crescent 164 is under construction and sold. It is the largest private yacht to be built in Canada. In design stage are the 110, 115, and 155.

Crescent Custom Yachts is a private company with sole ownership by Tim Charles. Platinum Marine is also located at the same location with the added benefit of collaboration and sharing of resources. Sister companies include  Tactical Custom Boats, a line of high performance aluminum boats for the recreational and commercial markets, CCY Marine, a boat house building construction company,  Milltown Marine Services, a full-service recreational boat repair company located at Milltown Marina in Vancouver, and WrapBoats.ca, a marine vinyl wrap exterior/interior service for boats and yachts.