Chronology of C&C Yachts Limited
1929, June 3 George Harding Cuthbertson born in Brantford ON.
1930, March 15 Erich Bruckmann born in Dusseldorf Germany
1942 GHC moves to Toronto
1944 Belleville Marine Yard is formed.
1950 GHC graduates University of Toronto School of Practical Science with a Engineering degree. ( Mechanical )
1951 Canadian Northern Ltd. GHC and Peter Davidson primarily as yacht brokerage
1953 - 1956 80 Water Rats are built by GHC and Peter Davidson, the first production fiberglass sailboats in Canada
1955 ( Possibly 1945, some debate ) Metro Marine founded by Harry Greb in Bronte Harbour
1956 Erich Bruckmann begins work at Metro Marine
1959 Front Street in Port Credit design office opens
1959 Peter Davidson leaves partnership to pursue career in sail making.
1959 George Cassian joins GHC for a year
1961 Cassian returns and initially buys 25% and later raises his stake to 33% and form Cuthbertson and Cassian Ltd.
1963 Hinterhoeler Boats is incorporated
1966 Bruckmann Manufacturing is formed by Erich Bruckmann with plant on Speers Road in Oakville
1966 Rob Ball joins C&C part time
1968/9 Rob Ball joins C&C full time
1969 September 26, C&C Yachts Ltd. with the merger of C&C Design Group, Hinterhoeller Boats, Bruckmann Manufacturing, Belleville Marine Yard. Becomes a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. $1 million raised to provide capital on October 15
1969 GHC becomes Chief Designer
1969 $3+ million in sales
1969 Ian Morch, Belleville Marine Yard becomes first president of C&C Yachts Ltd.
1971 Belleville Marine Yard plant is shut down
1970 George Hinterhoeller becomes president of C&C Yachts
197? C&C Yachts sets up Head Office in Oakville off Trafalger Road
1971 Belleville Marine Yards Limited charter is renamed C&C Sales Ontario Ltd.
1971 Ian Morch leaves C&C Yachts and buys back the Belleville Marine Yard plant
1973 GHC becomes President and Chairman of the Board
1973 Rob Ball becomes Chief Designer
1975 Middleton, Rhode Island plant opens
1975/6 George Hinterhoeller leaves C&C to re-establish Hinterhoeller Yachts
1977 Hinterhoeller Yachts begins producing Nonsuch line designed by Mark Ellis who had left C&C Design department in 1973
1977 Kiel Germany plant opens
1978 GHC becomes President, C.E.O. and Chairman of C&C Yachts
1978 Motion Designs Limited is formed from the charter of C&C Sales Ontario Ltd. to provide design and management services of GHC to C&C Yachts
1979 Kiel Germany plant closes
1979 George Cassian passes away
1980 C&C Yachts buys Harbour Marine Services in Port Credit from Doug Gilles, Wayne Turner and Ted Clements
1980 C&C builds new Head Office in Port Credit but head office never moves in
1981 $40 million in Sales.
1981 C&C Yachts is bought privately by Jim Plaxton and Stanley Deluce who also own Air Ontario
1981 GHC leaves C&C Yachts.
1982 Jim Plaxton become president of C&C Yachts
1984 David Gee, President of C&C Yachts
1984 Erich Bruchmann reitres from C&C Yachts
1985 November, Rhode Island plant closes
1986 Doug Gilles buy Harbour Marine Services back from C&C
1986 Bill Deluce becomes President of C&C Yachts
1986 April, C&C Yachts bankrupt
1986 June, C&C Yachts bought by Brian Rose, North South Yacht Charters and Mutual Trust
1986 Mark Bruckmann, Erich’s son reopens Bruckmann Manufacturing in old Metro Marine shop at Bronte Harbour
1989 Brian Rose is forced out by Mutual Trust and installs Robert Stubing as President
1989 Rob Ball leaves C&C
1990 Hinterhoeller Yachts bought by Stan Stewart of Strategic Associates
1990 Banks force Rob Stubing to shutter C&C
1992 C&C Yachts bought by Anthony Koo and Frank Chow of Wa Kwang Shipping as C&C Yachts International
1994 April, Niagara on the Lake plant destroyed in fire
1995 Hinterhoeller Yachts closes.
1996 C&C Yachts bought by Fairport Yachts which owns Tartan Yachts. Manufacturing is moved to Fairport, Ohio
Fairport Yachts becomes Novis Marine Ltd.
1999 George Hinterhoeller passes
2000 Bruckmann Manufacturing moves out of Metro Marine yard to Royal Windsor Drive in Oakville
2008 Novis Marine Ltd. makers of Tartan and C&C, sold assets to Grand River Investment
2008 J. Hunter Branbury is appointed president and CEO
2010 July Tartan Yachts and C&C bought by Steve Malbasa
2011 October, Eric Bruckmann dies
2013 Steve Malbasa licenses C&C Yachts to US Watercraft
2016 Tartan Yachts bought by Tim Jacket and Rob Fuller
2017 US Watercraft enters receivership
2017 George H. Cuthbertson passes away
2018 C&C Yachts licensed to Waterline Systems by Steve Malbasa
2022 Robert Ball dies
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