C&C 43

LOA: 43' 4"          LWL: 35'

Yachts Name

Long Reach,

Mme. Caprice, 

Usual Suspect, 

Calypso - Esta Es - Phantom - Arieto, 

Endurance, Carmanah - Destination, 

Alethea - Orange Peel - Alethea, 

Evening Star - Dry Fly - Avanti II , 

Rampage - Margalo - Rampage, 

Common Sense - The Butterfly, 

XDimension - Night Train, 

Pretty Woman , 

Sanfire - Blythe, 





70-8, 74-2

MMOTGL Accession Number

2001.0066.325 (1-10), 

2001.0066.0323 (1-25), 

2001.0066.0324 (1, 6), 

2001.0066.0326 (1), 

2008.00012.0002 (1-11), 

2001.0066.322 (4, 10, 11), 

2001.0066.0349 (1,2, 10-12), 

2008.0012.00120 (1-8), 

2008.0012.0102 (1-3), 

2001.0066.0325 (1-3, 5-8)

Designer / Draughtsman

C&C Design Group, 

Hennessy, E. L., 

Fergus (?), John

Year of Design



C&C Yachts Limited

Hull Gilbert Model



The C&C 43s were a limited production racer/cruiser from C&C’s custom shop. These iconic yachts were designed to be sleek and sturdy and fast. The 43 is still winning regattas, cruising the globe and shining a spotlight on C&C’s heritage. 

Two of Long Reach’s sister ships have had recent retrofits. Mme. Caprice was restored at Northshore Boatworks in Oakville. While her deck, hull, and forward ring bulkhead were original, her interior and all systems were completely replaced with and interior finished in the classic Herreshoff style. Mme.Caprice has been a 100% successful transformation into a luxurious cruising sloop. 

Usual Suspects was another of Reach’s fellow 43s. She was brought home to Bruckmann Yachts (C&C’s custom shop) and her restoration highlights Bruckmann’s craftsmanship while providing a balance between racing and cruising. From new cored bulkheads and a redesigned deck and interior all systems were redone. Her first in class SORC finish, trans Atlantic and Pacific passages attest to the incredible success of this project. 




Robert Mazza Thu, 15 Oct 2020 

 The first C&C 43 was *Arieto*, commissioned by Mason Pearsall in 1970. She did very well in the 1971 SORC, and was later owned by Albert Schofield who raced her in the 1972 SORC. *Alethea* was a slightly later model with a modified aft end and a new more vertical rudder. She won Division B in the 1973 SORC. I believe there were 15 or 16 C&C 43s built, including #2 Destination -owned by Russell Hoyt, *Endurance* - by Roger Derusha (Dean Derusha monitors this site), *Caprice* owned originally, I believe, by John Fergus, #5 was *Avanti* owned Sid Bregman and later by the artist Christopher Pratt who named her *Dry Fly*, #8 was *Rampage* owned John Odenbach and then by Randy Bell, #9 – *Butterfly* – Bruce Sully, #10 – *Night Train* – Blair Vedder, #11 was commisiond by Dean Stiles of Belvedere, CA, but I can't remember her name. The last C&C 43 built was *Long Reach* owned by Dick Scott of Hamilton, ON. 


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