Cruisers Yachts

Cruisers Yachts

Company History

The Company was founded in the early 50-x, when the second generation family of shipbuilders, Thompson opened 14 and 16 ft wooden pleasure boats in Wisconsin. At first the boat went on selling his father's firm, which existed since 1904. First >cabin cruiser with a length of 19 feet was released a year later. The production was delivered in a big way, the week was produced to 60 cases. On the wave of success, for three years the staff was expanded from 20 to 100 people. In 1961, already 300 experts worked at the shipyard, releasing 12 models from 14 to 20 feet in length. Generating the best years for 3 thousands boats, the company began to become a leader in its segment. However, 60 has brought not only increased demand, but new fashions on a fiberglass boat. The brothers strongly resisted this, believing that a good wooden boat is a priori more productive and durable. But against the market for them to survive failed, and in 1966 the production line of wooden boats was closed. The shipyard had to hastily readjust to new realities. Now the stocks are to go fiberglass cruisers of 24 to 30 feet long. But in 1971 was followed by a series of changes of owners, which ended in 1993 with the purchase of the shipyard Corporation KCS International. Then the shipyard was finally known by its present name. Soon, when the economic downturn is behind us, the company was able to expand its model range, offering high-speed cruisers and yachts flybridge.


In Addition to the products of Cruisers Yachts, at the facilities of the shipyard (and four production sites in Oconto, Wisconsin, and a staff of 450 people) are made and the boats of the other two brands. We are talking about owned by KCS International two stamps: Rampage Yachts (vessels for sport fishing) and Azure Sport Boats (sport boats). The latest brand in 2012, management decided to rename the series of her boat in the Cruisers Sport Series. Thus, they came under the "jurisdiction" of Cruisers Yachts, thus expanding its lineup.

Model range

Two major series Cruisers Yachts is >bowrider length of 7-10 meters (a legacy of the Azure Sport Boats), and >with cruisers there are in the wavelength range from 11 to 18 meters. Two older models in the lineup of yachts coming in two versions, with >flybridge without it.


The Company is one of the pioneers in the use of the propulsion system from Volvo Penta.

Yacht models


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