We are heartbroken to announce the death of Charles Rutgersson who passed away suddenly at the age of 67 after a brief fight with cancer.

Charles Rutgersson was the ‘CR’ of CR Yachts, which he started with his wife Marita in 1989 by producing performance cruising yachts on the island of Orust, Sweden. With boat-building in his blood and decades of experience, his passion and energy drove him to create this superb brand of sailing yachts. Charles was enormously proud to hand over the reins of the company to his son Mattias in 2013, but he remained an integral part of CR and its production of world-class yachts. He will be sadly missed.