Presenting the CR 490 DS the NEW flagship from CR Yachts as the largest in the deck saloon series designed by the young and dynamic team at BRYD. The modern design provides a spacious cockpit with twin wheel steering and the mainsheet track is mounted on the coachroof enabling a crew to freely and safely move around.

This performance cruiser not only offers superb sailing capabilities but a voluminous and comfortable living space thanks to the deck saloon. The double-glazed windows in the raised saloon area offer approximately 270° views and therefore the option for below deck sailing. There are several layouts to choose from and as one would expect from CR Yachts, the freedom to add your own customisations.

DESIGN BY Ben Rogerson Yacht Design and Sweden Yachts Group

LOA: 15.5 m | LWL: 13.82 m | Beam: 4.71 m | Draft: 2.25 m | Displ: 17,600 kg




Length overall 15.50 m / 50′ 10”

Length waterline 13.82 m / 45′ 4”

Freeboard 1.80 m / 5′ 11”

Beam 4.71 m / 15′ 5”

Draft 2.25 m / 7′ 5”

Swing keel 1.10 m / 3′ 7” to 3.15 m / 10′ 4”

STANDING HIGHTS Saloon:  cm or up to  cm | Galley: cm | Forward cabin:  cm | Aft cabin:  cm | Heads:  cm



Light displacement 17,600 kg / 38,801 lbs

Loaded displacement 21,500 kg / 47,399 lbs


Type: Yanmar 4JH80

Power: 58.8 kW / 80 hp


Water capacity approx. 600 litres / 159 US gal

Water heater 40 litres / 11 US gal

Diesel capacity approx. 400 litres / 106 US gal

Holding capacity approx. 2 x 60 litres / 2 x 16 US gal

Tank quality – Stainless steel



Mast height above waterline 23.57 m / 77′ 4″

SAIL AREA (approx.)

Main sail 72 m² / 775 ft²
Self-tacking jib 45 m² / 484 ft²
Genoa (optional) 53 m² / 570 ft²
Gennaker (optional) 160 m² / 1722 ft²


The interior layout of the CR490DS is both practical and spacious. The standard layout provides two double berths, one twin, berth, a spacious technical equipemt room come office, along with a comfortable raised dining area with panoramic views, fully equipped galley, navigation table, two heads with separate shower rooms and a dinghy garage.

At CR Yachts we pride ourselves on being adaptable to our customer’s bespoke requirements, any layout can be altered to suit the customer.

The deck has been kept as clear as possible without compromising any sailing or safety components.