The well-established Swedish family company Cremo has been manufacturing Crescent Allure sloops since the late 1990s. While the company’s modern production facility is located in Poland, the family remains very involved in the business, managing all aspects of the production.
In the early 1960s, the company decided to introduce a broader line of boats in the Swedish market. In the late 1990s, Yamaha Motor Netherlands invented the concept for the Crescent Allure 21, launching a new trend and the start of a new line of tenders.
First on the market
As the sloop emerges and expands on the market in the early 1990s, many are still sailing with a diesel inboard engine. To create more space in the boat, facilitate engine servicing and ensure sufficient thrust with low power, Yamaha and Cremo developed a boat with an outboard motor: the Crescent Allure 21. The first sloop with an outboard motor that is practical and concealed inside an engine compartment!
This development was made possible by Yamaha’s (High Thrust) FT engine models. With a different gear ratio in the boat tail, the large diameter propeller rotates more slowly than in conventional outboard engines, allowing full thrust power and also better braking power.