Finally there is a racer/cruiser with speed to burn and two luxurious staterooms for great cruising. There's no secret to the C&C 121's speed. The masthead rig spreads an impressive 846 square feet of working sail, which works out to a zippy sail area-to-displacement ratio of 23.2. To turn sail area into speed, choose from an array of keel options—the 8-foot Deep Fin, 6-foot, 6-inch Standard Fin, or 4-foot Shoal Draft Bulb. Harken winches, blocks, and deck hardware is sited in all the right places and when you're at the helm, you'll appreciate the responsiveness of the Lewmar rack-and-pinion steering and that the self-tailing primary winches are within easy reach.
Down below, don't be too surprised that the interior appointments of the C&C 121 strike you as a lot more luxurious than you'd expected. The varnished cherry joinerwork, teak-and-holly cabin sole, designer fabrics, 6-foot, 4-inch headroom, solid-surface countertops, and seven opening deck hatches are just a part of what makes the C&C 121 interior a success. On the mechanical side, we've devoted a lot of attention to reducing engine noise and vibration by installing a quiet, smooth-running Volvo Saildrive with a geared prop—there's no stuffing box to leak, misaligned prop shaft to rattle, or sketchy performance in reverse.
The construction technology, design, and top-level hardware above and below deck are key to the 121's success. So too is passion. C&C 121 owners tell us that their boat continues to sizzle long after they've taken delivery. She goes fast on the water, looks great at the dock, and cruises in style and speed. With a repertoire like that, everybody grins.