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Old 11-01-2019, 12:03 PM   #1
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/1/19

At the beginning of October, Checkmate has attempted to extend the current lease with the landlord, however an agreement could not be met. Therefore, after much thought and consideration of the current situation, the owners of Checkmate Powerboats have decided to dissolve the company, selling the molds, all the parts for completed boats, and the intellectual property. Checkmate has been around the boating industry for over 56 years, having an assortment of 17 different models in both sterndrive and outboard offerings. If you have interest in acquiring the Checkmate molds and intellectual property, please give us a call at 631-208-2933.
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Very Sad Day for all Checkmate owners. Maybe someone with the capital and enthusiasm will step up to the pump and keep Checkmate alive...
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Very Sad Day for all Checkmate owners. Maybe someone with the capital and enthusiasm will step up to the pump and keep Checkmate alive...
It certainly is sad news. I was fortunate to get the 2nd last boat they built (2400 LD / 300R and it is gorgeous). I know the guy getting the last one. Dean Reynolds is an awesome guy to work with. If Dean and a few others had some financial backing, I think he could really revive Checkmate.
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Will all inventory of parts and pieces be liquidated? I take it the upholstery shop is shut down?
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So the landlord has an empty building and NO monthly income?
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Only part of it will be empty, the rest has a tenant.
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Rats! I mean crap, this sucks!

Hmm, if I order another official checkmate shirt will it arrive at my door?
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/1/19

At the beginning of October, Checkmate has attempted to extend the current lease with the landlord, however an agreement could not be met. Therefore, after much thought and consideration of the current situation, the owners of Checkmate Powerboats have decided to dissolve the company, selling the molds, all the parts for completed boats, and the intellectual property. Checkmate has been around the boating industry for over 56 years, having an assortment of 17 different models in both sterndrive and outboard offerings. If you have interest in acquiring the Checkmate molds and intellectual property, please give us a call at 631-208-2933.
Its very unfortunate, that in this outboard dominated market it was that difficult to find success with the storied name and reputation associated with this product. Its been my experience, when at the dock, there is never a shortage of complements about my boat, heck they would start at the gas station before it was even off the trailer or at the stop light on the way to the gas station. But, one question that almost always followed was,,,, Hmmmm Checkmate....are they still in business?? As we all can see from this outcome, it’s difficult to be successful and grow, when customers don't even know you're there!
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Its very unfortunate, that in this outboard dominated market it was that difficult to find success with the storied name and reputation associated with this product. Its been my experience, when at the dock, there is never a shortage of complements about my boat, heck they would start at the gas station before it was even off the trailer or at the stop light on the way to the gas station. But, one question that almost always followed was,,,, Hmmmm Checkmate....are they still in business?? As we all can see from this outcome, itís difficult to be successful and grow, when customers don't even know you're there!
I could be putting my foot in my mouth but, Global Marine, imo had done very little to promote the brand. Yes, they brought a few boats to various boat shows but there has virtually been no advertising, no promotion, a webpage that has not been maintained or updated, no involvement with social media where our beloved Checkmate brand is populated, etc. etc.
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