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Checkmate eluder production years ??

Chrisg82

Member
Can anyone here tell me the last year the eluder was available ? I want to say 88-89’ .can anyone confirm ?
 

karzrus

Well-known member
It's been a few years since I paid attention to this but, I was watching it closely back then.
A few(something like 5 and all were some version of Black and Red) Enchanters were made in 89, But Entertainers, Eluders and Exciters all seemed to stop at 88 or even sooner 86/87.
 

Chrisg82

Member
It's been a few years since I paid attention to this but, I was watching it closely back then.
A few(something like 5 and all were some version of Black and Red) Enchanters were made in 89, But Entertainers, Eluders and Exciters all seemed to stop at 88 or even sooner 86/87.
Yes correct and if you ordered a enchanter in 89’ it was a special order .and it’s wasn’t in the 89’ brochure ..I believe your correct about the eluders also .
 

karzrus

Well-known member
It also depends on if you are talking I/O or outboard version as the I/O version of the Eluder stopped earlier than the OB.
 

karzrus

Well-known member
I've never seen a I/O Eluder come up for sale newer than 86 and I don't think they were in the sales brochure after 86 either.

I bought an 82 I/O Eluder in 93 and kept it for 20+years, was always looking at what was for sale in the same category during that time frame.
 

cooperider

Well-known member
I've never seen a I/O Eluder come up for sale newer than 86 and I don't think they were in the sales brochure after 86 either.

I bought an 82 I/O Eluder in 93 and kept it for 20+years, was always looking at what was for sale in the same category during that time frame.
I remember working on one or two Eluder I/O's in 87 or 88 in that era. It wasn't an every day boat. They had to bring the molds in from the barn.
 

Chrisg82

Member
gotcha ,I posted a 83’ diplomat jet that I recently acquired ,I thought maybe you were there around that time .I was curious as to who had to make all the building decisions on the boat ,very very unique in every way .a lot of thinking had to be done to build this boat .
 
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