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Current Caldwell Checkmate production

MAD Drummer

New member
I ordered a Pulsare 2400 BRX last April. Denny said there were eight boats in front of mine. I guess I am still four boats behind the DukeOfDayton.
Not a good feeling.
 

Glenn Kornett

Active member
I ordered a Pulsare 2400 BRX last April. Denny said there were eight boats in front of mine. I guess I am still four boats behind the DukeOfDayton.
Not a good feeling.
You ordered your BRX one year ago. At that time that had 8 orders ahead of yours. You said that you were 4 boats behind the Duke of Dayton. Does that mean that they built 4 of those 8 boats in the last year?? If so, then production has not completely stopped like some of us thought but slowed considerably. Or did I misunderstand it?
 

Madtown

Active member
Here is the cause of the delay possibly. Being taken to court due to a boat failure? This is going to be a long process I think.


 

GFreeburn

Member
Anyone having a boat currently on order I highly recommend you read the full thread about the Sea Cat failure, the way the owner of Caldwell handled it & why. I would want my deposit back immediately and go find a Ohio built Checkmate.

Hi Madtown. While I concur that the Sea Cat saga iS likely affecting current production, Caldwell Marine International is NOT the same company as Caldwell Marine Designs.
 

cooperider

Well-known member
It looks like Caldwell found a better opportunity.
 

SCT

Well-known member
I’d hate to see Caldwell push the CM molds
In the corner and the brand continues to die a slow death.

It would be great to see a small boutique shop buy the molds….I truly believe there would be a small but loyal customer base for the remaining Checkmate models w- updated materials and equipment.

Time will tell-
 

PA-Checkmate

Active member
I’d hate to see Caldwell push the CM molds
In the corner and the brand continues to die a slow death.

It would be great to see a small boutique shop buy the molds….I truly believe there would be a small but loyal customer base for the remaining Checkmate models w- updated materials and equipment.

Time will tell-
But would need to make a profit while keeping price affordable which has been the death of many? What's a mercury 300hp go for today?
 
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karzrus

Well-known member
But is it to a point right now, where no one can build a Checkmate boat? Who owns the company, the name and the ability to build a Checkmate?
 

Glenn Kornett

Active member
But is it to a point right now, where no one can build a Checkmate boat? Who owns the company, the name and the ability to build a Checkmate?
All good questions, I don't think we really know the true answers to those questions. We suspect that Caldwell might stop building them because someone posted he was returning deposits, but do we really know if he has stopped building them for good?
 

Madtown

Active member
All good questions, I don't think we really know the true answers to those questions. We suspect that Caldwell might stop building them because someone posted he was returning deposits, but do we really know if he has stopped building them for good?

If I had to guess right now I would say the brand is done as far as Caldwell is concerned. With the Donzi deal & the legal issues that are involved with the Checkmate name it is sadly over I think. Real shame.
 

Glenn Kornett

Active member
I might be wrong but I think that article was written when Caldwell originally bought Checkmate but perhaps was posted 3 weeks ago on the website you mentioned? Hopefully I am wrong.
 
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