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Current Caldwell Checkmate production

DukeOfDayton

New 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.
Oh shoot. You're not wrong. The last time the page was viewed or edited was 3 weeks ago. The article must be older.
 

Glenn Kornett

Active member
Dated 2018.
Weird? I picked my boat up in Bucyrus around Oct 31 / 2019 and Dean told me at that time there was a release coming out that Checkmate would be sold but that was in 2019. However the article could have been written about Caldwell Marine in 2018 and then the Checkmate part added later. I think they should give you the molds of your choice cooperider, for a song and a dance, and you build a few a year of just 1 or 2 models. Would you even consider it?
 

Glenn Kornett

Active member
Unfortunately, that video was recorded at the 2020 Miami boat show, and now, 2.5 years later it appears that Caldwell Marine has halted all Checkmate production. So sad. I was fortunate enough to purchase the 2nd last boat they built in Bucyrus, and a good friend of mine purchased the last one built. Sadly, he passed away and I helped his family sell his boat to the new owner in FL who is very happy with it.
 

SCT

Well-known member
Anyone know how many CMs, Caldwell has built? I saw a few ‘build’ promo pics and the boats looked good. But also heard a few rumors about their build quality. Has anyone seen one in person?
 

TMR

Active member
Yes I did at the Titus Dealership open house. There is a thread on it with a bunch of pics I posted.
 

DukeOfDayton

New member
Anyone know how many CMs, Caldwell has built? I saw a few ‘build’ promo pics and the boats looked good. But also heard a few rumors about their build quality. Has anyone seen one in person?

Zero. I've had a checkmate on order for a year and a half. There is no progress whatsoever.
 

Glenn Kornett

Active member
You might be able to purchase a 21 or 24 ft Persuader from Cooperider, which from the photos, appears to be made from the Checkmate Pulsare molds.
 
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