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Official Press Release-Checkmate Introduces Two New Models

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Checkmate Marine, Inc.
3691 St. Rt. 4 N.
PO Box 351
Bucyrus, OH 44820
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CHECKMATE Makes Waves With 2 New Revitalized Designs to be unveiled at the Miami Boat Show.

January 23, 2009, Cleveland, Ohio – CHECKMATE MARINE, INC., a well-known manufacturer of performance speedboats, announces the launch of two new innovative high-performance boats: Checkmate’s SFX 250 and Checkmate’s 244 ZT. These exciting new models are the latest in a line of new performance-inspired sport designs emerging from the workshops of Checkmate Marine, Inc. in Bucyrus, Ohio.

Checkmate’s sleek new 25’ SFX 250 projects a breakthrough design that refuses to be pigeonholed. For families and sports lovers, this boat promises to be the ideal outdoor entertainment center, providing hours of fishing, diving and water-skiing fun. For speed-demons it will be a muscular, wave-running ride capable of mid 60 mph thrills. With a high-performance hull, center console, custom wrap around bow seating, new 2010 all in-gel graphics and innovative features like LED lights in the T-Top, the SFX 250 will be the envy of the waterfront.

Checkmate is also introducing an exciting new 24’6” hi-performance sports boat – the 244 ZT. This nimble model combines the custom options and uncompromising quality that is the unmistakable hallmark of Checkmate. Along with the new 2010 all in-gel graphics, the 244 ZT incorporates a host of quality features, including McLeod sit down seats, offshore electrical gauges and the unmistakable I/O performance of a Mercruiser 496 HO capable of pushing this boat to mid-70 mph speeds.

These two new sports performance models herald a new era of superiority for Checkmate. With president/owner Doug Smith at the helm of the company’s newly developed design and R&D team, Checkmate is leveraging all it’s resources towards designing and constructing the finest quality powerboats on the water. The SFX 250 and 244 ZT are the first in a series of innovative, exciting new models in the revitalized Checkmate line and are hot on the heels of last summers groundbreaking design and introduction of Checkmates newly released Pulsare 2400 BRX

About Checkmate -- Checkmate Marine Inc. designs and builds a complete line of custom, high performance and family runabout speed boats that are renowned for premium performance and quality. Each Checkmate boat is constructed using the highest quality materials and 100% hands-on methods in Checkmate’s boatbuilding workshops located in Bucyrus, Ohio. To learn more about Checkmate performance boats, visit

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