Checkmate Ads, News Articles and Press Releases

December, 2014
Lake Cumberland Marine Adds Checkmate and Hustler Powerboats

In less than two months at the Louisville Boat Show (Jan. 21-25) in Kentucky, Lake Cumberland Marine will showcase the first of many Checkmate Marine models it hopes to sell in the future. The Somerset, Ky., dealership recently ordered its first boat as an official dealer for Checkmate and its sister company, Hustler Powerboats in Calverton, N.Y.
January, 2014
Build It And They Will Come...

Standing in the parking lot of Checkmate Boats, an iconic brand name in the high-performance powerboat world, I couldn't help but stare directly across the road at acres upon acres of freshly baled hay sitting in an open farm field.
January 15, 2013
Checkmate Building First 565-Powered 260 Convincor

Production has begun on the first Checkmate 260 Convincor with a Mercury Racing 565 engine. The 26-footer, which was released in the summer of 2012 and is the latest model from the sportboat builder, is going to a buyer in New Jersey, according to Doug Smith, the owner of the Bucyrus, Ohio, company
September 5, 2012
Commentary: In Praise of Doug Smith

Human nature being what it is, people are more likely to be vocal when they are unhappy about something than when they are happy about it.
Spring 2012
Sportboat Inside Back Page Cover Ad

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February 22, 2012
In Production: The Largest Built Checkmate Boat – the 43' Punisher – Preparing to Hit the Water Spring 2012

Bucyrus, OH (February 22, 2012) -- Just about ready to spring to life is the largest model yet from Checkmate Marine – a 43' boat called the Punisher. Still in production stage, this exciting new 2013 model will be ready for a spring 2012 introduction

43' Punisher Photo Gallery
October 28, 2011
In Production: New 26’ Convincor Coming in 2012 from Checkmate Marine
Bucyrus, OH (October 28, 2011) -- Checkmate Marine is excited to announce a new 26’ Convincor currently in production at the Checkmate workshop in Bucyrus, OH - in anticipation for a Spring 2012 release.
Spring 2010
Powerboat Full Page Ad
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October 9, 2009
Checkmate Marine Introduces Two New Performance Powerboats

Checkmate Marine, Inc. announces the launch of two new innovative boats: Checkmate’s ZT275 and Checkmate’s ZT350. 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.
October 02 2009
Checkmate Marine President Begins Blogging on Company Website

Checkmate Marine, Inc., a well-known manufacturer of performance powerboats, has launched a new blog on their website at
October 2009
Powerboat Full Page Ad
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October 2009
Checkmate 2010 New Model Catalog
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September 2009
Reviving a Legend
as seen in Performance Boats

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August 2009
Checkmate Powerboat's ZT 244
Powerboat Magazines Quick Takes

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CHECKMATE Makes Waves with 2 New Revitalized Designs
SFX 250 and 244 ZT to be unveiled at the Miami Boat Show
In With the Outboard

With outboard power, Checkmate Boats' Pulsare 2400 BRX proves that stern-drive propulsion isn't the
only good choice for a compact sport boat.
New Checkmate site lets visitors customize boats
Performance powerboat builder Checkmate Marine, of Bucyrus, Ohio, launched a new Website.
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