The assets of Checkmate Powerboats have been purchased by Global Marine Power, which is the parent company of Hustler Powerboats. Checkmate had halted production back in May and most of it’s staff was laid off. Hustler Powerboats, a manufacturer of high performance offshore boats since 1979, will now be able to offer 17 models to customers looking for boats under 30 feet by Checkmate.
“With a strong presence in the center console and small performance outboard boat market, Checkmate makes a great addition to the Hustler family,” said Paul LoGiudice, Sales Manager of Hustler Powerboats. “With 84 years of history between the two companies and 32 different models of boats ranging from 18’ to 50’, it will appeal to the new customers who are looking to find an affordable boat while working up to a larger boat without the need of changing companies down the road.”
“Hustler and Checkmate share many of the same attributes, custom, hand laid, exceptional performance and high quality boats,” said Doug Smith, company spokesperson for Checkmate Marine. “I am excited to see what Hustler will be able to help Checkmate accomplish.”
Checkmate will continue to produce and operate in Bucyrus, Ohio and complement Hustler’s current distributing channels. All current checkmate models will retain the Checkmate branding when production resumes.
About Hustler Powerboats
Hustler Powerboats, a division of Global Marine Power, Inc. manufactures 15 boats in both catamaran and v-hull designs, ranging from 21 feet to 50 feet in length. More information can be found by calling the office at 631-208-2933 or visiting the website at Hustler Powerboats. Follow Hustler Powerboats on Facebook, and on Twitter
About Checkmate Marine
Checkmate Marine, a division of Global Marine Power, Inc. has been in business for 50 years, manufacturing 17 different models ranging from 18 feet to 30 feet. More information can be found by calling the office at 419-562-3881 or by visiting the Checkmate website.