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Checkmate 26’ Convincor in Production

An artists rendering of the Checkmate 36' Convincor emphasizes the new model's sleek lines.An artists rendering of the Checkmate 36′ Convincor emphasizes the new model’s sleek lines.

Checkmate Marine has started production of its much-anticipated 26’ Convincor V-bottom. According to a press release from the Bucyrus, Ohio, company, the builder is shooting for a spring 2012 release.

“I’m excited to reveal this custom-designed, unique looking performance boat to the boating community,” said Doug Smith, the owner of Checkmate, in the release. “We’ve spent a lot of time on the design of this model, creating it from scratch, and including truly unique details that you won’t see anywhere else.”

Stylistic highlights include a functional windshield/windscreen that was designed specifically for the new model. Interior features include a spacious cockpit with an 8’6” beam, a well-outfitted interior, plenty of seating and a generous cabin with a V-berth. A fiberglass swim platform is standard.

Power options include a 380-hp MerCruiser 8.2 Mag or a 430-hp MerCruiser 8.2 H.O. Outboard engine options (Read the story) also will be offered.

Base price with the 380-hp engine is approximately $80,000.

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