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1989 Checkmate 281

$18,000 USD

  • $18,000 USD
  • Don Long
  • Active
  • Used
  • Performance Boats
  • 1989
  • Checkmate
  • 281
  • FT LAUDERDALE, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 28ft / 8.53 m
  • Unleaded
  • Fiberglass
  • 2011-07-15
  • 2016-09-07
  • 1493282

This 1989 Checkmate Maxxum 281 with 800 easy hours on twin Mercruiser 454 Mags delivering 385hp that feature recently rebuilt carbs and newly installed seawater pumps. This performance cigarette boat will give a thrill to the velocity enthusiast with a top speed of 60mph and a cruising speed of 40mph. Boat was removed from upholstery shop because they went out of business, rear hatch and seats need upholstery which is included with the vessel. Checkmate Boats has been building high performance boats in Bucyrus, Ohio for over 40 years. In today's mass production society, it’s nice to see a boat builder who still builds them "one at a time."Checkmate is one of the longest running family owned boat building business in the industry. They have built a name that is synonymous with quality and performance.The hull is "hand laid" fiberglass, with sanding between layers to allow better adhesion.If you are looking for a high performance family boat, this Checkmate is the one!



LOA                            28'

Hull Length                   27’9”

Running Surface            27’9”

Beam                           8’

Dry Weight                   5,300lbs

Deadrise                       º

Fuel Capacity               90 gal

Draft - Engine Up         "

Draft - Engine Down     "

Persons Capacity         

Weight Capacity          

Bridge Clearance          4’4"


Engine and Mechanics

Engine Make: Mercruiser                                  Model: 7.41

Fuel Type: Gas

Horse Power: 385

Hours: 800

Drive Type: I/O



316L Grade Stainless Steel Grab Rails

SS Rub Rail Insert



Custom Fog Resistant Gauges

Deluxe Steering Wheel

Digital Depth Gauge

Hour Meter


Lighted Rocker Switches

Tilt Wheel



Aft Convertible Sun Pad

Battery Disconnect Switch

Composite Seat Cushions Bases & Backs

Dual Open Back Helm Seats

Fire Extinguisher

Interior Handle

Stain & Scuff Resistant Vinyl



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Robert Christopher Yacht Sales

425 Fairfield Ave
Stamford, Connecticut, 06902