1986 Checkmate 30 For Sale

Stock #135769 -
Sold

Boat Details

Year:
1986
Type:
Power
Brand:
Checkmate
Category:
High Performance
Model:
30
Length (LOA):
30'
Beam:
9' 6"
Draft:
--
Trailer:
1990 TL
Stock #:
135769
Location:
Raymond, Maine
(near Portland)
Status:
Sold
Reason for Selling:
Estate Sale
Engine Details
Count:
2
Year:
--
Brand:
Mercruiser
Model:
540 CI Big Block Chevy
Size (each):
600 hp
Hours:
--
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Recently Sold — Heading to New Gloucester, ME!

This is a nice example of a vintage racing boat that is reported to have reached speeds of 115MPH back in its racing days. The owner purchased the boat from the original owner in 1987 and ....wow, what a lifelong labor of love.

As the story goes, the owner, now deceased, was the lead mechani...more

1986 Checkmate 30 High Performance in Raymond, Maine

Stock #135769

This is a nice example of a vintage racing boat that is reported to have reached speeds of 115MPH back in its racing days. The owner purchased the boat from the original owner in 1987 and ....wow, what a lifelong labor of love.

As the story goes, the owner, now deceased, was the lead mechanic on the Airborn Racing Team. He never raced his boat but had it set up with 2 aluminum block, 700 HP engines and it was used as the "crew boat" back in the 1990's. Reportedly, Stevie Nicks partied on it back in those days!!

He retired and moved to Maine with the boat and used it on Sebago Lake for a few years with the big engines. It was on flat water on Sebago Lake that he clocked her speed at 115MPH. Later, he removed the big engines and replaced them with the engines she is set up with today.

Sadly it is now part of an estate sale, and it is being sold by the previous owner's brother, who has limited information on its history.

Her racing engines were removed about ten years ago at which time new 7.4 V-8 engines were installed. She has been only lightly used since then, but there are no hour meters to indicate the hours on the engines. We are told that she has Velvet Drive 72 transmission and TRX outdrives.

The boat was reportedly fully commissioned by the owners racing buddies back in the summer of 2016, It was buffed out and detailed inside and out.

Information On Condition

According to the seller (the owners brother), this unit is in very good condition for its age, since the boat was owned and maintained by a marine mechanic.

The seller rates the exterior as a 9 out 10 and the interior as an 8 out of 10. Everything is reported to be in good working order. The trailer is functional, but does not match the condition of the boat....

We have not yet been on this particular unit yet. All information in this listing is believed to be accurate and correct but at the present time has not been personally verified.

We encourage all inquiries and questions relating to it's present condition, accuracy of details including but not limited to it's location, engine hours, service history, listing status and features

Approximate boat location: Raymond, Maine

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Basic Details
Year:
1986
Type:
Power
Brand:
Checkmate
Category:
High Performance
Model:
30
Length (LOA):
30'
Hours:
--
Stock #:
135769
Location:
Raymond, Maine
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
2
Brand:
Mercruiser
Model:
540 CI Big Block Chevy
Size (each):
600 hp
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Drive Brand:
Mercruiser
Drive Model:
TRX Drives
Drive Type:
Stern Drive
Config.:
Inboard/Outboard
Bilge Blower:
Bilge Pump:
Trim Tabs:
Bottom Paint:
None
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
30'
Beam:
9' 6"
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Compass:
Navigation Lights:
Depth Sounder:
Deck Features
Cockpit Cover:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Fire Extinguisher:
ElectricalElec. Components
Accessory Switches:
Cockpit Lighting:
Fuel Gauge:
Horn:
Lighting:
Speakers:
Stereo:
Trailer IncludedIncl.
Included:
Yes
Year:
1990
Brand:
TL
# Axles:
2
Spare Tire:
Yes
Breakaway Hitch:
No
Our company makes no claim of road worthiness of trailer. If not maintained adequately, it may not be fit for travel. We recommend a thorough inspection prior to purchase.
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
6
# Cabins:
1
Sleep. Capacity:
4
# Berths:
3
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Cabin Lighting:
Cabinets:
Porta-potty:
Refrigerator:
ConstructionConst. Features
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
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