Tiara Yachts Information
Tiara Yachts: The history of Tiara Yachts goes all the way back to 1946, when founder Leon Slikkers began his employment for Chris Chraft building cabin tops. Four years later, he started building 14' runabouts in his garage after work and during his free time. In 1954, he registered the brand name "Slickcraft" and 1955 he made the brave decision to leave his job at Chris Craft and start a small production facility in which to build his Slickcraft boats. By 1961 the Slickcraft line expanded to include 17' boats and all wooden hulls were discontinued to make way for the new fiberglass hull models.
The Slickcraft company was sold in 1969, but Slikkers stayed on as President until he resigned in 1973 to form S2 Yachts, Inc. and begin manufacturing sailboats. Gradually the company began to phase out the sailboats and replace them with high-quality Tiara power boats. In 1983 S2 Yachts purchased the Slickcraft brand name from AMF, the company that had purchased it back in 1969. That same year, they built a new 75,000 sq. ft. plant in Florida to house the building process for Tiara Yachts.
Today Tiara Yachts is headquartered in Holland, Michigan where they build their inboard power boats that range in size from 29 to 58 feet. The current Tiara line consists of inboard powered Open, Sovran, Coronet and Convertible models.
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