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Leon Slikkers started at Chris-Craft in the joiner department making cabin tops in 1946. In the early 1950's Leon began building 14' runabouts in his garage after work. In 1954 he registered the Slickcraft name, and the following year he left a promising career at the age of 27 to open his own shop and fulfill his dream, he sold his house. Michigan. Leon began experimenting with a new material called fiberglass in 1955. Within three years, the company put a few of the boats into production and, by 1963, had stopped building with wood completely.
In 1969, Leon sold Slickcraft to the AMF Corporation. He stayed on as President to head up three AMF companies (including Slickcraft), but eventually realized that the large corporation's business principles did not match his own and left after four years. Leon started over in 1974 building sailboats under the name S2 Yachts. Within ten years, S2 was one of the top five sailboat manufacturers in the United States. Gradually the company began producing high-quality powerboats called Tiara Yachts, and phasing out the sailboats. S2 and Tiara Yachts then constructed a second facility in Ft. Pierce, Florida and, in 1977, added Pursuit to its product line up. In 1983, S2 and Tiara Yachts purchased the Slickcraft brand name from AMF, and the following year, Leon Slikkers became Chief Executive Officer and David Slikkers was named President.
Tiara Yachts Commitment to Excellence
Tiara Yachts sets itself apart by pursuing the ultimate goal of perfection, both in the products we make, and in the entire conduct of our business.
We embrace the responsibility of providing support to our dealers, establishing cooperative working relationships with our suppliers, and building a product that inspires customer confidence and satisfaction.
We commit ourselves to designing, engineering, and manufacturing our boats to exact standards and specifications.
In so doing, we are confident our products will be A SOURCE OF PLEASURE, A MATTER OF PRIDE, AND A LASTING INVESTMENT to their owners.
Tiara Yachts has always built boats that are among the best in the world ... production or custom. And OVERBUILT is a common standard of reference for all Tiara boats. At Tiara Yachts this is the way things are done. The way the BEST things always are.
Although boat builders around the world keep trying to make boats like ours, we've never tried to make boats like theirs. SEE for yourself. Inside, outside, underneath it all, no other yacht can compare with Tiara Yachts.
1. Style, Form and Function. Tiara boats are beautiful and graceful ... and more importantly, designed and laid out to give the owner ultimate utility, comfort and ride.
2. The knowledge gained in decades of boat building is reinforced by both CAD and CAE. The Tiara boats design/engineering team's methods include custom-written electrical software, and three-dimensional structural, mechanical and interior visualizations. All combining to product innovative tooling and construction techniques that maximize engineering accuracy, structural integrity, overall strength and safety.
3. Tiara yachts modified deep-V hull and advanced keel design provides a quick planning, fuel efficient, dry ride and promotes tracking and maneuverability. The resulting overall stability produces a wave-calming and very smooth ride.
4. On all models thru 43 feet, recessed trim tabs improve both performance and fuel efficiency. Recessed tabs also minimize fish line fouling and provide a clearer area for transom/swim platform activities.
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