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Tiara Yachts are based in Holland, Michigan. Leon R. Slikkers started working for Chris-Craft as an 18 year old. He later started building wooden boats during labor strikes but didn't sell them under a brand name. Leon left Chris-Craft and started SlickCraft boats at 27 years of age in 1955. After much success in building wooden boats, Leon went to fiberglass and was able to add the color to the fiberglass and create more fine tuned hull shapes that he could in wood. He sold his business to AMF, he stayed with them until he realized that they wouldn't keep the same quality in materials and workmanship and he left the AMF.
Tiara Yachts concept came into being in 1976 as a new division of S2 Yachts. S2 Yachts was opened in 1974 after Leon Slikkers left AMF, his two boys joined him and the family business took off. The vision Leon had of producing quality boats using good materials and skilled craftsmanship starting to build Sailboats. Leon was able to go back into power boats once his contract of 5 years had expired with AMF. Tiara Yachts began showing elegant lines and quality construction and were well received in the boating industry. Built for offshore cruising and fishing, the yacht line was large enough for days at sea in comfort and style.
Tiara Yachts incorporated skillful engineering, American genius and quality interiors with beautiful style and wood trims. During a difficult economy Tiara Yachts, owned by S2 Yachts were able to rebound and continue to build, improve and sell their beautiful yachts. Still one of the largest family boating manufacturer's whose mission is to offer superior service with uncompromising quality. Tiara Yachts continue to cruise on the sea.
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