Pursuit introduces the C 260 during the 2012 Miami International Boat Show. A very stylish center console with a unique head entry and fishing features throughout. The infused hardtop and windshield designs setting new standards for construction in her category.
Pursuit is awarded Boating Magazines Boat of the Year to the ST 310. This is two years in a row the company has received the prestigious award.
Pursuit displays a pink-mermaid wrapped OS 315 in a joint effort to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Proceeds from the sale of any boat during the 2012 Miami International Boat Show are donated to specific research done by Dr. Ben Park, leading Doctor and Scientist, with the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Research Center Johns Hopkins.
Pursuit announces its’ entry into the Sport Yacht market with a mid-thirty foot vessel powered exclusively by Yamaha Outboards. The first hull will be delivered in the early fall of 2012.
Pursuit is awarded a BOATING Magazine’s Best of Class for its DC 265 during the 2011 Miami International Boat Show.
Pursuit introduces ST 310 at the Miami International Boat Show. The sport tender model is the first in a new series of boats built specifically for use as a tender as well as everyday boating.
Pursuit unveils the C 200 at the Miami International Boat Show, the first model in the new Inshore Series line. Pursuit markets the product as affordable, dependable, quality alternatives and will ultimately offer a C 180 and DC 235, delivering as 2012 models and debuting at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Pursuit receives NMMA’s 2011 Marine Industry CSI Award for the ninth year in a row. The Marine Industry CSI Awards program honors participating manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the customer. Award recipients achieved and maintained an independently-measured standard of excellence of 90 percent or higher in customer satisfaction over the past year.
Pursuit Introduces two new Inshore Series models a DC 235 and C180 in the early fall of 2011. The complete Inshore Series is displayed during the 2011 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Pursuit perfects the flagship OS 385 and re-introduces the luxurious express during the 2011 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. She features a new hardtop design, interior appointments with a fully enclosed stand-alone shower and construction enhancements.
Pursuit introduces a brand new 26 Dual Console to its full line of luxury product. This is the first boat in a new series of dual console models raising the bar for this category in the marine marketplace.
Pursuit introduces S 280 Sport at the
Miami International Boat Show. This boat is the second in the Sport
series of cruising / fishing center consoles.
Pursuit offers factory refurbishing and upgrading program to all
Pursuit owners. This program provides owners of older Pursuits to
upgrade fabrics, cabinetry, wiring, electronics and more.
Pursuit introduces the S 310 Sport,
a center console cruiser/tender at the Annual Dealer Conference.
Pursuit also unveils the C 340 Center Console and OS 335 Offshore
powered with the new Yamaha twin 350 outboard engines at the Annual
Team Pursuit, a competitive fishing team comprised of Pursuit captains
and staff, is formed. They will fish out of the beefed up C 340 Center
Console in two divisions of the Southern Kingfish Association (SKA)
during the spring and summer in and around Florida.
Pursuit introduces the OS 375 Offshore at the Palm Beach Boat Show.
This new flagship of the fleet represents the largest outboard powered
boat Pursuit has ever built and is powered with triple 350 hp Yamaha
Pursuit announces five dealers achieving Flagship Dealer status.
The Flagship Dealer Program builds on the Marine Industry Dealer
Certification program instituted by the NMMA to help marine dealers
achieve and maintain certain standards and practices for their dealerships
in several different areas. The Pursuit program adds operational
enhancements that help the dealers excel in overall customer satisfaction
and profitability, and recognizes and rewards exceptional performance
in the areas of dealership sales, marketing and service.
Pursuit unveils OS 375 Offshore, redesigned C 280 Center Console
and updated C 230 and C 310 Center Consoles during Annual Dealer
Meeting in August.
Pursuit holds first International Dealer Conference to coincide with
the Genoa Boat Show in Santa Margherita, Italy and the international
launch of the OS 375 Offshore, in October.
Pursuit unveils new OS 345 Offshore during Fort Lauderdale International
Boat Show in October. This model replaces best selling model OS 335
Offshore and offers many of the features found on the OS 375 Offshore.
Pursuit introduces the LS 235 Denali
and the C 310 Center Console during the Annual Dealer Conference.
Introduction of the C 230 Center Console during the Miami International
Pursuit receives the Boating Magazine 2006 Boat Of The Year Award
for the LS 345 Drummond Runner during the Miami International Boat
Pursuit announces record sales at the 2007 Miami International Boat
Show, declaring it one of the best boat shows ever.
Pursuit announces the launch of the OS 315 Offshore for the summer
of 2007. This model will incorporate new features such as a molded
hardtop and windshield, updated upholstery and fabrics, bow thrusters
and infused fiberglass stringer system.
Leon and Dolores Slikkers are awarded honorary Doctors of Law titles
from Andrews University for their dedication and commitment to improving
the quality of life of those around them, their generous philanthropy
and encouragement of others to serve their fellow man.
Pursuit wins NMMA Innovation Award for the Drummond
Sportfish “Anglers EdgeTM” bait prep center during the
Miami International Boat Show.
Pursuit wins two gold Addys and one silver Addy award for print advertising
and it’s 2006 catalog for design and printing processes with
design team FC Edge.
Construction is completed at the Pursuit factory, the culmination
begin the launch of the automated production and lamination lines.
Leon Slikkers pushes the button on each line on April 4 and begins
the automation process. All new areas are up and running, including
the Design Center, new lamination areas and coating booths.
Pursuit introduces the OS 285 Offshore, which replaces the 2870 Walkaround.
This model was presold for months prior to going into production.
Pursuit recognized by NMMA for CSI Excellence for 2006.
Pursuit introduces 2570 Offshore model, which replaces
2470 Walkaround, during Miami International Boat Show.
Pursuit begins expansion of their Fort Pierce, Florida facility,
which will have additions totaling 60,000 square feet and include
additions to the lamination building, engineering building, a test
pool and new mill shop.
Pursuit introduces the 3480 Drummond Island Runner at the Annual
Dealer Conference, wowing dealers, vendors and press in attendance.
Pursuit introduces the 3480 Drummond Island Sportfish during the
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, receiving critical acclaim.
Pursuit recognized by NMMA for CSI Excellence for 2005.
Pursuit introduces the 2670 Center Console during
the Miami International Boat Show.
Pursuit is recognized by the NMMA for CSI Excellence for the model
Pursuit introduces a 5/2/5 Warranty program for all 2005 model Pursuits.
Pursuit introduces the 3480 Center Console in September 2004.
Pursuit’s Annual Dealer Meeting is cancelled due to twin hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne in September, 2004.
Pursuit introduces 2570 Center Console at the Fort Lauderdale Boat
Pursuit recognized by NMMA for CSI Excellence for model year 2004.
Pursuit unveils exciting new circle “P” logo
with platinum finish.
Pursuit introduces the 3100 Offshore as a new model for 2004.
Pursuit introduces the 3370 Offshore with a dramatic entrance at
the Annual Dealer Meeting.
S2 Yachts implements a change in family leadership.
Pursuit and Tiara both announce a dramatic, new zero-interest retail
financing program in the fall of 2001 in response to the 9/11 terrorist
Pursuit introduces the 2670 Denali LS at the Miami International
Pursuit introduces the 2665 Denali LS at its annual Dealer Meeting.
Pursuit purchases 32 acres of additional
land, adjacent to the existing Fort Pierce facility, for future expansion.
Pursuit introduces the 3070 Center Console at its annual Dealer Meeting
Pursuit introduces the 2670 Cuddy Console at the Fort Lauderdale
Pursuit introduces the new 3800 Express during its annual Chairman’s
Council meeting in May 2001.
Pursuit introduces the brand new 3070 Express in July.
New sales records achieved by Pursuit and Tiara.
Pursuit was again presented Yamaha Motor Company’s Sales and
Marketing Achievement Award in May, for the fourth straight year.
Pursuit continues to expand with the addition of 7,000 square feet
in lamination, engineering, customer service and administration space.
S2 7.9 meter sailboat is re-introduced on a limited
edition basis to be made available in 1990.
Pursuit 3250 Open nears completion, with an introduction set for
the January 1990 New York Boat Show.
New sales records established in all three brand names. Employment
totals reach 780 people.
Expansion is made of corporate facilities, including
doubling the engineering area, sportswear store, entrance and lobby
area of the Holland, Michigan facility.
New sales records established in all three brand names. Total employment
Slickcraft product line is expanded to include five
S2 Sailboat production is ended. New sales records established in
all three brand names and total employment exceeds 500 people.
Key management team assembled for second generation
of growth. Brand names reorganized to include separate dealer franchises
for each product line – Tiara Yachts, Pursuit Fishing Boats,
Slickcraft Sportboats and S2 Sailboats.
Leon Slikkers becomes Chief Executive Officer of S2
Yachts. David Slikkers is named President.
Construction is completed on a 200,000 square foot, two-level facility
in Holland, Michigan; this brings the total square feet to nearly
S2 Yachts, Inc. purchases the Slickcraft brand name
from AMF. A new plant is built in Fort Pierce, Florida with approximately
75,000 square feet to begin building Pursuit models.