S2 Yachts History

S2 Yachts, Inc. History

1974- Beginning of S2 Yachts, Inc., manufacturer of sailboats, 72,000 sq.ft., 53 employees
1977- Introduction of Pursuit series
1979- Doubled plant capacity and expanded all product lines -- S2 sailboats, Tiara power boats, and added Grand Slam performance sailboat series
1980- AMF produced last Slickcraft
1983- S2 Yachts, Inc. purchases Slickcraft name from AMF. New plant is built in Ft. Pierce, Florida (approx. 75,000 sq.ft.)
1984- Leon Slikkers becomes Chief Executive Officer, David Slikkers named President
Construction is completed on a 200,000 sq. ft. two level facility in Holland: this brings the total sq. ft. to nearly 500,000
1986- Key management team assembled to include separate dealer franchises for each product line -- Tiara Yachts, Pursuit Fishing Boats, Slickcraft Sportboats, and S2 Sailboats
1987- Slickcraft product line expanded to include five new models
S2 Sailboat production is ended.