“Checkmate” was designed by Doug Peterson and built in San Diego by renowned builder Carl Eichenlaub at his Shelter Island yard in April 1978. The 15m (50ft ) hull is epoxy planked and screwed with two layers of cedar followed by an outer layer of Meranti mahogany. The hull was built upside down in the traditional cold molded method. It is the Meranti planks that give “Checkmate’s” naturally finished hull its distinctive appearance. Her large salon is dominated by a big galley and table settee, with pilot berths port and starboard. Aft is the owner’s cabin with ensuite head and shower. Forward of the mast is another head and shower. This forward area is features a wide double berth which can be removed for racing. Much of the interior shows her beautiful natural hull finish, set off by the off-white cabinetry and bulkheads from the re-fit.
Crew: Captain and Deckhand
Passengers: 15 persons