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Leon Slikkers honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at METS

Leon Slikkers’ passion, innovation and craftsmanship were recognized at this year’s seventh annual Boat Builder Awards, where he received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. The International Boat Industry and METSTRADE, the world’s biggest forum for experts in the recreational marine equipment industry, facilitate the awards. Individuals, teams and supply chain partners that have made significant contributions to the boatbuilding industry are ...

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Industry icon Leon Slikkers announces retirement

Leon Slikkers, a marine industry pioneer, whose career building boats dates back to the 1940s, is retiring from Tiara Yachts, the company announced recently. An industry trendsetter who bucked conventional wisdom when it came to building boats out of fiberglass instead of wood, Slikkers, now 93, founded S2 Yachts in 1974. The company initially focused on trailerable sailboats, but as ...

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