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About US

STAX Performance Marine  was founded in 2022 by Stan Vandervliet, Stan is a boating enthusiast with decades of knowledge and experience. The goal of STAX performance marine is to bring high quality custom boats to the Canadian water ways. 

STAX performance marine is Canadas only Checkmate & Donzi dealer. We sell new and used boats, and we are able to help build/find your dream boat.

For more information contact Stan at: 

Checkmate History


How it Started

Checkmate boats has been a dominant boat in the performance game since 1963. 

Originally started by boat racer Bill Combs in Bucyrus Ohio, the company was known for its design, models and has grown the performance boating industry.

Checkmate brx

New Era Checkmates!

Checkmate BRX

Legendary Donzi History

How it Started

These are the boats that started it all: The original Donzi Classics. For over 50 years the 16, 18 and 22 Classics have won admirers thanks to their pocket-rocket performance and inimitable style. Today, they still enjoy a fan base that spans generations as well as the globe.


Donzi has evolved over the years to offer boat enthusiasts the best experience possible on the water. The innovative Donzi 41GTZ is a luxury boat like no other. With a one-of-a-kind cockpit design, striking lines and amazing performance, Donzi has gone above and beyond for this new era of boating.