AMF Boat Company Limited

AMF Boat Company Limited
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Friday, October 14, 2011

AMF 660 Hardtop Cabin Enclosed - Factory Overview

AMF 660 Hardtop Cabin Enclosed is 6.8mtr (21'8") heavy duty plate aluminium hull, pleasure boat. Constructed to commercial level for recreational boaters this boat can easily be put in to survey. Ideal for family boating, water sports like skiing and wake boarding, fishing, scuba and free diving. The enclosed wheel house with full length glass sliding door makes this an ideal boat for those wanting a little extra comfort in a trailer boat.

6mm Hull Plates
5mm Transom Plates
5mm Treadplate Floor 5251F
4mm Side plates
4mm Side Decks
3mm Shelf & Dodger/Hardtop
All Plate except Treadplate is 5083 Marine Grade
All Extrusions used are 6061T5
Underfloor Fuel Tank Size 220 Litres
Beam 2.45 mtrs
Length Over All 6.8 mtrs
Actual hull length 6.3 mtrs
Overall Trailing Length 8.75 mtrs (Tip of trailer draw bar to skeg on outboard tilted up)
Trailing weight with 220 liters of fuel 2,100kgs

A practical layout, standing or seated position for the skipper, controls and steering wheel lay comfortably to hand. A large skipper console for gauges and switches and large deep full length shelf for mounting electronics and storing the likes of charts, clothes, phones sunglasses etc. The Skipper has a fold Down seat this provides plenty of space when actively moving in and out of the skipper position. The Port side passenger seat consists of a large "L" shaped seat. this allows two crew to have a seat and ample room for storage under the seats. Optional seating can be added in the form of a centrally mounted ice bin with a three inch squab, or separate smaller ice bins that can be bungy hooked back to the side pockets or back shelf. A removable rear bench seat is another option. Both port and starboard sides there are storage compartments handy to both the skipper and passenger.two large windows fitted in the back wall allow good vision to the deck area, the walls below these windows are sound deadened.


The Vee Berth Cabin are is 2 meters long and is the smallest model specifically suitable as an over nighting hull or for day boating purposes this area is ideal for allowing children to shelter, or a couple of people can have a nap, the option of a center infill in the foot well can make this area even more suitable as a bunk. There is enough room for one adult to sit up right, the foot well is large enough for foot space. Two vinyl covered squabs have storage underneath. A back rest features both port and starboard side. In front of the squabs is a step to stand on while using the foredeck access hatch, a capstan foot switch can be mounted on this step. A plastic hatch provides access to the skipper console or basic fuse replacement type work, or the whole back cover can be removed for full service/rig up access. A large cover also can be removed to access, any radios or speakers mounted in the large parcel shelf area.

The bow sprite extends to fit a small plow style anchor, a quality bow roller is fitted with a pin to hold the rope in the fairlead, Split Bow rails constructed from heavy walled 32mm alloy tube, beautiful Tig welds, being low level means it is easy access the bow when pushing off a beach or ramp for example, also by keeping the bow rails low they are stronger and more likely to with stand being hooked up on a wharf for example. The lower part of the rail is a great hand hold while standing at the ramp or in the surf, and over all the bow rail has lots of style a shape to complement the lines of the foredeck and hull. The raised foredeck adds head room in the cabin, the rolled treadplate foredeck has long been a trademark look for the pro sport series, this is a strong shape, the treadplate offers a robust no nonsense non slip surface. A quality "Clue" hatch in the foredeck, provides safe access to the bow, it has four latches two provide a vent setting while the other two make the hatch lockable form the inside. Forward of the foredeck hatch is a generous self draining anchor bin, most often this model is optioned with a windlass deck mounted winch or another option is to leave the anchor bin open and have a mounting pad for a capstan winch. On the deck a AMF Custom made bow bollard is also incorporated.



The Hardtop (Wheel House) is enclosed with a full length sliding glass door. This door slides to the port side and can be latched open or locked closed from inside or outside the wheelhouse. The full glass door allows for excellent vision of the deck area from inside the wheel house. The back wall of the wheel house has two large windows. The three pillars in the forward window corners have heavy walled extrusion channeling to run cables and give strength to the wheelhouse structure. A large beam runs through the centre of the ceiling and this provides ample space for running cables for antennas and lighting etc. Either side of the this beam are handrails for over head hand holds. The Hardtop Cabin Enclosed is 300mm longer than the wheel house of the AMF 660 Hardtop Cabin to allow for the rear wall and sliding door. 6mm toughened glass windows in anodized alloy frames for both front and side windows, these are bonded and screwed in place. These windows offer excellent vision through flat glass. A wiper with fresh water washer can be optioned for the skippers forward windscreen. A fixed mount rocket launcher features six capped rod buckets and is mounted at the rear and of the wheelhouse and off this an all round white pole light is mounted and a flood deck light can be optioned. This rocket launcher is a great sturdy high point for towing wake-boarders. Handrails either side make access around the wheelhouse safe and sturdy, handrails also make great aerial mounts minimizing the amount of holes needing to be drilled through the roof. a walkway around the side of the wheelhouse is large enough for a good footing and provides safe access to and from the bow, maximizing the shoulder room inside the wheelhouse. LED port and starboard lights are mounted to the brow. When optioned Remote search lights and thermal imagining have been mounted on the roof of the wheel house. Handrails on the rear of the wheelhouse are mounted both Port and Starboard, angled inward knuckles are clear of winter chill factor. Carpet finishes most areas and vinyl panels cover the ceiling. A sturdy capet acts a floor covering and this can be lifted out to clean and dry.

Side decks are wide with excellent freeboard (940mm - 1000mm) and provide great seating for while at rest, fishing or gearing up for a dive, unobstructed (no rails) so gauges cant get hooked up when rolling over the side. There is plenty of toe space around the work area of the boat, this is provided by the wide side decks, and under the transom. Side pockets are generous in length and volume, ideal for a paddle, gaff, net or for those that like to store a rod and reel. The transom is enclosed and two large plastic hatches provide access through to the battery/storage areas on each side and access to the center fuel system area. The transom shelf is mounted high to protect the batteries in the unlikely event a large amount of water enters the boat, and also to provide a space for a standard 44 litre style fish bin to be placed either side. This deck space is also an ideal area to lay dive bottles (necks out), as the hull carries weight best toward the stern of the hull. Each stern corner features an AMF custom built cross bollard, built from the same quality material as the hull, these bollards offer the strength and corrosion resistance unmatched from off the shelf cast alloy or plastic bollards. Four rod holders, two in each side deck, made from composite plastic these offer superior corrosion resistance to stainless steel rod holders in and aluminium boat, but similar strength

The bait board when optioned features a simple but strong slanted single pole mount which is bolted to the transom, this provides positive hand holds when walking around the deck in heavier sea conditions and rattle free mounting. The fact that the bait board is bolted in place means this can also be used as a ski tow point and there is a lug welded to the rear of the bait board for doing this, some engine models can be too tall for this to be used effectively. Two rod buckets are mounted on the board and they have gimble pins and plastic caps, theses are ideal for trolling, extra rod storage, keeping your rods off the deck while re-baiting or just extra hand holds for divers boarding. There are hand rails either side and along the back edge, these great handholds or for tying lanyards to. The bait tray measures 550mm long x 350mm Wide x 40mm High, the front has a lowered edge for easier knife use. So this is a good strong functional bait board at a good height so you don't have to stoop and while using this station.

5mm Transom with an outboard bracket for a pod mounted engine set up. Engine pod is built tough, with the same pod used for 90hp-250hp over the varied AMF models. The engine pod doubles as a live bait set up, a flap covers the drainage and a venturi pick up on the transom delivers water to pod while on the run, an over flow backs on to the engine mounting area. At rest water in the live bait pod finds it's own level. A second water pick up enters the transom and is blanked off but can be connected to was down pump if optioned. Four 32mm hand rails on the stern are not only useful while boating or maneuvering the the boat on land, but the two inside rails also are used to run transducer and other cables to a high entry point on the transom, this way no holes need to be drilled below the water or even close to water level. A doubler pad is welded in place for the mounting of transducer brackets, this way mounting screws do not compromise the buoyancy compartment. AMF have their own custom made clamp for holding the engine looms and steering hoses, this keeps the rig up looking tidy helps prevent "wear and tear". A walk thru transom is a useful option for the 660 Hardtop Cabin Enclosed, side are higher than other models in the range and this entry and exit of the boat is made easier with a walkthru transom, the walk thru how ever is only about 50mm lower than a stand height sides. A auxiliary bracket can be welded on the starboard boarding platform and on the post platform a custom AMF dive ladder is fitted, this ladder folds against the sloped transom, and when in the water offers easy access for a fully kitted diver.

Pod mounting allows the outboard to be mounted higher this keeps the power head further out of the water and with the steering pivot point further back from the end of the hull plates this gives the boat an extended feel to its actual length. To support the extra weight of a four stroke floatation pods are built in under the boarding platforms, built with shape and style, these two separate floatation chambers perform well for both reversing and a swell approaching from the stern. Built into the buoyancy pods are cavities to allow the mounting of trim tabs when requested. This hull can be powered either two or four stroke outboard engines 200hp to 225hp up to 280kgs.

The AMF 660 Vee Berth Cabin is trailed on either a AMF Marine Trailer or a Voyager A22 multi roller tandem axle trailer. The Voyager is galvanized steel, 40 wobble rollers with double ups towards the stern to support the weight of an AMF hull, 165 x 13" 8 ply tyres, galvanized steel spoke rims. Rolled edge guards with flat tops for standing on, Galvanized spring suspension. LED trailer lights, The winch post is welded on solid and the double boomerang snub system hold the bow firmly, two point safety chain with turnbuckle tensioned the hull is prevented from moving forward or backwards on the trailer, And tie points for transom tie-downs. A quality winch and wind up jockey wheel are fitted, duo fit coupling will fit either 1"7/8 or 50mm ball size. Brakes are normally specified as 1500kg hydraulic override one axle, with stainless steel hoses and calipers. Each model of Voyager trailer has been designed to support the hull where it is strongest, set up to make fueling at a level fuel station a simple task and it looks just right!

Each AMF Marine Trailer is custom built to fit each AMF hull. Using 5083 Marine Grade Plate for the chassis construction. This is an aluminium frame built to an unrivalled standard.
Benefits :
No Galvanized frame to deteriorate,Very Quiet to tow with out wobble rollers,Self centers and levels every retrieve, Easy launch and retrieve, Slightly lighter than a quality steel trailer, Tows Beautifully, LOOKS FANTASTIC!
Features:
The frame is folded into a tapered C section with large radius bends. Large gussets strengthening joins correctly welded to prevent stress points. The hull sits on plastic skids and polyprop keel rollers. Nylon vee entry, the complete rear of the trailer will capture the hull and center every time. Rolled Guards are fitted and welded in place with large steps front and rear. Stainless Steel Safety chains with captive pin stainless steel D-Shackles. Stainless steel Brakes calipers and hoses, and LED trailer Lights Dual 1 7/8" and 50mm Coupling, Winch.

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