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AMF Corp.
1900-2012

(EDS.NOTE - This record is included as a 'stub'. AMF Corp. never actually built any sailboats but, for a time, owned a number of companies that did.)

AMF was founded in New York in 1900 as American Machine and Foundry, a manufacturer of industrial equipment for the tobacco industry. The company moved into the sport of bowling after World War II, when AMF automated bowling equipment and bowling centers became profitable business ventures.
During the late 1960s AMF expanded into other liesure based businesses including Hatteras, Slickcraft, and Crestliner power boats, as well as Alcort sailboats.
In 1985, a Minnesota-based company called Minstar, Inc. bought the company, recognized that bowling was its biggest strength and sold off most of the other divisions.
In 2009 the company was owned by a Chicago‑based private investment firm Code Hennessy and Simmons, LLC. and maintained its brand association with bowling.
AMF filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November 2012. It merged with Bowlmar and, along with Brunswick Corp., became Bowlmar AMF.

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NAME/TYPE       LOA First Built
English / Metric
MINIFISH 11.75' / 3.58m 1971
MINIFISH II 11.75' / 3.58m 1971
PUFFER (AMF) 12.50' / 3.81m 1972
ZUMA 12.75' / 3.89m 1984
SUPER SAILFISH MKII 13.58' / 4.14m 1959
SUPER SUNFISH 13.83' / 4.22m 1974
FORCE 5 13.83' / 4.22m 1972
SUNFISH 13.83' / 4.22m 1952
FLYING FISH 14.00' / 4.27m 1970
HILU 14.00' / 4.27m 1972
TRAC-14 14.08' / 4.29m 1980
APOLLO 16 15.75' / 4.80m 1977
SUNBIRD 16 (AMF) 15.92' / 4.85m 1975
SEA MOTH II 16.00' / 4.88m 1966
TRAC-16 16.42' / 5.00m 1983
TRAC-18 18.00' / 5.49m 1982
AMF 2100 21.08' / 6.43m 1977
PY 23 (PACESHIP) 22.58' / 6.88m 1973
PY 26 (PACESHIP) 26.33' / 8.03m 1972
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