AMF (American Manufacturing and Foundry) Corporation purchased the Slick Craft Boat Company from the Leon Slikkers family in the fall of 1969 and renamed it Slickcraft Boat Division of AMF with Leon Slikkers as president. He remained in that position until resigning in 1974 to start S2 Yachts to build sailboats. The Slickcraft Boat Division of AMF continued manufacturing Slickcraft power boats in Holland until 1980 and Robalo fishing boats in Sanford, Florida. The collection includes brochures for both Slickcraft (1970-1978) and Robalo boats (1970-1972, 1973, 1975-1976-1977), a 1977 clipping concerning the Canadian-made Slickcraft/Grew, an undated AMF SLICKCRAFT decal, photographs, publications including AMF Annual Report, 1969; AMF News newsletter , 1975; AMF Slickcraft Soundings newsletter, 1972-1976; and Slickcraft Report newsletter, 1970-1971. Additional materials include a 1976 sales packet for dealers, and a ca. 1974 Slickcraft Employee’s Manual.
Repository citation: Hope College, "H05-1564.5. Slickcraft Boat Division of AMF (1969-1980). Records, 1970-1981. 0.50 linear ft." (2012). Collection Registers and Abstracts. Paper 27.
March 27, 2012.