by Steve Lague

Getting to remote fishing spots can present challenges on many fronts, especially if you also want to tow a boat. But Australian Master Marine believes it has now solved that problem with the release of its new AMM Off Road boat trailer.a new off road boat trailer could open up host of new locations you will be able to access with your boat.
The new trailer by Australian Master Marine is the result of an ‘extreme use’ trailer research and development program. The program has seen the company develop a unique design to give owners of its plate alloy boats, even greater access to near-inaccessible localities.
The design features a cradle system that adopts some features from a bunk style trailer and combines them with a keel line support and an integrated system of triangular trusses. According to AMM the result is a near bullet-proof trailer frame that provides greater support for the boat over a greater area therefore reducing the risk of damage and perhaps failure, to the trailer and boat.
AMM Director, Barton Thomas, said the project was undertaken because a growing number of customers wanted to take their boats into remote locations. He said the closest thing to a road to many of these places was a “corrugated, wash-board torture track.”
“AMM’s boats have always proved themselves to be extremely tough – the challenge was develop an even tougher, more durable series of trailers that could push the off-road boundaries even further,” Mr Thomas said.
“So we decided to develop a style of trailer that would provide far greater structural reliability, far greater support for the boat it was carrying, better suspension components, improved wheel articulation for traversing rough ground and greater ease of maintenance. All this was done with the premise of not sacrificing towability in any way.”
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The result is the AMM Off Road – a series of boat trailers designed specifically for AMM’s range of plate alloy boats.
One of the key features of the Off Road trailer series is the way the side skids simultaneously cradle the hull while the keel line is supported full length.
To get the maximum advantage out of the design the boat sitting on the trailer needs a fully welded floor, supported by a substantial welded sub-frame.
The trailer also has a number of points where storage lockers for additional gear can be added. AMM also has some creative designs for a ‘storage bridge’ straddling the trailer.
The AMM Off Road trailer is also available with an optional automatic, high flow wash down system with engineered spray heads that can be mated to a timer as well as an on-board fresh water reservoir.
“With this system, you simply launch your boat, park you trailer, set the timer and drive off to your fishing spot while the trailer washes downs its brakes, suspension and frame,” Mr Thomas said.
“Once back at home, simply repeat the procedure.”
He said the auto flush system could also be retro fitted to most boat trailers.
For more information on the AMM Off Road trailers visit their website.

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