RBFF, FYBA make officer appointments

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The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and Florida Yacht Brokers Association have named new officers.

Ken Hammond is the new board chairman of the RBFF. Hammond, who has been on the RBFF board of directors since 2003, currently serves as chairman and CEO for The Hammond Group, an independent sporting goods and outdoor product sales company.

“Now more than ever, we need to make sure people are aware of the benefits of boating and fishing and the resources available to them through RBFF’s programs and products,” Hammond said in a statement. “Participation is critical to the success of the boating and fishing industries and the aquatic resources they rely on, and I’m thrilled to be working with a group that gives back.”

Hammond is active in anti-drug and stay-in-school campaigns including “Hook a Kid on Fishing.” He has served on several industry boards including the American Fishing Tackle Manufacturers Association, the American Sportfishing Association and the Sport Fishing Institute. He attended Baylor University.

A full list of RBFF’s new board members is available on the group’s Web site.

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Bruce Schattenburg, managing director and yacht broker at The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals, was named president of the Florida Yacht Brokers Association.

Previously, Schattenburg was FYBA vice president for 2007 and 2008 terms, and has served as a member of the FYBA board for the last 11 years.

A native of Santa Cruz, Calif., Schattenburg sold his first boat in 1977. That success led him to become the youngest yacht broker for Fraser Yachts at 23. By 1985, he was Fraser’s leading West Coast salesman. A year later, he transferred to Fraser’s Fort Lauderdale office.

Schattenburg ended a 19-year stint with Fraser Yachts in 1999 when he joined The Sacks Group. He has been instrumental in the growth of The Sack Group’s yacht brokerage and charter marketing business and developed the agency’s Try Before You Buy program, which allows prospective yacht owners to try out yachts and test their various amenities to ensure a proper fit.

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