Ham Hamberger has been called a “visionary whose influence continues in the marine industry to this day.”

Industry loses one of its true giants

Sylvan “Ham” Hamberger, who worked in leadership positions at Mercury Marine, Boston Whaler, Yamaha and Tracker Marine during a 40-year career in the industry, died July 24 in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 86.

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June rebound has boat sales back on track

Led by fiberglass outboard and aluminum fishing boats, the recreational boat industry regained its footing after a slip in May and returned to moderate sales growth in June.

Boat sales continue gains in July

Traditional summer fun boats — jetboats, ski boats and personal watercraft — had their day in the sun in July, leading the recreational boat industry to an industrywide sales gain of 5 percent.

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Industry mourns NMMA Hall of Famer Sylvan Hamberger

Sylvan “Ham” Hamberger, who worked in leadership positions at Mercury Marine, Boston Whaler, Yamaha and Tracker Marine during a 40-year career in the industry, died Friday in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 86.

Boat sales rebound in June

Led by fiberglass outboard and aluminum fishing boats, the recreational boat industry regained its footing after a slip in May and returned to moderate sales growth in June.

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Better weather, more boat sales in April

Recreational boat sales stayed on a level growth plane in April, helped by spring weather that was improved from a year ago, particularly in the upper Midwest.

Boat sales see broad gains in 1Q

Gains that spread beyond aluminum fishing boats and pontoons and fiberglass outboards to bigger-boat segments gave the U.S. recreational boating industry a strong single-digit sales increase in the first quarter.

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Sales continue steady gains in March

Not too hot and not too cold — just like typical early spring weather in much of the country — recreational boat sales continued to make moderate gains in March.

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