Charles Chapman Award

The Charles Chapman Award honors individuals or groups within the marine industry who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of boating for the benefit of the recreational boating industry and boating public.


Contact: Rachel Harmon


View past recipients of this prestigious award.

1994: Ham Hamberger, CEO, Tracker Marine

Ham Hamberger

An active member of the marine industry for 40 years through his retirement last in 1993, Ham Hamberger served the industry tirelessly as chairman of NMMA, and numerous other boards, including NMMA partner group, the National Association of Boat Manufacturers, and the American Sport Fishing Association. His background includes 22 years with Mercury, a stint at Boston Whaler, and a successful launch of Yamaha outboards into the U.S. market. He later joined Tracker Marine as President/CEO and helped make the company an industry leader.