Hammond was introduced in Fall of 75 as a 76 model. We were one of the first to sign on as a dealer and sold them until Bob stopped production in 83. A few were built in 84 by Renken but quality was poor so Bob got his brand name back. Renken sold the molds to Stryker in Alabama who built a few with Hammond nameplates until Bob sued for copyright infringement, then built for a few more years as a Stryker. The Bob Hammond built boats were arguably the best quality small runabouts on the market at that time. My favorite was the 2150 Hammond/Challenger.with bottom by George Lindner(not a pop,Bob paid George for the bottom)We still have one at the store,still the best handling 21'boat ever. If Bob was still building boats we would still be selling them.Our first one was serial #4,a 1976 19',still on the lake here.