Wiley B. Corbett joined Grady-White in 1968 and was an integral part of the brand’s success. Corbett died last week; he was 92.
Longtime owner Eddie Smith hired Corbett to partner with him and bring the company “out of the ashes,” according to Corbett’s obituary.
Corbett served as executive vice president and general manager, and later served as president of the company. He retired in 1993.
“With sad hearts, we share the passing of Wiley B. Corbett, whose influential leadership had such a powerful impact on the success we all enjoy today. We are grateful for his contribution to the development of our boats, our business and our brand,” Grady-White Boats told Trade Only Today. “We are so happy that he had a long life and many wonderful years of retirement, enjoying his children and grandchildren. We celebrate Wiley — a life well-lived.”