Skip to main content

Bryant Boats names Robin Brendle vice president of sales and marketing

Robin Brendle has joined Bryant Boats as vice president of sales and marketing. He will head the company’s global sales and marketing efforts and build the brand in the family luxury and surf markets.

A marine-industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Brendle has previously been with Brunswick, Larson, Sea Ray and HCB. He has a master’s degree in industrial engineering and has held positions at the Oak Ridge national laboratory.

Bryant Boats president John Dorton (left) and vice president of sales and marketing

Bryant Boats president John Dorton (left) and vice president of sales and marketing

“Bryant is thrilled to have Robin on board,” John Dorton, Bryant Boats president, said in a statement. “I’ve known him for over 22 years and bringing his vast industry knowledge and expertise to our team is exciting.”



Volvo Penta Reports Q4, FY22 Results

Net sales of $470 million for the quarter were a 33% increase compared to the prior year period.


DEALERS: Are You Improving the Service Experience?

Our monthly Pulse Report survey asks this and other questions about your dealership. Take the survey here.


NMRA Sets Scholarship Deadline

Students pursuing education in the marine trades can apply for the National Marine Representatives Association awards until April 1.


Marine Products Reports Record Q4

The builder of Chaparral and Robalo boats reported net sales were up 42% for the quarter and 28% for fiscal year 2022.


Shurhold Appoints COO

Forrest Ferrari has years of management, business development, IT and quality-assurance experience.


RBFF, Pure Fishing Partner for a First Catch Center

Pure Fishing will equip a mobile trailer with tackle and gear to bring fishing experiences to areas of South Carolina where participation is low.


An Oft-Overlooked Sales Opportunity

A recent report from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation showed that women comprise 37% of all anglers. If you haven’t tapped this segment, you’re missing out.

1. 2023 new boat retail outlook

Too Many High-Priced Boats

To wrap up 2022, marine retailers reported lower demand, expressed more negative sentiment and voiced concerns about rising inventory. Boat prices and the economy remained top of mind for dealers in December.

Soundings Nov 2022

New-Boat Registrations Continue to Slide

As the gaudy sales figures from the pandemic continue to return to more realistic numbers, the main segments of the recreational boating industry saw new-model registrations of 4,421 in November, a 30.3% drop from 6,340 during the same time in 2021. .