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Old    Sam Anderson (swiggie)      Join Date: Sep 2007       11-22-2007, 10:52 AM Reply   
is this brand the builder of the ski brendella?
Old    Shawn Hammond (eargasm)      Join Date: May 2007       11-22-2007, 11:18 AM Reply   
Calabria boats is formerly known as Ski Brendella. But Calabria is kinda like sister company to MB.(Mike Brendel).
Old    Jeff Hill (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       11-22-2007, 11:20 AM Reply   
I believe it was 2 brothers at first. Then had a falling out and split.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       11-22-2007, 11:54 AM Reply   
I'm pretty confident that Mike Brendel and the owner of Calabria are not brothers. I am also pretty sure that the guys who started Centurion, MB, Calabria and Malibu have all worked together in some of the above mentioned companies as well, namely Brendella and Centurion if I remember the stories correctly.
Old    scott clark (snwmot)      Join Date: Sep 2006       11-22-2007, 12:51 PM Reply   
mike brendel and the ex owner of calabria started making ski brendella had a falling out and split thus creating calabria and mbsports mike brendel still owns mb but the owner of calabria sold to the stockholders and is know the owner of wakecraft. oh and no they arent realted at all.
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       11-22-2007, 1:24 PM Reply   
Sam just curious why do you ask? I have owned bot Calabria and MB if you have any questions I could probably help?
Old    Sam Anderson (swiggie)      Join Date: Sep 2007       11-22-2007, 2:18 PM Reply   
well i have a ski brendella and my neighbor bought a MB sports and he told that they were made by mike brendel so i wondered if there was any link to the two companies
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       11-22-2007, 2:36 PM Reply   
Yeah I almost bought a 90 Ski Brendela from a friend a few years ago but went with a newer Pro V instead. I loved my Pro V but it did have somethings I didn't like. The back seats had screws going the wrong way and sometimes you would sit on them. I had to cut them off so we wouldnt get poked. I did like tha boat all around though. The balast system although only 700 lbs was awesome. I currently have an MB V23 and I love it. It's a very flashy boat and whatever lake i go to people are always comming up to us and freaking out about the looks of the boat. Anyway, have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy the Brendella
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       11-22-2007, 2:59 PM Reply   
Roger Cruise & Bob Jessen are the owners of Calabria, and former business partners of Mike Brendel. They had a falling out & bought Mike out of the company. Mike took the name (Ski Brendella), and started MB with new partners. Take a look at the two makes a few years ago, very similar, especially things like the vents & speaker grills.
Old    bocephus            11-22-2007, 9:40 PM Reply   
Since when does "Falling Out" really mean felony arrest and doing time?
Old    rod (rodltg2)      Join Date: Oct 2005       11-23-2007, 10:02 AM Reply   
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Now that's funny^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Old    tony burks (tonality)      Join Date: Mar 2005       11-29-2007, 2:17 PM Reply   
Which one of them got arrested?!
Old    Brad (bstphen24)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-29-2007, 2:36 PM Reply   
I thought that alpina was the company that became calabria?
Old    Kevin (deltaboy)      Join Date: Jan 2007       11-29-2007, 10:31 PM Reply   
Take a wild guess Tony....
Old    tony burks (tonality)      Join Date: Mar 2005       11-30-2007, 12:45 PM Reply   
I'd only guess Brendel based on what Bocephus typically posts, but I honestly wouldn't know otherwise...what's the story there? Sounds juicy!
Old    Al D (al_d)      Join Date: Aug 2005       12-09-2007, 6:20 AM Reply   
You can't leave us with half the story.
What's the rest?
Old    bocephus            12-10-2007, 9:31 AM Reply   
Do your research, the information is out there. Most of the other boat builders know the story and will tell you if you ask them at the shows...Most of the pros know the story too. Lets just say, when it rains it snows...if you know what I mean. That silly white stuff gets lots of people in trouble...
Old    Rob.B (rbeckei)      Join Date: May 2007       12-10-2007, 10:49 AM Reply   
Bocephus-----------What's the story?
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       12-10-2007, 12:44 PM Reply   
Riding them white horses really gets people in trouble sometimes right Bocephus..
Old    CJB (goodwin)      Join Date: Feb 2006       12-10-2007, 2:59 PM Reply   
bolivian marching powder?

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