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Building performance boats “worth owning” is the driving force behind every custom hand built powerboat Sunsation creates. delivering ride, style, innovation, performance and value not easily achieved in the industry today. our unsurpassed quality and attention to detail earn us what we can’t buy; customers we’re proud to have join our family. with a standout product line, race proven performance and new industry leading models in the works, we’re aiming to always “Exceed your Expectations.”


Wayne Schaldenbrand CEOWayne Schaldenbrand, President / CEO
Born in New Baltimore Michigan, Wayne built his first boat at the age of seven; using plastic bottles colleted from a local Laundromat for flotation, and attaching them to a wood platform. Working with his Grandfather at Chris Craft in Algonac, Michigan, Wayne furthered his passion for building boats. He later went onto developing the art of fiberglass; repairing and restoring boats, along with manufacturing knee boards. In 1982, he then rented a 20’ x 20’ garage where he began building 16’ boats. Today, with a full line of performance boats, ranging from 28 to 43 feet, Wayne continues with this passion by designing a 34 foot sport center console.


Joe Schaldenbrand CEOJoe Schaldenbrand, President / CEO
Born in New Baltimore Michigan, Joe spent most of his time on the waters of Lake St. Clair with his family and friends. Graduating from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, he began his Career as a manager of a drug store; where he quickly realized his true passion in life would be building boats with his brother. Less than a year out of college, Joe and Wayne both quit their jobs and went into the boat business. Today, we at Sunsation Powerboats continue to thrive as a dominate force in the marine industry, building high end custom powerboats for the discretionary consumer.


Jared Morris, PartnerJared Morris, Partner
Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jared developed his passion for boating with his family on summer vacations. He bought his first performance boat, a 29 foot Baja at the age of 22. Jared was a loyal Baja customer owning five different models over 10 years. In 2011 his local boat dealer brought on the Sunsation line of Powerboats and introduced the brand to Jared. After meeting Joe & Wayne during a factory visit and taking a test ride in a 36XRT with twin 700s, Jared bought the boat. Following his experience with both the boat and his personal interaction with Joe & Wayne, Jared joined the company as a partner in 2012 and works closely with the team in the design and development of the Sunsation Powerboats line of products.


Kyle Miller, PartnerKyle Miller, Partner
Born in Detroit, MI Kyle grew up enjoying Michigan outdoors. Kyle enjoyed everything from bringing his R/C boats on family camping trips, to hunting, to boating on Lake St Clair. After years of working within automotive, and managing a custom automotive shop, Kyle was intrigued to join the Sunsation team and make his love for boating a career. Kyle joined the Sunsation team in 2005, and in 2013 Kyle become partner of Sunsation. Kyle continues to work in Product Development with the Sunsation team and takes pride in delivering Boats worth owning.