Irv had brendella boats around late 50's to early 60's. They were ski boats. After the Divorce with Peggy He started Brendella Custom Boats. That what I've heard. Could be wrong but I have never heard anything different. RACERICKYeah I guess to be completely sure we'd have to ask the worlds greatest to ever lay a brush in a bucket of resin Mr. James Brendel. I would venture to say Peggy got Hondo in the divorce and Irv started life over again with brendella. I also believe Hondo was the name of Irvs dog.