Bryant Boats

It’s Not Just a Boat – It’s a Bryant.

You roar through the water like it's Christmas in July. The whole lake is bobbing as one giant, family-sized present of laughter, thrill, and joy. Today, you're catching memories: hook, line, and sinker. You raise your glass to toast the sunset that's about to become the best memory of the year. All these days—countless more—are waiting for you. All you need is the right craft to get you there. For a select few, it's a Bryant.

Bryant strives to build the best, longest-lasting boats on the water, and every one of our building techniques is centered on that goal. Each craftsman has an average of 12 years’ experience in creating high-quality, hand-made boats. Plus, Bryant uses only precision-molded composite fiberglass and high-density polyethylene plastic in all aspects of construction. No wood and that means no deterioration.

Hannay’s Marine has been a Bryant dealer since 2008. With a commitment to provide superior service and products to our customers so they can spend more time on the water, Hannay’s looks forward to being your Bryant boating headquarters.

View of the Bryant Factory in Sweetwater, Tennessee

Bryant Factory
Bryant Factory
Bryant Factory
A mold is taped off in preparation to spray the gelcoat. Both pieces of the mold and all component pieces are sprayed at the same time to ensure consistency in the color of the gelcoat.
Bryant Factory
Bryant Factory

Bryant Factory

The colored outer layer of gelcoat is added, and a final coat of black is sprayed to help with opacity on the side of the boat. Bottom right is the top cap for a Bryant, which has been sprayed with gelcoat and will be flipped upside-down to make the top side of the boat.
Bryant Factory

Bryant Factory
Once the gelcoat is sprayed, sheets of fiberglass are hand laid in the mold. Notice in this picture of a Calandra being built there is extra reinforcement on the port side where the head will be.
Bryant Factory
Bryant Factory

Once the top and bottom caps are sprayed, the subframe is constructed and placed in the boat. It is then attached with fiberglass into the bottom cap of the boat. The voids are then filled with foam. This process is not required in boats over 20 feet but it is one of the extras you get with a Bryant. Notice that there is no wood used in the construction of a Bryant Boat. On the left is a sample of a Bryant transom, and on the right is another view of the bottom cap of the boat coming together. Note the hole for the ski locker in front and hole in the rear where the engine will be mounted.

Bryant Factory
Bryant Factory
Bryant Factory

After the gelcoat and fiberglass work is done the boat moves into the assembly shop. The boat comes into assembly still in two pieces. This is because many of the controls and wiring harnesses are easier to run while the boat is still apart.

Bryant Factory
The top and bottom caps are joined at the rub rail using glue and screws. Bryant puts a piece of aluminum on the inside of boat to which the screws can attach. This is not standard but adds extra strength to the boat by giving the screws something to grip on the inside of the boat.
Bryant Factory

Bryant Factory

Now its time for the engine install. This Calandra is getting a 300 hp GM 350ci V8.

Bryant Factory

At this point boats are moving down the assembly line where everything from the stereo to the steering wheel is installed. Finally, before your Bryant is shipped to us, the boat is meticulously cleaned and checked for defects. The boat will then be shrink wrapped and placed on a truck for delivery.

Bryant Factory
Bryant Factory