The Triton

News

Furuno manager Butch Weghorst has died

ADVERTISEMENT

Butch Weghorst, a longtime employee of Washington-based marine electronics maker Furuno USA, died Nov. 9, the company has reported.

Weghorst, who was Furuno’s Gulf of Mexico regional manager from 1984 to 2016, was a consummate professional and a model for how to sell and support a product line, according to a company statement.

He began his marine electronics career as a U.S. Navy radioman in the 1960s. According to his colleagues, he proudly wore his radioman’s ring in memory of that service.

Butch Weghorst

His history with Furuno included many days spent with product engineers on inland rivers, working to improve short-range target performance on multiple generations of Furuno radars, the company stated.

He is survived by sons Anthony, John and Matthew Weghorst.

Related Posts...
By Dorie Cox Iowa-born Capt. Mike Bryan died on Aug. Read more...
By Dorie Cox British Deckhand Lewis Raymond Burke, known to Read more...
UPDATED Capt. Jack Maguire, veteran yacht captain and placement agent Read more...
UPDATE: July 18 British Chief Stew Rebecca Boyle was found Read more...
By Dorie Cox Capt. Ryan O’Meara loved the water, his Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

Popular yacht crew ‘dive bar’ to close after 23 years

Popular yacht crew ‘dive bar’ to close after 23 years

By Dorie Cox Jeff Rudd looked for a place to move his “dive bar”. But, realistically, he cannot. He has run the The Treasure Trove, …

New Caledonia, a gem in the South Pacific

New Caledonia, a gem in the South Pacific

By Jenifer Rosser Crossing the South Pacific offers a multitude of dazzling countries, islands, lagoons and reefs to enchant even –the …

Capt. Mike “Iowa Mike” Bryan dies

Capt. Mike “Iowa Mike” Bryan dies

By Dorie Cox Iowa-born Capt. Mike Bryan died on Aug. 2 of cardiac arrest in Fort Lauderdale. He was 53. His yacht work included M/Y …

Stew Cues: Silver service protocol depends on preferences

Stew Cues: Silver service protocol depends on preferences

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Stews frequently ask what is the correct way to perform silver service. There is more than one proper way to …