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Obituaries

General manager at Miami Beach Marina, Jorge Kates, dies

By Dorie Cox Jorge E. Kates, general manager of Miami Beach Marina (MBM), died March 18 at home in Miami. He was 63. “He was the face of Miami Beach …

Yacht crew dies in accident on S/Y Germania Nova

By Dorie Cox Deckhand Bethany Smith, 18, died in an accident onboard S/Y Germania Nova, a 181-foot schooner, on March 14 in Jamaica. She was cleaning the …

Friends remember captain/engineer Badeau’s five decades in yachting

By Dorie Cox Capt. Peter Weekes Badeau, who was as skilled in the engine room as in the wheelhouse, died on Feb. 6 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in …

Charter broker Tom Collins passes

Burgess charter broker Tom Collins passed away on Dec. 26 after an illness. He was 66 years old. Mr. Collins was a charter broker for 30 years before joining …

Ft. Lauderdale’s Grand Floridian owner, Matthew Talchik, dies

Matthew Paul Talchik, owner of Charter One Yachts, died Jan. 5 at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida.  He was 43. In 1997, Talchik founded the company which …

Former chief stew, instructor Carrie Lynn Kurka dies

By Dorie Cox Former Chief Stew Carrie Lynn Kurka died on Dec. 11 in Soldotna, Alaska. The cause of her death is described by the family as personal illness. …

Pioneer in yacht brokerage and Fraser Yachts, Jane Buffington dies

By Dorie Cox Jane Buffington, formerly a partner with Fraser Yachts and one of the founders of the International Superyacht Society, died on Nov. 29 from heart …

Loving chef will always be remembered

By Alex Barnard Since the day we met on New Year’s Eve 2014, Jacques and I woke up in the same place all but a handful of times. But on the morning of Oct. …

M/Y Libert-y’s Capt. John “John Jay” Kregelstein dies

Capt. John Kregelstein of M/Y Libert-Y, an 80-foot Offshore, died Saturday of a heart attack. He was 50. Known to friends and colleagues as Capt. John Jay, he …

Pioneer in fiberglass boats, Pipewelders’ George Irvine dies

By Dorie Cox George M. Irvine Jr., a pioneer in fiberglass marine development and owner of several marine business, died Nov. 13 of a heart attack at his home …

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Editor’s Picks

PBIBS17: Crowds show up for busy, sunny Saturday

PBIBS17: Crowds show up for busy, sunny Saturday

As the sun came out and winds died down, yacht crew were finally able to tend the crowds. Photos by Dorie Cox and Lucy Chabot

PBIBS17: 14 yachts compete in Top Notch Tabletop challenge

PBIBS17: 14 yachts compete in Top Notch Tabletop challenge

Photos and story by Dorie Cox Melanie Wilkinson used to joke about what interior yacht crew were really doing all day. She worked as a …

PBIBS17: European builders increase presence in Palm Beach

PBIBS17: European builders increase presence in Palm Beach

By Dorie Cox The 32nd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show weathered several squalls on opening day. The first that hit about an …

New restrictions to affect travelers to U.S., UK from eight countries

New restrictions to affect travelers to U.S., UK from eight countries

By Dorie Cox New restrictions on airplane travel to the United States and United Kingdom from several countries in the Middle East may …