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Obituaries

Capt. Alex Hickey, former yacht engineer, dies at 30

Former yacht engineer Alexander Michael Hickey, who had recently seen his dream to captain a yacht come true, died  Nov. 26 after being found unresponsive by …

Eng. James “Jimmy” Cascella dies after motorcycle accident

By Dorie Cox Eng. James “Jimmy” Cascella died Dec. 7 from injuries sustained in an accident on Interstate 95 at Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, …

Insurance broker Bortell dies

Longtime South Florida medical insurance broker Charles “Chuck” Bortell Jr. passed away on Nov. 21 in Annapolis, Maryland, after complications from a heart …

Furuno manager Butch Weghorst has died

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

Chief engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen dies in an accident at home

Chief Engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen died suddenly after he slipped and fell at his home in Honduras on Oct. 2. He was the chief engineer on the 164-foot …

Deckhand on M/Y Lady Sara dies in Monaco

Deckhand Brandon Fisher, known as Six Seven to the crew on M/Y Lady Sara, died Sept. 26 in Monaco. He was being treated for tonsillitis, but the cause of his …

Crew member injured in fall two years ago dies

Update Sept.30 An inquest in a local court in Birmingham, England last week, ruled the death of Jacob Nicol as accidental. Mr. Nicol was 3rd assistant engineer …

Fort Lauderdale fabricator, 54, dies in fire

Barry Freeborn, a machinist with All Points Boats in Fort Lauderdale died in a house fire on Sept. 10. The cause of the fire was undetermined but not …

Popular vendor in St. Lucia drowns

John Mason, of St. Lucia, has drowned, the St. Lucia Times has reported. His body was discovered at the Rodney Bay Marina about 9:30 a.m. Aug. 20. The …

Military-trained Chief Eng. Terry Nash dies of cancer

By Dorie Cox Chief engineer Terence “Terry” John Nash, formerly on the 146-foot Hakvoort M/Y Cracker Bay, died of bone cancer Aug. 9 at his home in …

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Yacht owners, representatives balance refit relationship

Yacht owners, representatives balance refit relationship

By Dorie Cox A yacht refit often begins as the owner’s dream and then grows to a plan that is defined by many factors, including what …

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

A brisk South Florida evening was the perfect setting for outdoor Triton networking with Culinary Convenience on the third Wednesday in …

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

As yachts age and yacht owners personalize them, the refit industry continues to grow. The third annual Refit International Exhibition …

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I've made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; …

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