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Obituaries

Capt. Jim O‘Neill of S/Y Dance Smartly dies at 51

Capt. Jim O‘Neill of S/Y Dance Smartly died on Feb. 5. The cause and location of his death have not been reported. He was 51. Capt. O’Neill worked on the …

Longtime surveyor Don Patton of Patton Marine remembered

Update: Feb. 19, 2018 By Dorie Cox Donald M. Patton, founder of one of the most established survey companies in yachting, died Feb. 15 at home in the Miami …

Tony Hambrook, former head of Alloy Yachts in New Zealand, dies

By Dorie Cox Tony Hambrook, former managing director of Alloy Yachts International in New Zealand, died on Feb. 1. During his career with the company he was …

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 …

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R/V Petrel finds another WWII ship

R/V Petrel finds another WWII ship

The research team of yacht owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has found another World War II ship. According to Allen's website, …

Crowds ride into the night at Sunrise Harbor Marina 2018

Crowds ride into the night at Sunrise Harbor Marina 2018

Yacht captains and crew and professionals from the industry mingled over food and beverages at Sunrise Harbor Marina's annual appreciation …

Captain arrested in guest death in propeller accident

Update: April 13 Captain arrested in charter guest death in propeller accident in Miami The captain of a yacht involved in a fatal …

Triton Expo No. 20 draws record crowd

Triton Expo No. 20 draws record crowd

More than 750 yacht captains, crew and industry gathered on the grounds of The Sails last night for the 20th edition of Triton Expo, a …

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