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Obituaries

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 …

Compass Rose videographer dies

Ted Ritter, founder of Compass Rose Productions that made videos for charter yachts and sales, passed away peacefully on Nov. 8 aboard his beloved 42-foot …

Morley-Beavers remembered as voice for mariners and industry

By Dorie Cox Maritime laws and regulations confound many yachting professionals, but Amy Morley-Beavers guided three decades of mariners through their …

Capt. Raubenheimer of S/Y Kaori dies

By Dorie Cox Capt. Johan Raubenheimer of S/Y Kaori, a 125-foot Palmer Johnson, died in Utah on Aug. 19. He was electrocuted while working on the retirement …

‘True yachtsman’, Capt. Bill Astras, of M/Y Norwegian Queen dies

By Dorie Cox Long-time yacht Capt. William “Bill” Astras died Oct 4. He passed peacefully with his family by his side. He was 74. From 8 in the …

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Editor’s Picks

Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

By Dorie Cox Shipyard owners, towing and repair companies, and other marine businesses will go before a judge later this month to stop …

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

From quarrels between cabin mates to squabbles over a task, yacht crew occasionally have an issue onboard. Apart from firing someone, The …

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

I have written much in these pages over the past year concerning the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention. And I am compelled to …

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

There are myriad reasons why owners choose to endure the significant cost of big-boat ownership. Some use their boats as a business tool, …

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