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Obituaries

Capt. Marcel Davis dies in South Florida at 85

Former engineer turned captain, Marcel Davis, died on April 4 in South Florida. He was 85 Capt. Vance Accardi had known Capt. Davis for about 15 years and said …

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 …

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Secure at Sea: The growing pains of cyber-security

Secure at Sea: The growing pains of cyber-security

Secure @ Sea: by Corey Ranslem When I heard about it, I was amazed but not surprised. The high-roller database at a major casino …

Crew Compass: Make time for yourself

Crew Compass: Make time for yourself

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon One thing that I’ve found difficult on boats over the years is making time for myself and doing things …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Bandido sells; Saint Nicholas, Rock.It listed

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Bandido sells; Saint Nicholas, Rock.It listed

Yachts sold M/Y Bandido, a 137-foot (41.8m) Westport launched in 1989, sold in an in-house deal by Ocean Independence broker Chris …

Derecktor, Haack bid for Fort Pierce yacht facility

Derecktor, Haack bid for Fort Pierce yacht facility

By Dorie Cox Two bids to develop a megayacht repair facility in Fort Pierce, Florida, are under evaluation. Derecktor Holdings Inc. and …

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