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Obituaries

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 …

Capt. Tony Cornes dies

By Dorie Cox Capt. Anthony “Tony” Francis Cornes of Lancashire, England, died Sept. 13. He was 72. Capt. Cornes worked on M/Y Metsuyan, a 37m CBI …

Charter, hydrofoil and yacht captain Hartman dies

Editor’s note: Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for Capt. Bob Hartman on Fri., Sept 2 at the Quarter Deck on the Beach Las Olas in Ft. …

Project foreman, engineer McCaskill dies in Bahamas

Project foreman and yacht engineer Michael McCaskill died of a heart attack while at work on a yacht in the Bahamas on July 27. His projects included the …

Capt. Pat O’Brien dies in motorcycle accident

Capt. Pat O’Brien died from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle accident on I-95 in central Florida on July 17. A Chevy SUV pulling a boat blew a tire and …

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Editor’s Picks

Rules of the Road: French crew, residents must begin to pay social security

Rules of the Road: French crew, residents must begin to pay social security

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers During March, the French government enacted a new decree affecting all foreign seafarers …

From the Bridge: Non-drinkers left out of crew-bonding activities

From the Bridge: Non-drinkers left out of crew-bonding activities

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox A young crew member, new to the industry, was surprised to find many crew activities include cocktails. As …

The Triton partners with Refit show

The Triton partners with Refit show

Ft. Lauderdale-based The Triton, a monthly news magazine for captains and crew, is partnering with organizers of the 2018 Refit …

Veteran yacht captain Rick Lenardson dies

Veteran yacht captain Rick Lenardson dies

Veteran yacht captain Richard (Rick) Lee Lenardson died on April 13 of a liver metastasis. A cancerous tumor at the esophagus and stomach …

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