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Obituaries

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 …

Former yacht broker and sailor Stephen Sadosky dies

Former yacht broker Stephen Sadosky died July 12 after a three-year illness. He was 67. Mr. Sadosky had a career in the nuclear power industry before working …

Celebration of life for Gil Oosthuizen on June 14

Gilbert Francios Oosthuizen July 7, 1971 – June 10, 2016 Gil Oosthuizen was killed by an unknown gunman outside of Ft. Lauderdale’s Veterans of …

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Editor’s Picks

General manager at Miami Beach Marina, Jorge Kates, dies

General manager at Miami Beach Marina, Jorge Kates, dies

By Dorie Cox Jorge E. Kates, general manager of Miami Beach Marina (MBM), died March 18 at home in Miami. He was 63. "He was the face …

Yacht crew dies in accident on S/Y Germania Nova

Yacht crew dies in accident on S/Y Germania Nova

By Dorie Cox Deckhand Bethany Smith, 18, died in an accident onboard S/Y Germania Nova, a 181-foot schooner, on March 14 in Jamaica. She …

Florida yacht industry watches Georgia refit tax cap

Florida yacht industry watches Georgia refit tax cap

By Dorie Cox A bill to cap the state sales tax on yacht refits in Georgia has stalled in committee in the state senate. The bill, which …

Motoryacht Limitless, a 100-foot Hargrave, catches fire, sinks

Motoryacht Limitless, a 100-foot Hargrave, catches fire, sinks

M/Y Limitless, a 100-foot Hargrave, caught fire and sank on March 6 while on charter in the British Virgin Islands. Capt. Marvin Wilson …