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Obituaries

Builder Ted Irwin dies

Yacht designer and builder Ted Irwin died in early February after battling blood cancer. He was 74. Mr. Irwin began building boats as a child in the Tampa Bay …

Former yacht chef dies at home

Former yacht Chef Lacey Rico died suddenly at her home on Jan. 20 in Hillsboro Beach, Fla. She was 47 years old. The official cause of her death is pancreatic …

Yacht engineer dies

The second engineer on a 180-foot (55m) charter yacht in St. Maarten died in his sleep Sunday of a suspected heart attack. He was in his mid-30s. Second Eng. …

Two die in Virgin Gorda boating accident; captain in critical condition

Posted Jan. 24, 2015 Two people who have worked as yacht crew died in a boating accident near Virgin Gorda in the pre-dawn hours of Jan. 24, and their captain …

Gary Hays, foreman at Derecktor Shipyard, dies

A funeral is scheduled for today at 3 p.m. at Calvary Chapel (2401 W. Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale 33309), and Derecktor will close at 2 p.m. so …

Tinh ‘Tee’ Nguyen of 360 Degree Yacht Refinishing dies

Tinh ‘Tee’ Nguyen, owner of 360 Degree Yacht Refinishing in Ft. Lauderdale, died late last year of cancer. He was 43. Friend Richard Rhodes is now …

Migliaccio struck by car on bike

Fraser Yachts technical superintendent Roberto Migliaccio was killed Sept. 21 after he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle near his house in La Colle Sur …

Northern Lights’ Maynard dies

Mike Maynard, longtime vice president and manager of the northeast branch of Northern Lights, died at his home on Sept. 20 after a long bout with cancer, …

Encyclopedia’ of yacht procurement remembered

Claire B. Miller, founder of Claire’s Marine Outfitters in Ft. Lauderdale, died of an apparent heart attack at her home on Aug. 29. She was 74. Many in …

Colleagues remember lift operator at LMC

Captains and colleagues remember Norm Mello, travel lift operator at Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC) in Ft. Lauderdale who died in a motorcycle accident …

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Owner’s View: Help guests enjoy, understand big boating

Owner’s View: Help guests enjoy, understand big boating

Owner's View: by Peter Herm One of the highest and best uses of our boat is to allow our family, friends, employees and business …

European builders here to stay at Palm Beach show

European builders here to stay at Palm Beach show

By Triton Editor Dorie Cox Major megayacht builders from across the Atlantic Ocean have taken notice of Palm Beach's boat show. Four …

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 …

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