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Obituaries

Thunderbolt Marine guard dies

Robert Lee Jones, the smiling face at the guard house that greeted visitors to Thunderbolt Marine each morning, died from injuries he suffered in a car crash …

Charter broker dies

Elizabeth Candler “Candy” Isdale of Narragansett passed away peacefully at her home on July 3 after a fight against multiple myeloma. She was 70 years old. …

Yachting legend Paul “Whale” Weakley dies

Round-the-world sailor and yacht captain Paul Weakley, known throughout the industry simply as Whale, died yesterday (Thursday, June 11) from complications …

Capt. Dick Betts dies in Ft. Lauderdale

Capt. Richard J. S. “Dick” Betts died on April 23 in Ft. Lauderdale of a heart attack. He was 79. Capt. Betts started in yachting in the late 1970s …

Engineer dies in hit-and-run

Chief Eng. Maurice White was killed in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bicycle in Ft. Lauderdale in early March. He was 46. Mr. White was riding his …

Capt. Mark Price dies in Ft. Lauderdale

Celebration of Life for Capt. Mark Price Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Capt. Mark Price on June 13 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in …

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 …

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Yacht safety protocols aim to prevent accidental diver death

Yacht safety protocols aim to prevent accidental diver death

By Dorie Cox A scuba diver was killed by a yacht propeller the morning of June 27 at Old Port Cove Marina in North Palm Beach, Florida. …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Deja Too, Aphrodite A sell; Seven Sins, Beija Flor listed for sale

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Deja Too, Aphrodite A sell; Seven Sins, Beija Flor listed for sale

Yachts sold M/Y Deja Too, a 170-foot (52m) Amels launched in 2003, sold by Fraser brokers Andrew Bond and Georges Bourgoignie. Asking …

Crew’s gym time together is an exercise in team building

Crew’s gym time together is an exercise in team building

By Dorie Cox Capt. Sally-Ann Konigkramer gave the crew of M/Y Sofia, a 137-foot Moonen, the day off recently. Instead of resting or …

M/Y Natita seized

M/Y Natita seized

M/Y Natita, a 217-foot (66m) Oceanco launched in Germany in 2005, has been seized by Goldman Sachs Group after the owner, Texas oil mogul …

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