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Obituaries

Couach founder dies

Guy Couach, founder of the yacht builder that bears his name, died on Jan. 6. He was 88.     The grandson of Albert Couach, founder of Couach marine engines …

Colleagues remember legendary yacht broker Bartram

Legendary yacht broker J. Burr “Joe” Bartram Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Ft. Lauderdale on Christmas Eve after a battle with pancreatic …

Yacht broker Joe Bartram, Jr. dies

We’re sorry to report that broker Joe Bartram, founder of the firm Bartram & Brakenhoff, died on Christmas Eve. Please read the full story in the …

Ex shipyard CEO dies

Former Knight & Carver CEO Sam Brown died Nov. 21 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 55. His friends and former colleagues remember him as a …

Capt. Pete Miller dies in shipyard accident

Capt. Pete Miller of M/Y Lohengrin was electrocuted in a shipyard accident in late November in Hong Kong. The accident involving shore power is under …

Former Knight and Carver CEO Sam Brown dies

Sampson A. Brown, 1958-2013 Former Knight & Carver CEO Sam Brown dies   When Sam Brown set out to do something big, he didn’t stop just because …

Electronics veteran dies

Yachting industry veteran Billy Hawkins died in Ft. Lauderdale on Sept 2 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. A “big-boat” captain from …

Founder of Ward’s Marine Electric dies

Mr. Ward Eshleman Sr., founder of Ward’s Marine Electric in Ft. Lauderdale, died Feb. 25 while in hospice care. He was one day past 96.5 years in age. …

Ft. Lauderdale shipwright John Carlson dies

Shipwright John Carlson died Sept. 12 after a stay in hospice in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 57.   Mr. Carlson had been self-employed as a shipwright and …

Sailor and designer Ted Hood dies

  Update on Sept. 16, 2013:  The family of sailor and yacht builder Ted Hood hosts a celebration of his life on Sept. 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the New …

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10th annual NMS Poker Ride rides out

10th annual NMS Poker Ride rides out

More than 100 motorcyclists and car enthusiasts joined National Marine Suppliers today for its 10th annual Poker Run. The ride has so far …

Port slip opens to yachts

Port slip opens to yachts

By Lucy Chabot Reed A 450-foot slip in the Port of Palm Beach is now available for large yachts. Port commissioners voted …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Lady Sheridan, Invader for sale

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Lady Sheridan, Invader for sale

New in the sales fleet M/Y Lady Sheridan, a 190-foot (58m) Abeking & Rasmussen launched in 2007, listed jointly with Burgess and …

From atop a volcano to under the sea in St. Kitts

From atop a volcano to under the sea in St. Kitts

Story and photos by Chef Victoria Allman “Good job!” Hilton barked. Hilton “Like-the-Hotel” was the Rastafarian guide leading …

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