M/Y Libert-y’s Capt. John “John Jay” Kregelstein dies

Nov 18, 2016 by Dorie Cox

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 previously ran M/Y Infinity (with S/Y Affinity, a Delta), the 80-foot Outer Reef M/Y Firefly, and the 90-foot Burger M/Y Fair Skies.

“When he died, he was doing his favorite things, eating at a German restaurant, drinking German beer and heading to a blues show,” girlfriend Jessica Althoff said. “It was a super moon and Leon Russell passed away the same night. People who knew him would get a laugh out of that.”

Althoff is service and warranty coordinator at Ocean Alexander in Ft. Lauderdale and often worked with Capt. Kregelstein as a mate onboard several yachts.

He is survived by his sister, Laura Kregelstein, uncle, Walter Kregelstein, aunt, Filomena Lamonica, stepmother, Janet Kregelstein and stepsister, Kenwyn Derby.

A gathering is planned for 5 p.m. today (Nov. 18) at The Treasure Trove, a bar in front of Hall of Fame Marina in Ft. Lauderdale.

Topics:

About Dorie Cox

Dorie Cox is a writer with Triton News.

View all posts by Dorie Cox →



Related Articles

The Inside Passage includes more than just Alaska

Thoughts of the Inside Passage conjure images of Alaska’s rugged and remote natural offerings, but the scenery and the memories can begin long before a yacht hits Alaska, according

Yacht industry postpones, cancels, waits during coronavirus

Yacht industry postpones, cancels, waits during coronavirus

Email inboxes, social media, and online posts face a barrage of schedule changes due to the coronavirus pandemic. And the yachting industry is right onboard as events are postponed

The Money Dock: Yacht bosun chooses to think like an owner, not spend like one

The Money Dock: Yacht bosun chooses to think like an owner, not spend like one

The Money Dock: by Bosun Alex Kempin I know, yet another article about personal finance and someone telling you to do something you will never do. I get it

Northern Lights has new genset

Washington-based Northern Lights featured at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show the M1306A32, its new series generator set configurations with kilowatt ratings from 355 to 400 at 60 Hz …

Take It In: Plant-based diet delivers better health – for people and planet

Take It In: Plant-based diet delivers better health – for people and planet

Take It In: by Carol Bareuther Adios, Atkins. Sayonara, South Beach. It’s a plant-based diet that’s capturing attention today. In fact, 51% of adults surveyed for the 2019 Food

Fraser Yachts awards top captains and crew

Capt. Grahame Shorrocks of the 214-foot (65m) Amels M/Y Imagine was named Fraser Yachts’ Charter Captain of the Year at its 14th annual awards gala during the Monaco Yacht