The Triton

News

Ingham Engineering founder Ian Craik dies

ADVERTISEMENT

Ian Stoba Craik, founder of Ingham Engineering died at his home on April 30 in Fort Lauderdale. He was 73.

His wife, Brenda Craik, wrote this remembrance:

“Ian was born in Dumfries, Scotland, where his father was a farmer. He was expected to take over the farm but he was too restless and charted his own course starting with a circumnavigation on the tall ship New Endeavour at the age of 18. He jumped ship in Antigua and so began his sea adventures through the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

“His exploits and career moves between boats included working for Shell Oil in Libya where he was put in charge of making moonshine to be injected into oranges; assembling cranes on North Sea oil rigs, and the repair of welding machines. The latter led to the formation of Ingham Engineering (named for the town in which he lived) and the name was resurrected in Fort Lauderdale when he became land-based again.

“Retiring in 2015, Ian spent more and more time in Scotland to the delight of his growing family and turned Ingham Engineering over to his friend and protege who owns and operates the company now. He returned to Fort Lauderdale to sell the house and move permanently to Scotland to enjoy his six grandchildren when he was taken ill. Ian passed away peacefully in his sleep on 30th of April. He will be buried in Scotland and is sorely missed by his family.”

He is mourned by their children and their spouses — Laura and Tony Browne, Isla and Hamish Craik-Guerrini, Andrea and Ruairidh MacGlone and Douglas and Rachael Brown — and six grandchildren as well as friends in Scotland and abroad in the yachting community.

For more information visit this online obituary.

Click to read more about Ingham Engineering in The Triton.

Related Posts...
Palmer Johnson’s Martin Kelsey III, known in the yachting industry Read more...
By Dorie Cox An engineer and a yacht surveyor, Mark Read more...
By Dorie Cox Capt. Achim Fischer died in Antibes on Read more...
By Dorie Cox From boatyards to retail stores, Elmer Strauss Read more...
By Dorie Cox Former yacht mate and chef Townsend Pillsbury Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

M/Y Elixir taps yacht crew for Australia bushfire aid

M/Y Elixir taps yacht crew for Australia bushfire aid

The Australian bushfires sparked the crew of M/Y Elixir, a 180-foot (55m) Amels, to host a Sausage Sizzle fundraiser while docked in …

Yacht fires light up crew training, awareness

Yacht fires light up crew training, awareness

By Dorie Cox November saw motoryachts Lohengrin, a 161-foot Trinity, and M/Y Reflection, a 107-foot Christensen, go up in flames in a …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Gitana sells; Huntress, Loon listed

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Gitana sells; Huntress, Loon listed

Yachts sold M/Y Gitana, a 132-foot (40.2m) Benetti launched in 2017, sold by Merle Wood & Associates broker John Cohen, who …

Stew Cues: Checklists help interior team stay on task for guest arrivals

Stew Cues: Checklists help interior team stay on task for guest arrivals

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan At this time of year, season is in full swing. Yachts have moved into position,  and you’ve probably …