Obituaries

‘True yachtsman’, Capt. Bill Astras, of M/Y Norwegian Queen dies

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By Dorie Cox Long-time yacht Capt. William “Bill” Astras died Oct 4. He passed peacefully with his family by his side. He was 74. From 8 in the morning until…

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Capt. Tony Cornes dies

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By Dorie Cox Capt. Anthony “Tony” Francis Cornes of Lancashire, England, died Sept. 13. He was 72. Capt. Cornes worked on M/Y Metsuyan, a 37m CBI Navi custom build, M/Y…

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Charter, hydrofoil and yacht captain Hartman dies

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Editor’s note: Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for Capt. Bob Hartman on Fri., Sept 2 at the Quarter Deck on the Beach Las Olas in Ft. Lauderdale from 6…

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Project foreman, engineer McCaskill dies in Bahamas

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Project foreman and yacht engineer Michael McCaskill died of a heart attack while at work on a yacht in the Bahamas on July 27. His projects included the three-year rebuild of…

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Capt. Pat O’Brien dies in motorcycle accident

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Capt. Pat O’Brien died from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle accident on I-95 in central Florida on July 17. A Chevy SUV pulling a boat blew a tire and careened…

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Former yacht broker and sailor Stephen Sadosky dies

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Former yacht broker Stephen Sadosky died July 12 after a three-year illness. He was 67. Mr. Sadosky had a career in the nuclear power industry before working in yacht sales…

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Celebration of life for Gil Oosthuizen on June 14

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Gilbert Francios Oosthuizen July 7, 1971 – June 10, 2016 Gil Oosthuizen was killed by an unknown gunman outside of Ft. Lauderdale’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1966 on June…

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Industry remembers David Lacz, Bartram & Brakenhoff owner

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David C. Lacz, owner of Bartram & Brakenhoff Yacht Brokerage, died on May 4 in Charleston, S.C. Mr. Lacz was on a yacht delivery from Florida to Maine when he…

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Dubois Naval Architects’ founder Ed Dubois dies

Dubois Naval Architects’ founder, Ed Dubois, died March 24 due to an undisclosed illness he suffered last year. He been back to work as normal, but was unexpectedly admitted to hospital…

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Crew on M/Y Ocean Victory dies in accident

Phuket news sources report that crew member Toni Hristov Kolev died from injuries he sustained while working on M/Y Ocean Victory. The incident occurred during mooring off Koh Tachai in the Similan Islands…

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