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Obituaries

La Polonia stew broke her neck in fall, coroner reports

UPDATE: Jan. 24 A coroner report cites a “serious traumatic injury and fracture of the spine” as the cause of death for British Chief Stew Rebecca …

Stew Jerrah Blevins dies in hometown

Former yacht crew Jerrah Blevins died on Nov. 1 in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She started her career in yachting in 2012 and worked on yachts of 80-100 …

Engr. Craig Siedelhofer dies of cancer at 47

By Dorie Cox Engr. Craig Siedelhofer died Nov. 17 of cancer in Roanoke, Virginia.  He was 47. Mr. Siedelhofer began working on boats about seven years ago, …

Former large yacht chef, resort owner Joe Cannon dies

Former yacht Chef Joe Cannon passed away in November in Costa Rica. The cause of death was complications from cancer. He was 68. Since 2005, he and his wife, …

Christensen dies at 87

Dave Christensen, who started the shipyard that bears his name after retiring from his first career in construction, died Oct. 15 after a long battle with …

Marine carpenter dies

Master carpenter Mitche Lewis died July 7 after a short illness. He was 67. A frequent guest at Triton Networking events, Mr. Lewis was recognizable with his …

Longtime Florida yacht broker Polly Fulton dies

Longtime Florida yacht broker Paula “Polly” Janssen Fulton died after a long illness on July 27. She was 75. In 1977, Ms. Fulton became one of …

Capt. Laura Tritch dies

Capt. Laura Tritch died April 27 of a rare disease, according to her sister. She had been in a memory care home for about three years at the time of her death. …

Yacht Deckhand Sinead McNamara dies in Greece

Updated report on Sept. 11, 2018: The family of Deckhand Sinead McNamara has hired an attorney to investigate her death on Aug. 31 on M/Y Mayan Queen IV in …

Bradford Marine Bahamas’ yard superintendent Thurber Withey dies

Bradford Marine Bahamas’ yard superintendent Thurber Withey died on Sept. 6. He held the position since March 2009. Previously he held several positions …

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Yacht crew join Triton networking with Universal Marine Center

Yacht crew join Triton networking with Universal Marine Center

The Triton hosted networking with more than 150 captains, crew and industry professionals at Universal Marine Center on the third …

Where in the World: St. Kitts crew seminars

Where in the World: St. Kitts crew seminars

Crew from 15 yachts participated in Acrew’s fourth Caribbean Crewfest in mid-January at Christophe Harbour in St. Kitts. The …

Industry rallies to raise money for former engineer injured in accident

Industry rallies to raise money for former engineer injured in accident

By Dorie Cox UPDATE Feb. 20, 2019 Former yacht Engr. Thomas “Bourke” Cannon is in a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, after …

GPS users warned of potential April 6 glitch

GPS users warned of potential April 6 glitch

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned that those who use older GPS devices may find themselves in troubled waters come April …

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