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Obituaries

Veteran Fraser broker Tom Allen dies

One of Fraser’s longtime yacht brokers, Tom Allen, died on June 17 after a stroke. Based in the Seattle office, Mr. Allen was one of the firm’s longest …

Bahamas, Caribbean cruising guide author Steven J. Pavlidis dies

By Milt Baker Stephen J. Pavlidis, one of America’s top cruising guide authors, died May 29, in Covington, Georgia, after a long period of failing health. He …

Capt. Kerry “KP” Piesch dies in Vancouver

Capt. Kerry “KP” Piesch died on May 16 in Vancouver, B.C. The cause of death is pending, but officials said it was probably due to cardiovascular …

South African found dead in room at Atlantis in The Bahamas

Carla Van Eeden was found dead in a hotel room at Atlantis on Paradise Island in The Bahamas on May 18. She was 25. The incident, reported as a suicide, is …

Boat restorer Michael Grimes dies

Longtime Fort Lauderdale boat restorer Michael Grimes died May 24 after a respiratory illness. He was 77. Mr. Grimes was an independent contractor that worked …

Captain of M/Y Bravo Zulu, M/Y Independence, Greg Mitchell dies

By Dorie Cox Capt. Greg Mitchell, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died at his home in The Villages, Florida, on Dec. 25 following an extended illness. He …

Capt./Eng. dies in motorcycle accident

Capt./Eng. Alex Buckingham of M/Y Club M died in a motorcycle accident on May 11 in South Florida. He was 32. He worked as mate/relief captain and later as …

Engineer dies in South Florida

Yacht Eng. Michael Allen Vitiaci died on April 6 in South Florida. An autopsy report has not been issued. “Michael worked on boats and yachts since he was …

Chef Kawana Kingi dies onboard in Bimini

Chef Kawana Kingi April 10, 1962 – April 24, 2018 Chef Kawana Kingi of M/Y Constance was found dead on board the yacht on April 24 in Bimini in the …

Yacht ‘transcended money’ for Huizenga Sr.

By Dorie Cox Owning a yacht was not like H. Wayne Huizenga Sr.’s other ventures. The billionaire entrepreneur, who died March 22 at age 81, was known for …

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Secure at Sea: The growing pains of cyber-security

Secure at Sea: The growing pains of cyber-security

Secure @ Sea: by Corey Ranslem When I heard about it, I was amazed but not surprised. The high-roller database at a major casino …

Crew Compass: Make time for yourself

Crew Compass: Make time for yourself

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon One thing that I’ve found difficult on boats over the years is making time for myself and doing things …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Bandido sells; Saint Nicholas, Rock.It listed

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Bandido sells; Saint Nicholas, Rock.It listed

Yachts sold M/Y Bandido, a 137-foot (41.8m) Westport launched in 1989, sold in an in-house deal by Ocean Independence broker Chris …

Derecktor, Haack bid for Fort Pierce yacht facility

Derecktor, Haack bid for Fort Pierce yacht facility

By Dorie Cox Two bids to develop a megayacht repair facility in Fort Pierce, Florida, are under evaluation. Derecktor Holdings Inc. and …

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