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Obituaries

Cable Marine, Boat Owners Warehouse founder Elmer Strauss dies

By Dorie Cox From boatyards to retail stores, Elmer Strauss built a collection of businesses that helped change the face of the yacht industry in Fort …

Former yacht mate, chef Townsend Pillsbury dies

By Dorie Cox Former yacht mate and chef Townsend Pillsbury died of cancer on July 12. She was 62. Capt. Andy McKee has served as captain of the 81-foot Broward …

Yacht designer Claudette Bonville dies

Award-winning yacht designer Claudette K. Bonville, of Fort Lauderdale-based Claudette Bonville Associates (CBA), died July 16 after an eight-year battle with …

Chef Dragos ‘Dragon’ Caprelian dies after brief illness

Chef Dragos Caprelian died on Aug. 19 at a hospital in Pompano Beach, Florida. He had recently returned home to Florida after feeling ill while at work on a …

Longtime Merle Wood employee dies

By Dorie Cox Long-time Merle Wood & Associates employee Barry Hall died on Thursday of cancer at the hospital at Miami Veterans Administration. He was 71. …

Capt. Wattula’s final trip will live on

By Capt. Peter Hunziker I have been dear friends with Josh Wattula for as long as I have been in yachting [“Friends remember Capt. Joshua Wattula“, …

Friends remember Capt. Joshua Wattula of M/Y ForaPlay

By Dorie Cox Capt. Joshua Wattula had recently accomplished one of his goals: to be master of a yacht. He had recently been hired as captain on M/Y ForaPlay, a …

Veteran of Hatteras, Jarrett Bay, Bluewater, Jan Byers Boone dies

A veteran in the yacht industry, Jan Byers Boone died of colon cancer on May 29. She was 57. Ms. Boone began in the industry in marketing and sales at Hatteras …

Friends, bosses remember Capt. Rob Fregeolle

By Dorie Cox Capt. Robert Byron Fregeolle died May 26 in a motorcycle accident in Fort Lauderdale. He was 32. Originally from Maine, Capt. Fregeolle started …

Ingham Engineering founder Ian Craik dies

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: …

Editor’s Picks

Triton Networks with Admiral Canvas

Triton Networks with Admiral Canvas

A luau-themed Triton Networking event last night brought about 200 yacht captains, crew and industry professionals to Admiral Yacht …

From the Bridge: Captains’ legacies continue to be created

From the Bridge: Captains’ legacies continue to be created

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Among the hundreds of people on the docks at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last month, a …

FLIBS19: Spirit of giving reaches hundreds, raises thousands

FLIBS19: Spirit of giving reaches hundreds, raises thousands

By Lucy Chabot Reed It started innocently enough, organize a dinner and raffle off a Seabob, hopefully raise a few thousand dollars for …

Sea Sick: Commit these CPR steps to memory; seconds count

Sea Sick: Commit these CPR steps to memory; seconds count

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Many of you reading this may be walking around the Fort Lauderdale boat show. Regardless of where you are, do …

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