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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: …

Former Chief Stew Johanna Mueller dies

By Lucy Chabot Reed Johanna Mueller broke into yachting the old fashioned way. While working at a hardware store, her work ethic shone through and touched …

Sunseeker founder dies

Sunseeker International founder Robert Braithwaite died on March 7. He was 75. Sunseeker CEO Christian Marti announced the news on the company’s website: …

Christensen Shipyard warranty manager dies

By Dorie Cox Christensen Shipyard’s yard captain and warranty/quality control department manager Michael Magee died on Jan. 30 at his home in Vancouver, …

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Chef Dragos ‘Dragon’ Caprelian dies after brief illness

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 …

Acrew announces 2019 Crew Award finalists

Acrew announces 2019 Crew Award finalists

Finalists for Acrew’s 2nd annual Crew Awards have been announced. The finalists will be presented to an independent and anonymous panel …

News in the brokerage fleet: Alia project sells; Admiral new builds listed

News in the brokerage fleet: Alia project sells; Admiral new builds listed

Yachts sold Project Al Waab II, a 180-foot (55m) new build from Alia Yachts designed by Vripack, with delivery scheduled for summer …

Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon People always ask me what it’s like to work on yachts? You must have some good stories, they say. …

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