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Obituaries

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 …

Capt. Marcel Davis dies in South Florida at 85

Former engineer turned captain, Marcel Davis, died on April 4 in South Florida. He was 85 Capt. Vance Accardi had known Capt. Davis for about 15 years and said …

Capt. Jim O‘Neill of S/Y Dance Smartly dies at 51

Capt. Jim O‘Neill of S/Y Dance Smartly died on Feb. 5. The cause and location of his death have not been reported. He was 51. Capt. O’Neill worked on the …

Longtime surveyor Don Patton of Patton Marine remembered

Update: Feb. 19, 2018 By Dorie Cox Donald M. Patton, founder of one of the most established survey companies in yachting, died Feb. 15 at home in the Miami …

Tony Hambrook, former head of Alloy Yachts in New Zealand, dies

By Dorie Cox Tony Hambrook, former managing director of Alloy Yachts International in New Zealand, died on Feb. 1. During his career with the company he was …

Capt. Alex Hickey, former yacht engineer, dies at 30

Former yacht engineer Alexander Michael Hickey, who had recently seen his dream to captain a yacht come true, died  Nov. 26 after being found unresponsive by …

Eng. James “Jimmy” Cascella dies after motorcycle accident

By Dorie Cox Eng. James “Jimmy” Cascella died Dec. 7 from injuries sustained in an accident on Interstate 95 at Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, …

Insurance broker Bortell dies

Longtime South Florida medical insurance broker Charles “Chuck” Bortell Jr. passed away on Nov. 21 in Annapolis, Maryland, after complications from a heart …

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National Marine Suppliers poker run 2018 rides for charity

National Marine Suppliers poker run 2018 rides for charity

More than 100 motorcyclists and car enthusiasts rode through the Florida Everglades for National Marine Suppliers' 11th annual Poker Run on …

Secure at Sea: Yachts tempt thieves, especially in South Florida

Secure at Sea: Yachts tempt thieves, especially in South Florida

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem “I can’t believe that happened!” That’s usually the response you get when you hear about the …

Multi-yacht owner Paul Allen dies

Multi-yacht owner Paul Allen dies

Co-founder of Microsoft and large yacht owner Paul Allen died yesterday from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was well-known …

New plans emerge for old Summerfield yard

New plans emerge for old Summerfield yard

By Dorie Cox The Hix Snedeker Companies of Daphne, Alabama, is scheduled to meet with Fort Lauderdale city officials in November to …