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Obituaries

Furuno manager Butch Weghorst has died

Butch Weghorst, a longtime employee of Washington-based marine electronics maker Furuno USA, died Nov. 9, the company has reported. Weghorst, who was …

Chief engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen dies in an accident at home

Chief Engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen died suddenly after he slipped and fell at his home in Honduras on Oct. 2. He was the chief engineer on the 164-foot …

Deckhand on M/Y Lady Sara dies in Monaco

Deckhand Brandon Fisher, known as Six Seven to the crew on M/Y Lady Sara, died Sept. 26 in Monaco. He was being treated for tonsillitis, but the cause of his …

Crew member injured in fall two years ago dies

Update Sept.30 An inquest in a local court in Birmingham, England last week, ruled the death of Jacob Nicol as accidental. Mr. Nicol was 3rd assistant engineer …

Fort Lauderdale fabricator, 54, dies in fire

Barry Freeborn, a machinist with All Points Boats in Fort Lauderdale died in a house fire on Sept. 10. The cause of the fire was undetermined but not …

Popular vendor in St. Lucia drowns

John Mason, of St. Lucia, has drowned, the St. Lucia Times has reported. His body was discovered at the Rodney Bay Marina about 9:30 a.m. Aug. 20. The …

Military-trained Chief Eng. Terry Nash dies of cancer

By Dorie Cox Chief engineer Terence “Terry” John Nash, formerly on the 146-foot Hakvoort M/Y Cracker Bay, died of bone cancer Aug. 9 at his home in …

Former yacht chef Chris Cantrell dies

Chris Cantrell Feb 25, 1979 – July 14, 2017 By Dorie Cox Chef Chris Cantrell is remembered by the yachting industry for his creative recipes, many based …

Yacht engineer Thomas Howell dies after skateboarding accident

By Dorie Cox Yacht engineer Thomas Howell died from injuries sustained in a motorized skateboard accident in Hollywood, Florida, on June 21. He was 53. Mr. …

Co-founder of Knight & Carver dies

By John Freeman Hugo Carver, long-known in San Diego’s maritime industry as an inventive engineer, good-humored mariner and co-owner of Knight & Carver …

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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 …