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Owner of Zeno Mattress dies

By Lucy Chabot Reed Joseph R. Zeno, the second-generation owner of Zeno Furniture and Mattress MFG. Co., died July 25 due to COVID-19. He was 78. In 1948, when …

Industry pioneer Bob Roscioli dies

Bob Roscioli, a yacht painter who built one of the most well-known shipyards in South Florida, died yesterday. He had recently tested positive for COVID-19, …

RPM Diesel owner dies

By Lucy Chabot Reed Joe Rubano, owner of Fort Lauderdale-based RPM Diesel Engine Co. and Diesel Services of America, died at his home last night of natural …

Longtime president of yacht yard Merrill-Stevens dies

By Lucy Chabot Reed An icon of the South Florida shipyard and brokerage industry died on Sunday, April 5. Fred Kirtland, previously president and general …

Chef Thierry Goulard dies over Valentine’s Day in St. Barts

By Graham Barnes Thierry was a larger-than-life character with a heart so kind and full of love. He appreciated every second of every day, always smiling and …

Drew Cooney, Lauderdale Propeller Service owner, dies

By Dorie Cox Longtime Lauderdale Propeller Service owner and president Drew Cooney died on Feb. 7 “after a very long three-year battle with cancer,” …

Longtime Derecktor parts manager Richard ‘Dickie’ Doolin dies

By Dorie Cox Richard Doolin, known as Dickie, the former parts manager at Derecktor Dania, died on Jan. 29. He had been a familiar face at the yard during his …

Former Palmer Johnson head dies

Palmer Johnson’s Martin Kelsey III, known in the yachting industry as Mike Kelsey Jr., died on Jan. 4 of cancer. He was 57.  Mr. Kelsey began work with …

Surveyor, former yacht engineer Mark Webb dies

By Dorie Cox An engineer and a yacht surveyor, Mark Webb died after complications from triple by-pass heart surgery in Fort Lauderdale. He was 62. For more …

Veteran captain Achim Fischer dies in car accident

By Dorie Cox Capt. Achim Fischer died in Antibes on Nov. 26 as a result of a car accident. He was 72. A veteran captain of 30 years, Capt. Fischer worked on a …

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Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller The hardest thing to teach new managers is that the essence of management is to convince or coerce …

Veteran captain joins Derecktor Fort Pierce

Veteran captain joins Derecktor Fort Pierce

UPDATED Capt. Glen Allen, who spent the past 13 years with Fleet Miami, has taken a position as sales manager with Derecktor Fort …

Detroit firm acquires Luke Brown

Detroit, Michigan-based KAM Yacht Sales has acquired Fort Lauderdale-based brokerage firm Luke Brown Yachts. Founded in 2006, KAM Yacht …

Fort Lauderdale broker launches firm, acquires Neptune

Fort Lauderdale broker launches firm, acquires Neptune

Fort Lauderdale-based yacht broker Frank Grzeszczak has launched FGI Yacht Group and acquired Neptune Group Yachting.  Industry …