Obituaries

Chef Michelle Dunnette dies

Yacht Chef Michelle Dunnette, who worked on the 125-foot Broward M/Y Showtime and the 130-foot Westport M/Y Sovereign over the past 10 years, died in February after a battle with…

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Lake Worth Inlet deepening considered

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Jacksonville District, the Port of Palm Beach and the local Harbor Pilots Association have taken another step toward deepening and widening Lake Worth…

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Rita Watkins dies in Fort Pierce

There will be a gathering to celebrate the life of Rita Watkins on March 11 from 5-7 p.m. at Bimini Boatyard, 1557 SE 17th Street, Ft. Lauderdale (33316).   From…

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Wards loses team member

Ken Linn, a senior service technician with Ft. Lauderdale-based Ward’s Marine Electric, passed away on Jan. 25 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette,…

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Chef Andris Reinsons dies

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Longtime yacht Chef Andris Reinsons was found dead outside his home in Newport, R.I., on Jan. 22, according to his former wife, Cynthia Reinsons. The cause of his death is…

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Couach founder dies

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Guy Couach, founder of the yacht builder that bears his name, died on Jan. 6. He was 88.     The grandson of Albert Couach, founder of Couach marine engines…

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Colleagues remember legendary yacht broker Bartram

Legendary yacht broker J. Burr “Joe” Bartram Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Ft. Lauderdale on Christmas Eve after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 79. The…

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Yacht broker Joe Bartram, Jr. dies

We’re sorry to report that broker Joe Bartram, founder of the firm Bartram & Brakenhoff, died on Christmas Eve. Please read the full story in the February Triton here: “Colleagues…

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Ex shipyard CEO dies

Former Knight & Carver CEO Sam Brown died Nov. 21 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 55. His friends and former colleagues remember him as a fighter, a…

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Capt. Pete Miller dies in shipyard accident

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Capt. Pete Miller of M/Y Lohengrin was electrocuted in a shipyard accident in late November in Hong Kong. The accident involving shore power is under investigation. With a career that…

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