*Obituaries

Raz Marine founder dies

Obituary for Yossi Raz (1937-2013) provided by John Kessler.   Yossef O. Raz was born in 1937 in Old Jerusalem, into a family already residing there for three generations. He left…

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Yacht crew member on MY Iroquois dies

A yacht crew member on M/Y Iroquois apparently committed suicide onboard on Monday in Boston, according to several media sources. The yacht, docked at The Marina at Rowes Wharf in…

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Yacht Chef D.J. Marchand dies

Chef DJ Marchand was found dead in her apartment in South Florida on March 24. She was 56. “She had just met a guy on charter and she looked great,”…

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Captain, broker and yacht manager dies

Yacht broker and captain John Joseph Ciullo of Ft. Lauderdale died Sept. 29. He was 54.Mr. Ciullo was most recently a broker and special projects manager with International Yacht Collection…

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Popular charter captain dies onboard in N.C.

Capt. William Shannon Crook — known in the Bahama- and New England-charter circuits as Capt. Shan — died Saturday morning (Oct. 13) on board his command, the 88-foot M/Y Lady…

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Former America’s Cup sailor and Patton Marine surveyor dies

Reknowned America’s Cup sailor Robert “Bob” Connell, a marine surveyor with Patton Marine, died of a heart attack in Miami on April 17. He was 72. Mr. Connell was born…

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Spark goes out in South Florida yacht industry

When William Ward Eshleman was born in 1915, boats passed through a small, man-made cut to the Atlantic Ocean from Ft. Lauderdale, a town of about 3,000 residents. Boats had…

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