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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 …

Cable Marine, Boat Owners Warehouse founder Elmer Strauss dies

By Dorie Cox From boatyards to retail stores, Elmer Strauss built a collection of businesses that helped change the face of the yacht industry in Fort …

Former yacht mate, chef Townsend Pillsbury dies

By Dorie Cox Former yacht mate and chef Townsend Pillsbury died of cancer on July 12. She was 62. Capt. Andy McKee has served as captain of the 81-foot Broward …

Yacht designer Claudette Bonville dies

Award-winning yacht designer Claudette K. Bonville, of Fort Lauderdale-based Claudette Bonville Associates (CBA), died July 16 after an eight-year battle with …

Chef Dragos ‘Dragon’ Caprelian dies after brief illness

Chef Dragos Caprelian died on Aug. 19 at a hospital in Pompano Beach, Florida. He had recently returned home to Florida after feeling ill while at work on a …

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