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Obituaries

Veteran of Hatteras, Jarrett Bay, Bluewater, Jan Byers Boone dies

A veteran in the yacht industry, Jan Byers Boone died of colon cancer on May 29. She was 57. Ms. Boone began in the industry in marketing and sales at Hatteras …

Friends, bosses remember Capt. Rob Fregeolle

By Dorie Cox Capt. Robert Byron Fregeolle died May 26 in a motorcycle accident in Fort Lauderdale. He was 32. Originally from Maine, Capt. Fregeolle started …

Ingham Engineering founder Ian Craik dies

Ian Stoba Craik, founder of Ingham Engineering died at his home on April 30 in Fort Lauderdale. He was 73. His wife, Brenda Craik, wrote this remembrance: …

Former Chief Stew Johanna Mueller dies

By Lucy Chabot Reed Johanna Mueller broke into yachting the old fashioned way. While working at a hardware store, her work ethic shone through and touched …

Sunseeker founder dies

Sunseeker International founder Robert Braithwaite died on March 7. He was 75. Sunseeker CEO Christian Marti announced the news on the company’s website: …

Christensen Shipyard warranty manager dies

By Dorie Cox Christensen Shipyard’s yard captain and warranty/quality control department manager Michael Magee died on Jan. 30 at his home in Vancouver, …

Capt. Frank Holden, Conch Republic Navy admiral, dies in Key West

By Dorie Cox Capt. Frank Holden worked about 40 years as a professional mariner and as a Conch Republic celebrity captain in the Florida Keys. His wife, Pam, …

La Polonia stew broke her neck in fall, coroner reports

UPDATE: Jan. 24 A coroner report cites a “serious traumatic injury and fracture of the spine” as the cause of death for British Chief Stew Rebecca …

Stew Jerrah Blevins dies in hometown

Former yacht crew Jerrah Blevins died on Nov. 1 in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She started her career in yachting in 2012 and worked on yachts of 80-100 …

Engr. Craig Siedelhofer dies of cancer at 47

By Dorie Cox Engr. Craig Siedelhofer died Nov. 17 of cancer in Roanoke, Virginia.  He was 47. Mr. Siedelhofer began working on boats about seven years ago, …

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By Lucy Chabot Reed Capt. Alan Bradley Shepherd died Aug. 15 of lung cancer. He was 50. In yachting more than 25 years, Capt. …

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The latest results on our industry-wide survey: Will you attend FLIBS? 457 people have responded. More than half (55.58%) said they …

Triton’s new Captains Council draws high marks

Triton’s new Captains Council draws high marks

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