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Obituaries

Veteran captain Jack Maguire dies

UPDATED Sept. 24 A celebration of life is scheduled for Capt. Jack Maguire Sept. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at Quarterdeck Seafood Bar & Neighborhood Grill at 1541 …

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

By Dorie Cox Capt. Ryan O’Meara loved the water, his yacht crew, and his work on M/Y Pipe Dream, a 112-foot Westport. He was in the midst of it all when he …

Designer, builder, broker, sailor David Walters remembered

David Walters, founder of the brokerage firm David Walters Yachts and designer and builder of the Cambria series of cruising yachts, passed away of a brain …

Merrill-Stevens broker Ryan Carrigan dies

Ryan Carrigan of Merrill-Stevens Yachts died on June 29 of sudden cardiac arrest. He had recently joined the new Merrill-Stevens Yachts Sales division leading …

Veteran Fraser broker Tom Allen dies

One of Fraser’s longtime yacht brokers, Tom Allen, died on June 17 after a stroke. Based in the Seattle office, Mr. Allen was one of the firm’s longest …

Bahamas, Caribbean cruising guide author Steven J. Pavlidis dies

By Milt Baker Stephen J. Pavlidis, one of America’s top cruising guide authors, died May 29, in Covington, Georgia, after a long period of failing health. He …

Capt. Kerry “KP” Piesch dies in Vancouver

Capt. Kerry “KP” Piesch died on May 16 in Vancouver, B.C. The cause of death is pending, but officials said it was probably due to cardiovascular …

South African found dead in room at Atlantis in The Bahamas

Carla Van Eeden was found dead in a hotel room at Atlantis on Paradise Island in The Bahamas on May 18. She was 25. The incident, reported as a suicide, is …

Boat restorer Michael Grimes dies

Longtime Fort Lauderdale boat restorer Michael Grimes died May 24 after a respiratory illness. He was 77. Mr. Grimes was an independent contractor that worked …

Captain of M/Y Bravo Zulu, M/Y Independence, Greg Mitchell dies

By Dorie Cox Capt. Greg Mitchell, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died at his home in The Villages, Florida, on Dec. 25 following an extended illness. He …

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