Obituaries

Charter broker Tom Collins passes

Burgess charter broker Tom Collins passed away on Dec. 26 after an illness. He was 66 years old. Mr. Collins was a charter broker for 30 years before joining Burgess…

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Ft. Lauderdale’s Grand Floridian owner, Matthew Talchik, dies

Matthew Paul Talchik, owner of Charter One Yachts, died Jan. 5 at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida.  He was 43. In 1997, Talchik founded the company which runs charters…

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Former chief stew, instructor Carrie Lynn Kurka dies

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By Dorie Cox Former Chief Stew Carrie Lynn Kurka died on Dec. 11 in Soldotna, Alaska. The cause of her death is described by the family as personal illness. She…

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Pioneer in yacht brokerage and Fraser Yachts, Jane Buffington dies

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By Dorie Cox Jane Buffington, formerly a partner with Fraser Yachts and one of the founders of the International Superyacht Society, died on Nov. 29 from heart congestion complications. She…

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Loving chef will always be remembered

By Alex Barnard Since the day we met on New Year’s Eve 2014, Jacques and I woke up in the same place all but a handful of times. But on…

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M/Y Libert-y’s Capt. John “John Jay” Kregelstein dies

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Capt. John Kregelstein of M/Y Libert-Y, an 80-foot Offshore, died Saturday of a heart attack. He was 50. Known to friends and colleagues as Capt. John Jay, he previously ran…

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Pioneer in fiberglass boats, Pipewelders’ George Irvine dies

By Dorie Cox George M. Irvine Jr., a pioneer in fiberglass marine development and owner of several marine business, died Nov. 13 of a heart attack at his home in…

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Compass Rose videographer dies

Ted Ritter, founder of Compass Rose Productions that made videos for charter yachts and sales, passed away peacefully on Nov. 8 aboard his beloved 42-foot trawler Compass Rose in Ft.…

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Morley-Beavers remembered as voice for mariners and industry

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By Dorie Cox Maritime laws and regulations confound many yachting professionals, but Amy Morley-Beavers guided three decades of mariners through their interpretations, both individually and industrywide. Her work focused on…

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Capt. Raubenheimer of S/Y Kaori dies

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By Dorie Cox Capt. Johan Raubenheimer of S/Y Kaori, a 125-foot Palmer Johnson, died in Utah on Aug. 19. He was electrocuted while working on the retirement home that he…

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