Tributes

South Florida yachting community mourns the passing of Capt. Jack Showers, 82

South Florida yachting community mourns the passing of Capt. Jack Showers, 82

John (Jack) Edwards Showers, one of the industry’s legends and “all-time great” delivery captains, left port on his last passage on Dec. 9, 2022. ...

Ian Stewart, engineer and yacht supply sales specialist, remembered fondly

Ian Stewart, engineer and yacht supply sales specialist, remembered fondly

Engineer and yachting supplies sales specialist Ian Stewart passed away in Fort Lauderdale at the end of October. He was 55.

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Rosemary L. Joyce of Hargrave Custom Yachts leaves legacy of hard work, success

Rosemary L. Joyce of Hargrave Custom Yachts leaves legacy of hard work, success

Rosemary Joyce, a key executive with Hargrave Custom Yachts, passed away quietly in her sleep on Sunday July 10th, 2022 in Pompano Beach, Florida. In her personal life Rosemary touched all the bases as a daughter, sister, cousin, friend, wife...

Fraser founder dies at 99

Fraser founder dies at 99

Global yacht brokerage firm Fraser announced last week that its founder, David L. Fraser, passed away peacefully on Jan. 6. He was 99.  A born salesman with a lifetime love of boats, Mr. Fraser launched Fraser in 1947 in Newport...

Friends mourn sudden passing of veteran captain

Friends mourn sudden passing of veteran captain

By Lucy Chabot Reed Friends and colleagues mourned what seemed like the sudden passing of Capt. Alexander Damrell Greenson earlier this week. He died in the early morning hours of Sept. 26 of cancer. In yachting more than 30 years...

Appreciating Brian Donovan

Appreciating Brian Donovan

By Bruce Ward There’s a cheerfully defiant sign on the door of Brian Donovan’s Fairmount home, where he has lived for more than 30 years. “Smile! No Sad Faces Allowed,” the sign states. It’s Brian’s courageous...

Charter director Pundt dies

Charter director Pundt dies

Herman Pundt died on Sept. 16 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. He was 52. Pundt most recently was charter director at Denison Yachting. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as a broker of both yachts and...

Friends, colleagues remember captain

Friends, colleagues remember captain

By Lucy Chabot Reed Capt. Alan Bradley Shepherd died Aug. 15 of lung cancer. He was 50. In yachting more than 25 years, Capt. Shepherd spent the past decade working freelance jobs, deliveries, and rotational and relief positions as captain...

Unforgettable captain dies

Unforgettable captain dies

By Lucy Chabot Reed Capt. Christopher Hezelgrave, skipper of the 137-foot (42m) Royal Denship M/Y Unforgettable, has died of the COVID-19 virus. He was 60. Born in New Zealand and with a British passport, Capt. Hezelgrave had...

Owner of Zeno Mattress dies

Owner of Zeno Mattress dies

By Lucy Chabot Reed Joseph R. Zeno, the second-generation owner of Zeno Furniture and Mattress MFG. Co., died July 25 due to COVID-19. He was 78. When Mr. Zeno was 11, his parents moved the family from Amsterdam...


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