Obituaries

The marine industry mourns the loss of people whose inventiveness and business expertise have been the foundation of its success and helped it grow and prosper.

Terry Stark spent his last 10 years in Cambodia. The success of his Carolina Skiff pleased him, but he took greater pride in living the life he chose.

It wasn’t hard work that killed Terry Stark

Carolina Skiff founder Terry Stark lived life on his own terms. John Landon, chairman of the company during Stark’s tenure, remembers his colleague’s world travels, including trips to the Bahamas, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba and Thailand before he settled in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he died Aug. 15 after a heart attack. He was 68.

Industry mourns well-known New York sailor

The sailing community lost one of its best owner/drivers and a pillar of the sport when John B. Thomson Jr., of Sands Point, N.Y., succumbed to the effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, on Sept. 10.

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Marina owner found dead on Long Island

Carl Darenberg Jr., owner of Montauk Marine Basin in Montauk on the east end of New York’s Long Island, was found dead Monday in Montauk Harbor, not far from the marina that has been in his family for nearly 60 years.

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Industry mourns ‘Trawler King’ Marsh

Curt Merel Marsh, the founder of Regatta Pointe Yacht Sales and Capt. Curt’s Trawlers & Yachts, the host of two Florida boating talk shows and known by many as “the Trawler King,” died unexpectedly June 16. He was 64.

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