Stephen C. Smith Sr., who worked at U.S. Paint Corp. and rose to vice president of sales development at Akzo Nobel, died Saturday. He was 65.
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.
Bob Smith, who founded American Diesel Corp. in 1981 and was known as the developer of the Ford Lehman marine engine, died Tuesday in Stuart, Fla. He was 79.
Bass Cat Boats founder Ron Pierce died Sunday of natural causes. He was 81.
George M. Irvine Jr., a pioneer in fiberglass hull construction and a leader in the fabrication of hardtops and tuna and marlin towers for sportfishing boats, died Nov. 13 of a heart attack at his home in Fort Lauderdale. He was 89.
John Babbitt, the international sales manager for Smoker Craft, died earlier this month at his home in Indianapolis. He was 69.
Smoker Craft regional sales director Peter Spiegel died suddenly on Sunday; the cause of death was not immediately known. He was 53.
Friends and associates in the marine industry are mourning the death of Capt. Richard Thiel, editor-at-large of Power & Motoryacht magazine, who died Sept. 13 in Branford, Conn., of complications from a stroke suffered a week earlier. He was 70 and a resident of Chester, Conn.
Capt. Richard Thiel, editor-at-large of Power & Motoryacht magazine, died Tuesday in Branford, Conn., due to complications from a stroke. He was 71.
John “Jack” E. Barnes, who spent the latter part of a more than 40-year marine industry career as aftermarket sales manager at Perko, died Sunday in Fort Lauderdale. He was 79.
Avid fisherman and former Salt Water Sportsman sales representative Jack Samuel Koontz Jr. died at his home in Bourne, Mass., on July 16 after a second bout with throat cancer. He was 70.