Longtime Essex Boat Works owner C. Stuart Ingersoll of Essex, Conn., died March 15 peacefully surrounded by friends and family. He was 85.
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.
The Taylor Made Group said Gayle Maye, director of customer service for Taylor Made Systems, died Sunday after a battle with cancer that the company said she fought with perseverance, optimism and dignity. She was 58.
Marine yacht surveyor Dexter A. Holaday, of the Noank section of Groton, Conn., died Monday. He was 72.
The yachting world is mourning famed powerboat designer and builder Carlo Riva, who died Monday in his hometown of Sarnico, Italy. He was 95.
Priority One Financial Services said business manager Lars Thurman died Sunday of cancer.
Smoker Craft said regional sales director Dan Robinson died recently after a battle with cancer. He was 48.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association said it was sad to share the news that Suzi DuRant, 67, who most recently spearheaded the association’s efforts in South Carolina, died recently.
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.
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.