Herb Repass, co-founder of New England Ropes, died Dec. 23 in Vero Beach. Fla. He was 94. Repass founded the business, now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Teufelberger Group, in New Bedford, Mass., with friend and associate David Aigler in 1967. Repass served as president and as chief designer of specialty ropes that the…more
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.
Dr. George W. Brooks, a passionate sailor and member of the Larchmont Yacht Club for 70 years, died Dec. 17 in Bronxville, N.Y. He was 95.
Conny van Rietschoten, two-time winner of the Whitbread Round the World Race, died Dec. 17 at his Portugal home after suffering a stroke. He was 87.
Longtime boating industry sales executive Richard L. “Dick” Dickinson recently died in Little Rock, Ark. He was 77.
Edwin Arthur Shuman III, a retired Navy captain, former war prisoner, naval aviator and sailor, died Dec. 4 from complications after falling from his boat on his way to a goose hunt in Annapolis, Md. He was 82.
Four Winns Boat Co. co-founder Charles “Charlie” Winn of Cadillac, Mich., died Nov. 18 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was 70.
Anders Ebbeson, owner of RV and marine industry marketing firm InterCon Marketing, died on Nov. 19. He was 68.
Paul Albrecht, a Southern California yacht broker and the founder of Paul Albrecht Yacht Sales, died Nov. 13 of a heart attack. He was 80.
Paul M. Hureau, the founder of Maritime Skiff, died suddenly on Nov. 9 with his family by his side. He was 73.
The city of Annapolis, Md., lost one of the legendary figures on its maritime scene when boatyard owner and sailor Bert Jabin died Saturday. He was 83. Jabin, who had been splitting time between homes in Annapolis and Miami, had long been battling cancer, according to a report in the Capital Gazette. My dad touched…more