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.
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.
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
David Green, who was a driving force behind the restoration of Sir Francis Chichester’s yacht, Gipsy Moth IV, died Oct. 7. Green, a sailor and entrepreneur who promoted ecological sustainability, was reportedly found hanging from a tree at his home on Englands Isle of Wight. Gipsy Moth had been rotting in a concrete grave at…more
John Jack Hornor, chairman of the board of the American Boat and Yacht Council and an industry leader, died Oct. 1 of brain disease in Centreville, Md. He was 68. Hornor was a sailor, a naval architect, a marine surveyor and the founder and owner of the Marine Survey & Design Co. Jack was a…more
David Scott, a 23-year marine industry veteran, died suddenly at his home in Michigan on Sept. 28. Scott, 52, worked 10 years as internal sales manager for Crusader Engines and 15 years as marine/industrial sales manager at Cummins Bridgeway. He is survived by his wife, Julie, and four children, daughter Kaylyn, 18, and sons Michael,…more
We lost one of the dashing old-time, swashbuckling, hard-drinking sailors when Bill Bolling died recently. He was in his 85th year and totally convinced the various dings and leaks that had just about sunk him several times were temporary setbacks, that hed be up and getting it done again in no time. The ships log…more
Ronald E. REB Bourbeau of the South Glastonbury section of Glastonbury, Conn., died Sept. 29. He was 75. Bourbeau was the founder of REB Industries and Glastonbury Gage and a land developer, both residential and industrial. He was an owner of Yankee Boat Yard and Riverside Marina, both in Portland, Conn., and Scott’s Lobster Dock…more