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.
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.
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
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