Obituaries

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.

Industry mourns co-founder of New England Ropes

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

Industry mourns noted Annapolis sailor

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.

Industry mourns Four Winns co-founder

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.

Industry mourns well-known Annapolis boatyard owner

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

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