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.


Chaparral/Robalo’s Jim Lane was a leader, mentor

Chaparral and Robalo Boats president Jim Lane of Valdosta, Ga., died March 19, losing a long struggle with leukemia. He was 73. Lane came on board with company founder William “Buck” Pegg in 1977 and formed Chaparral Boats. During a career that spanned almost four decades, Lane was widely respected as an intuitive businessman, an…more

Longtime Rhode Island harbor official dies at 97

William “Bill” Muessel, who spent three decades in the Lighthouse Service and Coastguard in Newport, R.I., and another three-and-a-half decades as Newport Harbor coordinator and assistant harbormaster, died April 15. He was 97.

Mourning a man of ‘quiet strength’

Frank Herhold, whose influence on the industry extended well beyond his role as president of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, died Dec. 5 in Fort Lauderdale. He was 76.


Industry mourns longtime MIASF president

Industry icon Frank Herhold, who was president of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida for 20 years from 1990 to 2010, died Saturday in Fort Lauderdale. He was 76.


Hinckley CEO loses cancer battle

Jim McManus, president and CEO of The Hinckley Company, died of cancer on Tuesday after a long, hard-fought battle. He was 52.

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