Richard Strickler, who spent his career in marine finance and is largely credited with giving the Grow Boating campaign momentum, died April 14 in Franklin, Tenn. He was 71.
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.
Edward Noah Atchley, former co-owner of Cobia Boats and later owner of Robalo Boats, died April 19 in Houston after battling lung cancer for a year and succumbing to pneumonia. He was 81.
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
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.
International Marine Certification Institute pioneer Lars Erik Granholm died April 5. He was 81.
Chaparral and Robalo Boats president Jim Lane died Saturday after battling leukemia. He was 73.
Mario Amati, founder of Cantieri Navali Itama, which he established in Rome in 1969, has died. He was 83.
Former Wayfarer Marine co-owner Chandler “Sandy” McGaw was killed in a motorcycle-car accident in Florida on Sunday. He was 58.
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.
Lewis Welsh, the first employee of outdoor sound system manufacturer Prospec Electronics, died recently at the age of 56.