Paul M. Hureau, the founder of Maritime Skiff, died suddenly on Nov. 9 with his family by his side. He was 73.
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.
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 England’s 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 he’d be up and getting it done again in no time. The ship’s 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
Warren Luhrs was not the type of man who surrounded himself with “yes men.” Instead, the man who co-founded Hunter and Silverton with his brother, John, chose to be around straight-shooting people with integrity. That’s according to past Luhrs president Roger Yarborough, who told Trade Only Today that the Sept. 18 death of the 69-year-old…more
Hunter Marine Corp. founder Warren Luhrs died Sept. 18 in Pennsylvania, Marlow-Hunter president John Peterson confirmed to Trade Only Today. Luhrs began in the boatbuilding business with his father, Henry, and brother, John, at Henry Luhrs Sea Skiffs before the brothers went on to found Silverton in 1969 in Toms River, N.J. An avid sailor,…more
U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw, a longtime Republican member of Congress in South Florida who helped repeal the luxury tax, died after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was 74. “I am very sad to report the passing of a very good friend to me and to the boating industry, former congressman Clay Shaw of…more