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 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

Industry mourns sailor instrumental in Gipsy Moth restoration

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

Industry mourns ABYC chairman

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

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Industry mourns Midwest sales manager

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

COLUMN: Remembering Bill Bolling

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

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