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 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

Industry mourns Connecticut marina owner

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 remembered as humble and hands-on

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

Industry mourns Hunter Marine founder

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

Florida congressman mourned as strong industry advocate

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

Family plans Ted Hood tribute

The family of Ted Hood scheduled a ceremony to honor the sailing and design icon who died June 28 at the age of 86. “In honor of Frederick E. “Ted” Hood (May 5, 1927-June 28, 2013), the Hood family cordially invites all he has touched to a celebration of his life to be held at…more

Industry mourns noted Midwestern ‘peddler’

Marine industry veteran Patrick H. Arnold died Aug. 26 after a brief illness. He was 77. Born in Hamilton Ohio, Arnold graduated from Miami University in Miami, Ohio. A career “peddler,” he made his mark in the marine industry early on. As a salesman for BF Goodrich, Arnold sold vinyl to contract furniture manufacturers before…more

Former Pac West Marketing co-owner killed in robbery

Lawrence Howse, the former co-owner of Seattle-based Pac West Marketing, was shot and killed in a parking garage robbery Saturday night, according to managing partner Jess Nelson. He was 54. “We are so very sad to be contacting you in regards to our longtime friend, Larry Howse,” Nelson said in an email. “Larry was a…more

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