BoatBoy Marine Training founder dies


Capt. Russ Cohen, founder and creator of BoatBoy Marine Training, passed away suddenly this weekend in his home. He was 46.

Cohen was a lifelong boater. He grew up on the water and was involved with the marine industry at an early age.

In 1986, he obtained his license at the United States Coast Guard Baltimore Station. He held a 50 Ton Master's Captain's License, along with a commercial assistance towing endorsement.

Prior to beginning BoatBoy Marine Training, Cohen held various positions as a Coast Guard Captain with The Charter Club, Philadelphia Water Taxi and E&B Marine. He continued in the marine industry in the 1990s, working for Maurice Sporting Goods, Unified Marine, Outboard Marine Corporation, Lightning Jack´s Marina and C Service Marine Group.

He created BoatBoy Marine Training in 2001 to take boating safety to the next level and to train recreational boaters.

Cohen is survived by his wife, Lois, and his mother, two sisters and many nieces and nephews.

Services for Cohen are set for Tuesday morning will be held at the Berschler and Shenberg Funeral Home in Medford, N.J.


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