Siren Marine founder and CEO Daniel Harper died unexpectedly. He was 51.
The company released a statement that reads, in part:
“We are deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of our captain. … Our family joins you, our esteemed industry colleagues, partners and friends, in mourning the passing of a true visionary — a man who forged the future of the marine industry with groundbreaking Connected Boat technology.”
Harper described himself as a lifelong, waterborne adventurer and die-hard electronics enthusiast. His mantra was “do what you love.”
Early on in his career, Harper was a marine professional and captain who sailed all over the world. Over time, he found himself drawn to technology and became an IoT pioneer, bringing his passions together to lead Siren Marine.
Harper founded Siren Marine in 2011, releasing products and forging partnerships with boatbuilders, engine manufacturers and OEMs.
Siren has twice been honored in Soundings Trade Only’s Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies competition. Last year, it released the latest version of Siren 3 Pro, which last week earned NMEA 2000 certification.