Updated:
Original:

Memorial planned for noted Florida sailor

Family and friends of sailing industry veteran Michael J. Robertson are planning a celebration of life on March 12 for the lifelong sailmaker, sailor and angler, who died Dec. 27 at the age of 59.

The memorial cookout will begin at 1 p.m. at Terra Ceia Island Park on Florida's Terra Ceia Island. A service is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

Robertson was an avid yacht racer and sailmaker, and he worked in the industry his entire life. He previously was the owner of Competition Sails and was employed with Heritage Yachts, Irwin Yachts, Henderson 30 sales and, most recently, Sailors' Wharf in St. Petersburg as service manager.

For information, contact Janis and Joe at (941) 722-8704 or Pat and Kenny at (941) 723-3331 or jrobertson4@tampabay.rr.com.

Related

Suntex Acquires Tampa Area Marina

The Marinas at Little Harbor, with slips and drystack storage, is in a resort community that’s being developed in Ruskin, Fla.

Littelfuse to Acquire Carling Technologies

The $315 million transaction is expected to close in the fourth fiscal quarter.

Boat Sales and Fraud

Boat History Report has tracked a 123 percent increase in fraud on the preowned-boat market since the pandemic buying spree began.

Avoid Cutoff Confusion

Dealers should familiarize themselves with a new law requiring engine cutoff switches so they can inform their customers. Meanwhile, a new program puts Ohio youth in kayaks to learn about the importance of the Great Lakes.

Wave Wifi MNC1250

Wave WiFi’s new Dual Band Marine Network Controller with SIM-activated cellular system (MNC1250) distributes fast reliable internet onboard. It can be connected to any internet source and transmits both 2.4 and 5GHz AP signals for speed and reliability. Gigabit ports provide fast throughput and Wave’s proprietary Graphic User Interface makes it easy to set up and operate.

OneWater Acquires T-H Marine

OneWater Marine purchased the Huntsville, Ala.-based P&A provider for around $185 million.

Groupe Beneteau Acquires Starfisher

The Portugal-based yard builds powerboats from 25 to 35 feet and was doing subcontracting work for the group.