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.
The longtime boat dealer had an uncanny ability to predict the success of future boat styles.
Boone had a long legacy of success at Hatteras Yachts, Jarrett Bay and Bluewater Yacht Sales.
An executive at one of his companies said employees are dealing with a “big loss.”
Kimmell, who oversaw the parent of Donzi and Pro-Line, died Oct. 18.
The company built yachts for Tiger Woods, country singer Jimmy Dean and others.
Rowse died earlier this year at age 74.
Jeff Napier, the first president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, died at his home in Italy after suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He was 78.