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.
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.
Bonnie J. O’Boyle, former editor-in-chief of Power & Motoryacht magazine, died March 18 at her home in Bristol, Penn.
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.
U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Christopher Raguso, son of marine industry writer Capt. John Raguso, was one of seven service members killed in a military helicopter crash in Iraq on Thursday. He was 39.
Charles D. Strang, Jr., who is credited with inventing the stern drive, passed away on March 11 at the age of 96.
David Walters, the founder of David Walters Yachts, designer and builder of the Cambria series of cruising yachts and co-founder of Shannon Yachts, died January 17th in Fort Lauderdale at the age of 75.
Albemarle Boats founder Joseph Scott Harrell passed away at the age of 90 on January 23.
Production fiberglass boatbuilding pioneer Everett Pearson, who co-founded Pearson Yachts, died Dec. 24. He was 84.