With more than 40 years of experience under his belt, Dettwyler lived through the ups and downs of the industry, adjusting to the changes and remaining successful.
Lois Hall, wife of the late boat and fishing show producer Fred Hall, has died. She was 88. The following article is a remembrance and celebration of her life by her son, Bart Hall, producer of the Fred Hall Shows.
Betty Schock, co-founder of W.D. Schock Co. with her late husband Bill Schock, died July 23. She was 91.
The ashes of the late Bob Yaple, a longtime San Diego boater, were scattered at sea on May 14.
Peter Douglas, longtime executive director of the California Coastal Commission, died April 1 at age 69. A Coastal Commission spokeswoman said Douglas died at his sister’s home in La Quinta, surrounded by family and friends.
John “J.J.” Quinn, a longtime boater, a member of many local boating organizations and a yachting journalist for more than 50 years, died Jan. 31. He was 91.
John R. Greene, an avid sailor, a longtime member of Coronado Yacht Club and a pilot, died Jan. 13, at age 66.
Harry Edmund Monahan, a former editor of Sea Magazine and a longtime marine industry booster at the Southern California Marine Association, died Nov. 9 after a long battle with cancer. He was 87.
Bob Gorman, executive director of the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) and a prominent marine industry veteran, died Dec. 22. He was 64.
NEWPORT BEACH — A burial at sea and a memorial celebration are scheduled Nov. 20 for Tony Ellis, of Goat Hill Marine in Costa Mesa. Ellis died Oct. 9 at age 61.
Marine industry veteran was longtime regional sales manager for Hunter Marine.
Jim Bohart, a marine industry veteran for nearly 30 years, died July 13 at age 57. His wife, Karen, was at his side.
NEWPORT BEACH — Ed Richardson, a well-known and much-admired yacht broker who had the distinction of holding the oldest yacht broker’s license in California, died June 11 at age 89.
LA JOLLA -- Gerry Driscoll, a world-famous competitive sailor and a local marine industry icon, died March 12 at his home, at age 86.