SAN DIEGO — The boating community has lost longtime broker Tom Hada.
San Diegan was known as Mr. PLYC.
NATIONAL CITY — John Grimstad, who owned and operated Pier 32 Marina in National City, has died. He was 71.
SAN DIEGO — Capt. Rich Goben, who worked with Hornblower Cruises San Diego and maintained an active presence with the Maritime Museum of San Diego, passed away in late January, according to sources and news reports. He was 62.
SAN DIEGO — Shelter Island is on track to receive a new public boat launch ramp within the next two years thanks to a pair of items approved by the Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners on Jan. 12.
SYDNEY (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Billionaire Australian winemaker, yachtsman and resort owner Robert “Bob” Oatley died at his home in Sydney Jan. 10. He was 87. Australian news sources reported he had been in ill health for some time.
Creator and owner of Bloodhound, was a talented architect and boat builder.
President and CEO of the Hinckley Company led the company to ‘extraordinary heights.’
MARINA DEL REY – Debra Talbot, who once led Los Angeles County’s Boating Section, has died. She was 55.
SAN DIEGO — Leroy Lester, a longtime San Diego marine surveyor, has died. He was 79.
Beloved racer, sailor and boating enthusiast was a champion for women racers.
SOUTHOLD, NY — Capt. Joseph Frohnhoefer, Jr., founder and CEO of Sea Tow Services International, Inc., has died. He was 71.
Gordon Passey, who worked for more than 30 years in the marine industry has died. He was 83.
SAN DIEGO — Capt. Charles (Charlie) Sharp, 70, of Carlsbad, passed away in his home on Feb. 27 due to leukemia.