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Tom Collins, Longtime Charter Broker, Dies

Tom Collins, a longtime charter broker who earned as much respect from fellow industry members as he did his clients, died on December 26. He was 66 years old. Raised in Newburyport, Massachusetts, Collins attended the University of Massachusetts, getting a degree in political science. But politics wasn’t his ultimate calling. He started his yachting Continue reading


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Jane Buffington, Yachting Industry Icon: 1926-2016

Jane Buffington (center, above), a pioneer in the yachting industry, particularly among women, died on November 29 from heart congestion complications. She was 90 years old. Born in Annapolis, Buffington enjoyed boating early on. Her family kept a 40-foot Elco at their home, along a creek in Annapolis. Her own first boating purchase years later Continue reading