Smoker Craft mourns John Babbitt, international sales manager

John Babbitt, Smoker Craft’s international sales manager, passed away last week. The company submitted the following obituary to Boating Industry. Smoker Craft Inc. is saddened to announce the passing of its much-beloved international sales manager, John Babbitt. John, 69, passed away at his home in Indianapolis late last week. A graduate of the University of …
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IMCI mourns passing of certification pioneer Lars Granholm

Lars Erik Granholm, a founding force behind the International Marine Certification Institute, has died at teh age of 81. Granholm, born in Finland in 1934, immigrated in 1961 to the United States where he joined the Outboard Marine Corporation. From 1974 to 1981 he authored small boat regulations while serving as the project manager for […]
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Industry mourns Marysville Marine Distributors Owner Mark Knust

MARYSVILLE, Mich. – Marysville Marine Distributors sadly mourns the loss of its owner and president, Mark Knust. Knust, 61, passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Knust was a graduate of Western Michigan University where he was a scholarship player on their football team, and later a pitcher on their baseball team. He […]
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