IN MEMORIAM: FRANK BUTLER, CATALINA YACHTS FOUNDER

Dear LMCA Members —

As Janet reported on the LMCA Facebook page, the sailing world is mourning the loss of Frank W. Butler, the founder and driving force behind Catalina Yachts, and still its CEO at 92, who passed away November 15. I’ve heard that many long-time Catalina owners had stories of personal phone calls with Frank, who took a direct interest in solving problems that may have developed in one of the thousands of excellent boats Catalina built. You may have had a personal experience with Frank yourself.  He will be sorely missed.

Attached are several links regarding his passing:

https://www.catalinayachts.com/frank-w-butler/

https://www.gazettes.com/news/obituaries/catalina-yachts-founder-frank-butler-dies/article_14a3ec4e-2b5e-11eb-89c3-e7ff13b3dbb4.html

https://boatingindustry.com/news/2020/11/19/industry-mourns-loss-of-catalina-yachts-ceo-frank-w-butler/

https://boattest.com/article/catalina-yachts-founder-frank-butler-dies

 

Ted Vogel, Commodore