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AN UNSINKABLE LEGACY
Rarely can a lone individual transform an entire industry – Bob Dougherty did just that
by designing and building boats that could be enjoyed safely regardless of sea conditions.
This earned him the nickname "Mr. Unsinkable." Across more than sixty years and three
boat companies, Bob has had a lasting impact for boaters around the world.
A strong Irishman from South Boston, Bob began experimenting with fiberglass in the 50's.
By the end of the decade, he brought his craft and passion to the marine industry.
A disciplined leader and true visionary, Bob always took pride in doing the right thing,
and he placed his people first - taking care of them as he would his own family.
One of Bob's favorite sayings was "Tight Lines", a fishing term for good fortune.
He lived his life as if a fish were always on the line, ready for the next challenge
with a can-do attitude that never quit. We have been fortunate to have Bob in our lives.
You will be missed,
Your family at Everglades Boat
Published in Boston Herald from Mar. 28 to Mar. 31, 2016