Eight Bells: Captain Fred Thomas – Grenada

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Captain Fred Thomas of Shipwrights, St. David’s, Grenada.

Fred was well known in the yachting community having started his career with Morgan Yachts after his apprentice at Detyens Shipyard in South Carolina. He went on to work with Caribbean Sailing yachts (CSY) who are credited as the founders of the Caribbean chartering industry with the delivery of the first 60 yachts to Tortola. He established Shipwright’s in Tortola, Trinidad and Grenada and worked on the restoration of some of the finest classic yachts in the region. Fred’s other passion was music, he was an accomplished guitar player and loved nothing more than to jam with his friends and to entertain guests at Bell Air Plantation where he lived. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. A tribute concert will be held during July to celebrate the life that Fred lived.

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To read more about Captain Fred Thomas check out the online MAYAG Guide: www.grenadagrenadinesyachting.com Portrait of a Shipwright.