Ted Irwin - Yacht builder, Dies from cancer

Ted Irwin, the owner of a former St Petersburg yacht building business died last week in Little Rock, Arkansas.

74 years old, the face of Irwin Yachts had been battling multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood cells, since his diagnosis 4 years ago.

His daughter Michelle Payne, 48, said "He just decided to attack it with a vengeance, like he does everything else."

At its peak, Iwin's business was known as one of the largest independent yacht builders in the United States.

"It was a passion and love of my father's, and he didn't do it to make money," Payne said.

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