View Full Version : Matthew Shipman over the bar.

Joe (SoCal)
05-08-2010, 11:55 AM
A good friend, a good sailor, and a truly colorful character passed this morning age 72 of a brain aneurysm. He died at the top of his game having just sold the Sutton Colt Estate for $10 million and just finished a charter Caribbean cruise as captain of a wooden schooner

He was a good friend of Nat Benjamin. Once when I was restoring Dove and having a issue Matty picked up his cell and said to the other person I have a buddy with a boat problem then handed me the phone. On the other end was Nat Benjamin. That was Matty's style he will be missed by many.

Phil Heffernan
05-08-2010, 02:16 PM
Yup, Mattie was an original alright...Will be missed here in the Hudson Valley.


Chris Coose
05-08-2010, 02:52 PM
He died at the top of his game...

I'd think that condition might be a goal for living.... so that it could be said for any/every day.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
05-08-2010, 03:06 PM
With a name like "Shipman" I'll bet he was a good guy to know.
Sorry to hear of your loss my friend.