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Industry Mourns Passing of Suzi DuRant


The marine industry lost a leader earlier this year. Suzi DuRant passed away following a long battle with ALS.

DuRant was known as a great friend and passionate boating advocate in South Carolina. DuRant began her career in the finance industry, but quickly became immersed in the boating industry after a 13-year sailing adventure with her husband.

DuRant’s work as a volunteer, employee and advocate in the boating industry garnered her a NMMA Lifetime Achievement Award last year. She worked as NMMA’s South Carolina executive director, and had recently contributed to Lakeland Boating.

“Suzi had a unique ability to inspire those around her with her optimism and passion for her life and work,” NMMA President Thom Dammrich says in the association’s newsletter. “She possessed a fierce work ethic and was an intelligent and compassionate leader who will forever leave an impact on those who knew her.”



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