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Jim Lane (1942-2016)


In March, the boating industry lost a respected and influential member, Jim Lane, who was battling leukemia. Lane, president of Chaparral and Robalo Boats, joined the company in 1977. During his career spanning four decades, Lane had a long list of accomplishments.

“Lane’s list of accomplishments, both personal and professional, spotlight a career of achievement,” Chaparral says in a statement. “An avid outdoor enthusiast, boating was both his avocation and his vocation.”

Lane is survived by wife Damaris; son Mark and his wife Donna; daughter Beth Sessoms and her husband Kelly; five grandchildren; stepdaughter Lindsay Peacock and husband Greg; two step-grandchildren; and sister Joan Brandt. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family. 

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