The NMMA has shared that Jim Lane, President of Chaparral and Robalo Boats has passed away.
“Jim was a great supporter of NMMA and I always enjoyed my time with him. He was on the search committee that hired me sixteen and a half years ago. His passing is a significant loss. Our sympathies to his wife, Damaris and the Chaparral family. May God bless Jim, Damaris, his family, and the entire Chaparral family,” noted NMMA President Thom Dammrich.
Jim was extremely active in the boating community and served as Finance Chairman and was also on the Board of Directors of NMMA. He was also both a founding member and served as Chairman for the America Boat Builders Association.
His memorial has been planned for 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24th at Crossroads Baptist Church (3001 Country Club Drive in Valdosta, Georgia)
The boating community is truly saddened at the lost of such a true member of the boating industry.