South Florida Intercoastal

Member News - Fred Kirtland

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Jun 29, 2020 Mon

Fred Kirtland, previous president and general manager of Merrill-Stevens shipyard in Miami, died on April 5th. An icon of the South Florida shipyard and brokerage industry, Kirtland was born and raised in Miami and spent nearly 50 years at the legendary shipyard on the Miami River. He was 91. Mr. Kirtland is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Whit; daughter, Kindy; four grandchildren and a legion of yacht brokers and shipyard workers whose careers he helped forge. A ceremony of his life will be planned when restrictions over gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted.