Our sincere condolences go out to friends, family and those in the Seattle sailing community with the news of Signature Yachts founder Robbie Robinson’s passing from cancer. He was truly a great guy who will be missed by many.

From Signature’s Facebook page:

“We, the staff and management of Signature Yachts, are deeply saddened to report that our founder, leader and cherished friend, Robbie Robinson, died peacefully at his Seattle home Sunday morning (September 15, 2019) in the presence of family and friends, ending his battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.

The personal loss we all share is leavened by the knowledge that he has left us a great legacy of achievement, integrity and dedication in our industry. We will have more about his remarkable life soon.

Even as his health failed, he carefully laid the foundation for ensuring that the Signature Yachts Team will remain on the job, continue representing our outstanding brands, and continue to uphold the high standards he set and exemplified for each of us.

There are no immediate plans for memorial services. He asks that anyone wishing to honor his life can do so with a donation to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Mercy Corp, ACLU, and Habitat For Humanity.