Erich Bruckmann, one of the founding partners of C & C Yachts, passed away last week at age 81. Born in Germany, he left his home country as a young man in 1956 to start a new life with his devoted wife and first son Peter. Within a year of arriving in Canada, Erich began what would be a lifelong career as a boat builder. He was at the forefront of the yachting industry in the 1960s and 70s as one of the founding partners of C & C Yachts. Through hard work, Erich was fortunate enough to be able to retire at an early age and spent many years enjoying life and traveling. For his complete obituary, click here.