Last Updated on September 3, 2023, 3:20 pm
One of the most benevolent performance boaters in the world, Canadian Gregg Rosen, reportedly passed away tragically following a marine collision on the St. Lawrence River on Saturday morning west of Brockville, Ontario. Greg was 64 years old at the time of his death.
The tragic news quickly went viral across Canada, the United States, and other parts of the world after Ontario Provincial Police verified that one individual had sadly lost his life in a boat crash on the St. Lawrence River close to Brockville, Ontario.
However, according to eyewitnesses at the scene, a woman on Rosen’s 39-foot MTI catamaran had received critical wounds. By Saturday night, the inquiry was still ongoing. A second person was also sent to the hospital due to the collision.
Gregg Rosen was a well-known and extraordinarily kind performance boater from Canada. The provincial police had not yet made an official announcement about any further victims or passengers involved in the tragedy as of the time this information was being provided.
“After losing one of its fearless captains, Gregg Rosen, in a watercraft accident on the St. Lawrence River this morning, the Aqua-Mania G3 Racing team will never be the same.”
Thoughts and condolences to Greg’s family, colleagues, and community, his funeral and burial services have not been disclosed.
Gregg Rosen, the proprietor of Kimco Steel Sales, Ltd., a Kingston, Ontario-based company, is well-known in high-speed boat racing. He became famous due to his ownership of the Aqua-Mania G3 Racing team, which he shared with Rick Merola, a New York marine store co-owner.
Rosen had a reputation for being a cheerful, amiable man who enjoyed himself. He frequently participated in Poker runs and boating competitions where competitors steer their craft along a predetermined course while stopping at various locations to gather playing cards.
According to Ken Lalonde, one of the event’s organizers, he was the famous 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run’s most prominent financial supporter in Clayton, New York. These runs occurred in his local Kingston waterway and numerous other places across the nation.
He became a well-liked character in the performance boat world thanks to his passion for boating and active participation in these events. Prayers for him, Rest in Peace Gregg Rosen.
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