Noted boating writer dies

AUSTIN, Texas – Dave Kelley, a senior editor at Boating World magazine, died suddenly while jogging near his home Thursday. He was 43. No details for a memorial have been made public yet.

Kelley was a seven-time Boating Writers International award winner for his work at Boating World and Boating Life. His work as a marine journalist led to the writing and publication of his book, “Living & Working Onboard,” in 2003.

A writer of wide-ranging interests and ability, Kelley wrote extensively about recreational astronomy, beer, golf and travel in addition to boating. His work appeared in numerous magazines ranging from Cabin Life to Robb Report.

“Although at Boating World we highly valued his entertaining, informative and irreverent style of writing, we will miss him most as a friend,” said Alan Jones, the magazine’s executive editor.

Kelley lived in Austin with his wife, Carey Elder Kelley. Many of his writings can be found on his Web site.

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