Eight Bells: Vince Morvillo

Published on May 20th, 2021

Vince Morvillo, husband, father, businessman and champion sailor died peacefully on May 16, 2021 in Houston, Texas. He was 75.

As a blind teenager growing up in Rhode Island, Vince focused on his special abilities. As president of Sea Lake Yacht Sales of Texas, Vince led a successful team in business with a reputation of strong ethical standards.

He was a Certified Professional Yacht Broker, a founding member of the Marine Edge peer review professional organization and served as national president of the Yacht Broker’s Association of America. Later in life Vince enjoyed his career as a motivational speaker.

As a competitive sailor, Vince progressed from a Gold Medal at the World Blind Sailing Championship to a National Championship in the Ensign Class, competing against sighted sailors.

When he was not working or sailing, Vince enjoyed speaking to corporations and families about caring for or working with the disabled.

Vince Morvillo certainly earned his “end of watch”.

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