Ian Tibby has passed on, released from a body that was failing him. But his presence will always be felt by those that depend on his engine rooms, as well as the family he left behind at Circa.
Ian’s technical skills were superb, he was thorough, the best at laying out an engine room. Throughout his 28 years at Circa, he was the one everyone, professional and layman alike, turned to for advice when difficult questions arose.
If you were an owner looking for suggestions on the best inventory of spare parts, Ian was your man.
If you knew Ian well enough to get below his taciturn exterior, he was warm, even loving. He had little use for those who tried to BS their way through technical issues, but was quick to work with those who sought his help. Ian didn’t say a lot, he wasn’t one to waste time in idle chatter. If you asked him a question there was always a pause while he considered the best answer.
He was, and continues to be, an inspiration for thoroughness and thoughtfulness.
We feel privileged to have known and worked with Ian Tibby.