Christopher Taylor, 46

May 1, 1972 - Feb. 1, 2019
Christopher Taylor, 46, May 1, 1972 - Feb. 1, 2019

Christopher Stuart Taylor, a boat builder who most recently worked at Three Mile Harbor Marina in East Hampton, died of a heart attack on Feb. 1 at Southampton Hospital. He was 46. 

Mr. Taylor attended Union County College in New Jersey for a time, but was drawn to the water and left to move to Buell Lane in East Hampton. 

Here he worked in residential construction and renovations until 2003, when he shifted to boat building, inspired, perhaps, by an uncle, David Clark, who was a boat builder in Rhode Island. He was also close with two other uncles, Paul Harvey and Bruce Harvey, who were commercial fishermen in Rhode Island. 

At Coecles Harbor Marina on Shelter Island, he built motor yachts, some as large as 57 feet. He started working for Three Mile Harbor Marina in 2017, and kept his own boat there, a 24-foot Jones center console. He enjoyed both rod and fly-fishing. 

Born on May 1, 1972, in Livingston, N.J., to Jeffrey Stuart Taylor and the former Linda Harvey, he grew up in Chatham Township, N.J., and graduated from high school there. 

Mr. Taylor is survived by his mother, who lives in East Hampton, a brother, Jonathan Taylor of Hamburg, N.J., and a niece and a nephew. 

Services were private. His family has suggested memorial contributions to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton, at stlukeseasthampton.org.