Home Associations John B. Goulandris

John B. Goulandris

by admin
John B. Goulandris

John B. Goulandris

One of the greatest shipping personalities of Greek and international shipping, John B. Goulandris has just passed away. Herebelow is an announcement from the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee in London:

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of John B. Goulandris, who served as a Vice–Chairman of the Union of Greek Shipowners, and was a leading, well respected and much loved Member of the Greek Shipping Community in London.

The funeral service will be held on Monday 23th May 2016, at 11.00, at the church of Agioi Theodoroi of the 1st cemetery of Athens, while the burial will take place at Andros Island.


Akti Miaouli 85,
Piraeus 185 38.
Tel. 210 4290100
Fax: 210 4291115
E-mail: ops@gbgreece.gr

The family would prefer donations in lieu of flowers to:

The Association of Friends of Children with Cancer «ELPIDA».
Piraeus Bank
ΙΒΑΝ: GR95 0172 0170 0050 1700 5517 191
Tel. 0030 210 7757153

John B. Goulandris emanated from the Island of Andros, one of the biggest in the Cyclades. His career in the family shipping activities was one of the most admirable ones. A great benefactor for the Andriots he was also a great sailor. He loved sailing and lunched the Andros Sailing Race back in 1967. Big John as he was known will remain in the Pantheon, not only of the Andriots Shipowners but that of Planet Ocean too!  He will be greatly missed.

You may also like

1 comment

Richard Thompson May 30, 2016 - 8:15 PM

I never met “Big John” but we share a legacy. He had a racing sailboat built in Norway in 1961 and shipped to Cowes to race. It was an International One design class and he raced it successfully for many years there. He named the boat “Mighty Mo” after his daughter Violando whose nick name was “Mo”. The boat migrated to Edinburgh and I was fortunate enough to sail it there in the mid 1980’s in a regatta. In 2004 I saw an advert in Classic boat “Mighty Mo” for sale. I bought it and had it sent to Halifax Nova Scotia. I have been sailing her ever since and by the way winning many races. By chance there was another article in Classic Boat magazine and “Might Mo” was mentioned. A month or so later I got an email asking me if I was the owner of Mighty Mo and I said yes. The person that emailed me was the real “Mighty Mo” Mr. John’s daughter “Mo”!….We in fact met in Oxford where she lives and I cherish the fact that I have kept Mr. John’s boat named after his daughter sailing and racing as a small part of his legacy.


Leave a Comment