Capt. Nick Ruiz shared his surprise catch while onboard the 1952 classic yacht M/Y Life Aquatic this autumn off the coast of Imperia in Italy. He caught the Mediterranean Long Billed Spearfish using a hand line, a rare catch these days because of longline commercial over-fishing in the area, he said. Capt. Ruiz works as a captain on classic and explorer yachts.
CAUSE FOR WATER: The M/Y Dorothea III crew is hoping to raise money to purchase and provide 100 clean water filtration systems or more to South Pacific island communities in need. According to Capt. John Crupi, second from right, filters are $50 and provide up to one million gallons of clean, filtered water. Pictured are the crew while anchored in Bora Bora, French Polynesia. Front row, Jamey Harrison, Catharine Nolan, Capt. John Crupi and Jenifer Mosley and back row, Josh Heather, Aaron Drake, Mike Torres, Dwayne Sinclair. They have received 23 donations so far, which have the potential to affect 10,000 people. To help make that number grow, see detail at forwater.co. PHOTO/COURTESY CAPT. JOHN CRUPI
Paul Haber of United Yacht Transport shared this photo of a load that left Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale early June.
“It was 24 boats on the massive M/V AAL Dalian going from Port Everglades to Victoria,” he said. “The feature boats were the 112-foot custom, 93-foot Moonan, 80-foot Techomar, 80-foot Ocean Alexander and 76-foot Lazzara.”
Capt James Pat Riherd stepped away from the helm of the 116-foot Lazzara M/Y Quisisana this summer as they were leaving the Statue of Liberty, making way for Manhattan, to snap this shot on his iPhone 6.
“I couldn’t resist trying to capture the beauty of Manhattan at night,” he said.
Weather does wonderful and frightening things. First Mate Seth Laws of the 90-foot Cheoy Lee M/Y T-Zero caught this summer storm on its way in Gloucester, Mass., with his Nikon D810. New to the charter market, T-Zero’s three-member crew have been exploring New England’s secrets to give their guests great summer memories.
Triton columnist and charter Chef Mark Godbeer shared this shot as he captured memories from a recent trip.