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Dorie Cox is editor of The Triton.

Yacht on the rocks in Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale

By Dorie Cox M/Y Dream On, a 105-foot (32m) Leopard, was reported aground at about 12:15 p.m. on June 4 inside Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The yacht …

Judge denies request to lower $70 million rape award

A Broward County judge denied a yacht owner’s request to reduce the $70.56 million award granted to a former yacht crew after she was raped onboard the …

From the Bridge: Down with salaries, experience; up with regulations, connection

Individual comments are not attributed to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying photograph. Captains who make …

Capt. Kerry “KP” Piesch dies in Vancouver

Capt. Kerry “KP” Piesch died on May 16 in Vancouver, B.C. The cause of death is pending, but officials said it was probably due to cardiovascular …

Small boats burned in fire at Bahia Mar

A houseboat about 40 feet in length and two small electric tour boats burned on Monday (May 28) at Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lauderdale, according to Dockmaster …

Charities looking for a few good boats (and captains, too)

By Dorie Cox A couple of charities in South Florida are looking for a few more boats and captains to volunteer for a fishing event for people in need in South …

South African found dead in room at Atlantis in The Bahamas

Carla Van Eeden was found dead in a hotel room at Atlantis on Paradise Island in The Bahamas on May 18. She was 25. The incident, reported as a suicide, is …

Boat restorer Michael Grimes dies

Longtime Fort Lauderdale boat restorer Michael Grimes died May 24 after a respiratory illness. He was 77. Mr. Grimes was an independent contractor that worked …

Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

By Dorie Cox Yachts and their crew spend tens of millions of dollars on refits, maintenance and repairs, as well as provisions, accommodations and services in …

Captain of M/Y Bravo Zulu, M/Y Independence, Greg Mitchell dies

By Dorie Cox Capt. Greg Mitchell, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died at his home in The Villages, Florida, on Dec. 25 following an extended illness. He …

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Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

By Dorie Cox Capt. Ryan O’Meara loved the water, his yacht crew, and his work on M/Y Pipe Dream, a 112-foot Westport. He was in the …

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

A lifetime of experiences on land and at sea culminate as Capt. Grant Maughan summits Mount Everest in May. By Dorie Cox Capt. Grant …

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

By Lucy Chabot Reed The four-member crew of M/Y Sensation, a 112 Westport, took the vessel from Fort Lauderdale to Nashville, Tennessee, …

Renovation plans for Pier 66, The Sails take a step forward

Renovation plans for Pier 66, The Sails take a step forward

By a vote of 4-1, Fort Lauderdale city commissioners last night approved a development agreement with Tavistock Development Company, owners …

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