The Triton

Peter Herm

Peter Herm is the pen name for a real yacht owner who is an entrepreneur based on the East Coast of the U.S. It comes from Pieter Harmensz, original owner of the oldest known stock certificate in 1606, issued for a Dutch company with the largest shipping fleet in the world. Comments on this column are welcome at editor@the-triton.com.

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Owner’s View: Boat shows can build a crew member’s career

Owner’s View by Peter Herm As always, I am counting down the days until the start of the Miami Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach. It should be on every crew …

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

There are myriad reasons why owners choose to endure the significant cost of big-boat ownership. Some use their boats as a business tool, many as a way to keep …

There’s one more step after selling a boat: Take care of the crew

The goal of most of the exhibitors at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is to sell boats. From the anecdotal stories I heard during the show, this …

Even non-boat shows prove beneficial for making contacts, learning stuff

As readers may recall, I am a big believer that captains and crew should attend all of the major boat shows. I believe we learn things and meet people we will …

Update: Crew light on whines, heavy on plans, budgets, details

By Peter Herm In previous months, I have written about our crew inherited with the current boat in Europe. We got lucky. Over the past 15 months, we have …

Instead of under promising, try over delivering

As in any business, captains and crew are not in complete control of the outcomes of almost anything they do. They cannot control the weather, mechanical …

Navigate fine line of owner/crew communication

I find myself harping on communication constantly among owners and crew. A great crew/owner relationship is built on constant communication, but sometimes it …

Foster relationships for mutual trust during customization

Just as in all relationships, trust between owners and crew takes time and effort to develop. But once a mutually trusting relationship has been created, its …

Go ahead yacht captain and crew, please use my stuff

I met an experienced boat owner at the Palm Beach Show. As boat owners tend to do, we quickly got to the topic of crew. While we agreed on many aspects of boat …

Err on the side of caution: Bring lots of yacht spares and tools

Part of my goal in writing these musings on crew/owner relations is to provide tools to both so they might enhance their mutual relationships and …

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YMB17: Capt. Ted McCumber hired as commercial director of Feadship America

YMB17: Capt. Ted McCumber hired as commercial director of Feadship America

Dutch builder Feadship appointed Capt. Ted McCumber as commercial director of its America office, effective March 1. Capt. McCumber has …

Friends remember captain/engineer Badeau’s five decades in yachting

Friends remember captain/engineer Badeau’s five decades in yachting

By Dorie Cox Capt. Peter Weekes Badeau, who was as skilled in the engine room as in the wheelhouse, died on Feb. 6 at the Veterans …

Crew Coach: Age, experience make captains more desireable, not less

Crew Coach: Age, experience make captains more desireable, not less

Crew Coach by Capt. Rob Gannon A subject has come up recently with a couple of captains I have been working with in my coaching …

Owner’s View: Boat shows can build a crew member’s career

Owner’s View: Boat shows can build a crew member’s career

Owner’s View by Peter Herm As always, I am counting down the days until the start of the Miami Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach. It …

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