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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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 …

Benefits can outweigh headaches with right couple

Captains and crew are the most important piece of the big boating puzzle. They make or break the experience for owners every time. No matter how big or fancy a …

Owner cannot stand in the way between a yacht captain and crew

In the December From the Bridge captains lunch article, captains discussed the chain of command and the state of the crew pool in South Florida. I was struck …

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Bridge repair to close New River navigation in February

Bridge repair to close New River navigation in February

UPDATE Dec. 6 A planned repair of the railroad bridge in downtown Ft. Lauderdale will close navigation to the city's major shipyards for …

Hiring yacht crew challenges captains

Hiring yacht crew challenges captains

Hiring crew is one of yachting's biggest challenges, according to some captains. They aim to pick the right candidates, but often …

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

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 …

Government officers clarify policies for yachts in U.S. waters

The rules for yachts and crew in U.S. waters can all be found in written regulations, but there are often questions as to interpretation. …