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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: Help guests enjoy, understand big boating

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm One of the highest and best uses of our boat is to allow our family, friends, employees and business associates to use it in …

Owner’s View: Best crew are expert local guides on, off the water

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm It is a given that a crew’s primary goal in life (OK, in their work life) is to make every boat guest’s experience …

Captains must earn the right to be treated like a CEO

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm Captains regularly bring up the issue of owners interfering in the management of the crew and the management of the boat in …

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 …

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Scuba diver dies in accident at Old Port Cove Marina

Scuba diver dies in accident at Old Port Cove Marina

A scuba diver was killed by a yacht propeller Tuesday morning at Old Port Cove Marina in North Palm Beach, Fla. The diver, identified Luis …

From the Bridge: Captains prefer experienced owners

From the Bridge: Captains prefer experienced owners

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Some yacht owners are in it because of their love of boats. They have spent a lifetime on the water, …

Motoryachts Renaissance, BW and Blue Moon named best in Newport competitions

Motoryachts Renaissance, BW and Blue Moon named best in Newport competitions

Chef Ian Gabbe of the 116-foot M/Y Renaissance won top honors in the Best Charter Yacht Chef competition during the Newport Charter Yacht …

Triton networks with United Yacht Transport

Triton networks with United Yacht Transport

About 175 captains, crew and industry professionals joined The Triton to network with United Yacht Transport on the first day of summer in …