The Triton

Crew Coach

Negative self-talk can keep us emotionally aground

Last month, I offered some tips for moving forward after getting let go at work. Then an interesting thing happened. Just after writing that column, before it …

You have been let go, now what? Accept, learn and move forward

It seems like there is plenty written about obtaining positions and performing your best onboard but what about when it just doesn’t work out? What happens …

Take time to understand each other to help great team dynamic flow

Speaking to a coaching client recently, we started talking about the challenges of working aboard yachts. We ended up pretty much agreeing that the biggest …

The attitudes of each of us fills the collective soul of yachting

The word soul and the concept of a soul can conjure up many meanings and thoughts, depending on where you’re coming from with it. Certainly, all the …

Some thoughts about re-entering the yachting industry

I have written in this space in previous editions about thoughts for those entering the yachting world, and about veteran captains and crew staying and going. …

Are you in the yachting profession for the love of it, the money or both?

“The most beautiful fate, the most wonderful good fortune that can happen to any human being, is to be paid for doing that which he passionately loves to …

Springtime can be a good time for a personal haul out

The arrival of April signals the arrival of spring. In many areas there are signs of new growth. Trees start to bud and new plant life begins to push up …

Energy drains can affect performance

I had a coaching client recently start a session stating that she felt completely drained, emotionally, physically drained. A great discussion ensued about …

Boat shows an opportunity for connections

I recently wrote a column about how boat shows can be a challenging, stressful or possibly boring time for captains and crew working them. But they also are an …

Uncertainty is here to stay in the life of yacht crew

I recently had a conversation with a crew member of a private yacht who was having some difficulty with the yacht’s unclear itinerary. When she spoke with …

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Victoria International Marina opens for yachts this summer

Victoria International Marina opens for yachts this summer

After more than 30 years in the making, the $17.8 million (24 million Canadian dollars) Victoria International Marina is on track to …

NY marina now ready for megayachts

NY marina now ready for megayachts

Large yachts headed to New England this summer can now call on Danfords Marina in Port Jefferson, N.Y. The recently renovated marina now …

It’s all in the family for RPM’s Rubano

It’s all in the family for RPM’s Rubano

By Dorie Cox Every day, Joseph J. "Joe" Rubano scrolls through his online calendar list of 63 employees to see who has a birthday or …

Owner’s View: Text on your own time

Owner’s View: Text on your own time

Owner's View: by Peter Herm This article is about the now ubiquitous smartphone and the crew management challenges it creates. The …