The Triton

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Education, training, service are the foundation of every seafarer

The road to success in the superyacht industry is not always an easy one to navigate. Becoming an officer with navigational and management responsibilities is …

STCW code will enter full force soon, are you prepared?

As we quickly approach January 1, 2017, the Manila Amendments to the STCW Code will enter into full force by year’s end.  When it comes to licensing and …

Route allows crew to swap certifications

This year’s annual Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Instructor/Examiner conference, just held at Alexandra House in Swindon, UK from Jan. 29-31, ushers in a …

Climbing the ladder and flying through the ranks

What a great time to be in the yachting industry! Never before have there been this many megayachts plying the waterways of the world. As a result, there is a …

Training, certifications help bridge qualification gap for yacht crew

Nearly 10,000 yachts over 24m actively ply the world’s waterways. With such a large number, you would think it relatively simple to land a crew position on …

Complacency, overworking can lead to neglect of career management

I am sitting among more than 100 megayachts at the 2015 Antigua Yacht Show as I write this. A light breeze, 70-degree temperatures and blue skies remind me why …

Seagoing time and service not enough to fill education gaps

Working through the ranks as a crew member in the yachting industry is no easy feat. To do so successfully requires both seagoing service and education. Every …

Choosing a school just as important as choosing a course

On Sept. 24, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrated World Maritime Day. The theme this year was Maritime Education and Training in …

Crew face more responsibility, train for security, career, service

As yachts continue to grow in size and complexity (systems and regulatory), onboard training will become increasingly necessary to operate them safely and …

OK to get OOW in four years, if navigating, not just cleaning

Within the megayacht community, there is active debate about young crew members ascending the ladder to a captain’s position with alacrity. Basically, a …

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Editor’s Picks

Yacht ‘transcended money’ for Huizenga Sr.

Yacht ‘transcended money’ for Huizenga Sr.

By Dorie Cox Owning a yacht was not like H. Wayne Huizenga Sr.’s other ventures. The billionaire entrepreneur, who died March 22 at …

Yacht crew, industry rally to help injured Dayle Louwrens

Yacht crew, industry rally to help injured Dayle Louwrens

Yacht crew and industry colleagues have started a crowd-source funding page for Dayle Louwrens after she was hit by a car while on her …

R/V Petrel finds another WWII ship

R/V Petrel finds another WWII ship

The research team of yacht owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has found another World War II ship. According to Allen's website, …

Crowds ride into the night at Sunrise Harbor Marina 2018

Crowds ride into the night at Sunrise Harbor Marina 2018

Yacht captains and crew and professionals from the industry mingled over food and beverages at Sunrise Harbor Marina's annual appreciation …

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