The Triton

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Clarify the reality of life as crew to best manage job expectations

Every year many new crew enter the megayacht industry. After one year, only a small percentage remain. Why are so many gone so quickly? The simple answer is …

New deck crew build future course by course

The question we most often hear from people new to yachting is, “What training do I need?” The answer is rarely a simple one. Welcome to the yachting …

Levels of security awareness mean training, certificates for some crew

Despite our efforts, the world is seemingly less safe, less secure. Hence, our land- and sea-based careers all mandate ever-increasing security training and …

Large ticket doesn’t preclude need certificate to drive tender

The International Certificate of Competency (ICC), properly known as the International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft, has become the accepted …

Crew to document five courses within five years for STCW

The Manila Amendments bring significant changes for all seafarers, specifically the requirement to update certain elements of the mandatory STCW Basic Safety …

Plan ahead to complete the Efficient Deck Hand for Officer of Watch

Now more than ever, you must plan ahead if your goal is to become an Officer of the Watch (OOW). Because of recent regulatory changes, Efficient Deck Hand …

Knowledge, impression and preparation key to pass your MCA oral exam

Finally, the day has come. You are moments away from stepping into a room with an MCA examiner to take your officer of the watch (OOW), chief mate or master …

Operators of today’s superyacht super tenders need training, too

Long gone are the days of running passengers back and forth to the yacht in a 10-foot Achilles tender coupled to a motor-steered 30hp outboard. Our larger and …

Celestial navigation: Lost art or missing skill?

Every navigator knows where the yacht is leaving from and where it is going. It is the bit in between — figuring out where a vessel is in relation to its …

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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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