The Triton

Owner’s View

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 …

Owners don’t want to hear ‘no’; try ‘yes but…’

Owners of big boats are not generally known to enjoy hearing the word no from anyone. The income required to support our yachting habit is often concurrent …

Diverse knowledge, special skills attractive to yacht captains

Ft. Lauderdale’s boat show was awesome. I met lots of new people, toured many great boats and reconnected with old friends and crew, as always. There were …

Dress the part, smile and welcome all to greatest show on earth

This month, captains and crew will have their greatest career opportunity of 2015: attending the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Crew who are not near …

Owner’s gain, crew’s pain when yacht tenders towed

In 30 years of big boating, I had never towed a tender until last season. Now that I have done it, I will not go back to little blow-up boats. (I used to call …

Spiff for sale should come from owner, not broker

I read the recent article discussing captain/broker relationships with great interest. [Triton Survey, July issue] Owners have a slightly different view from …

Proactively offer solutions for yacht captain and owner

As a family man, I value time with my kids. They will be grown and off on their own too soon. People say that, but it’s really true. Once they are off to …

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Veteran captain Jack Maguire dies

Veteran captain Jack Maguire dies

UPDATED Capt. Jack Maguire, veteran yacht captain and placement agent at Crewfinders International, died on June 23 as a result of …

Smaller yachts can skip MI inspection

Smaller yachts can skip MI inspection

Private yachts between 12m and 24m and less than 20 years of age are no longer required to undergo a pre-registration inspection to fly the …

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

By Dorie Cox Capt. Ryan O’Meara loved the water, his yacht crew, and his work on M/Y Pipe Dream, a 112-foot Westport. He was in the …

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

A lifetime of experiences on land and at sea culminate as Capt. Grant Maughan summits Mount Everest in May. By Dorie Cox Capt. Grant …

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