The Triton

Editor’s Notebook

Play with boats and yachts? Yes, and we’re lucky

Press releases tell us that the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest boat show on the planet. Global and American launches debut here. …

USCG seeks input to change rules about New River railroad bridge

Update for Nov. 11 : The USCG had originally scheduled similar public comment meetings, but so many people wanted to give verbal comments that it had to cancel …

Brokers, owner say reality show hasn’t hurt charter business

As the yachting reality television show “Below Deck” spun out of control in mid-September – and I finally gave up trying to find the benefit in it to …

Stained pillow, guest antics push me over the reality edge

I can’t watch “Below Deck” anymore. I figured it was part of my job to know what’s going on in the yachting industry and stay abreast of the …

The more things change the more we look the same

The Triton turns 10 years old this month. Like most yacht crew, we’ve been a lot of places, a bunch of them over and over again, and had some memorable …

It takes captains to enlighten about yachts

Like many yacht captains, Capt. Keith Moore of the 190-foot M/Y Lady Sheridan lives in Ft. Lauderdale. Whenever he can, he docks the yacht here. Last month, he …

The outcome of the red-dyed fuel issue

Remember those yachts that were fined last summer in Kiel, Germany, for having red-dyed fuel in their tanks? I caught up with one of them recently and found …

Editor’s Picks

Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

By Dorie Cox Shipyard owners, towing and repair companies, and other marine businesses will go before a judge later this month to stop …

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

From quarrels between cabin mates to squabbles over a task, yacht crew occasionally have an issue onboard. Apart from firing someone, The …

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

I have written much in these pages over the past year concerning the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention. And I am compelled to …

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

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, …

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