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From the Bridge: Frugal captains scrimp, would splurge more on yacht

By Dorie Cox When captains look at a yacht, they see line items in a large budget. From the first cup of coffee in the morning, many are preoccupied with …

From the Bridge: Cybersecurity risks just part of captain’s job

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox The view from the 128-foot M/V Grand Floridian in the center of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show overlooked hundreds …

From the Bridge: Dockage, skilled workers, invested crew top yacht captains’ wish lists

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox As yachts grow in size and scope, so do captains’ wish lists. To learn more about their hopes for a better future in …

From the Bridge: Captains share surprises, concerns and tools of hurricane prep

From the Bridge By Dorie Cox Many yacht captains in Fort Lauderdale prepared for a Category 5 hurricane early last month. After first landfall in the Caribbean …

From the Bridge: Captains balance compassion, duty when crew die

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox The death of a yacht crew member is not a topic most people want to discuss over lunch, but recent obituaries spurred the …

From the Bridge: Training, tales, threats reinforce safety

By Dorie Cox Several yachting-related accidents were in the news right before The Triton’s latest From the Bridge lunch. A diver cleaning a yacht bottom was …

From the Bridge: Captains prefer experienced owners

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Some yacht owners are in it because of their love of boats. They have spent a lifetime on the water, steeped in yachting …

From the Bridge: Below Deck annoys, damages but doesn’t destroy industry

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox A reality show of yacht captains, crew and their guests on charter has been a big hit with TV viewers since 2013. But not as much …

From the Bridge: Non-drinkers left out of crew-bonding activities

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox A young crew member, new to the industry, was surprised to find many crew activities include cocktails. As a non-drinker, she …

From the Bridge: The heart of yachting is passion, lifestyle, people

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Yachting is a complex mix of owners, crew, money, travel and much more. A captain recently wondered if the essence of the …

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Yacht owners, representatives balance refit relationship

Yacht owners, representatives balance refit relationship

By Dorie Cox A yacht refit often begins as the owner’s dream and then grows to a plan that is defined by many factors, including what …

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

A brisk South Florida evening was the perfect setting for outdoor Triton networking with Culinary Convenience on the third Wednesday in …

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

As yachts age and yacht owners personalize them, the refit industry continues to grow. The third annual Refit International Exhibition …

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I've made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; …

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