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Budget a priority for concise refit invoices

Myriad factors must be balanced when a yacht captain manages a refit, and chief among them is the budget. Once a scope of work is approved and a budget …

From the Bridge: Captains aim for prevention with medical care at home

By Dorie Cox Several yacht captains were busy with medical appointments (one was in a doctor’s waiting room) when we connected with attendees to this …

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 Triton wondered how …

Hiring yacht crew challenges captains

Hiring crew is one of yachting’s biggest challenges, according to some captains. They aim to pick the right candidates, but often misinformation and …

Top 10 best owner traits: Trust, recognize and don’t make captains break laws

By Dorie Cox The world of yachting strives for perfection. But yacht captains said there are a few things that make it easier to accomplish. During the monthly …

Women just do their jobs in yachting; rooming, agencies and hiring could improve

When we decided to gather a group of women for a Triton From the Bridge lunch, it sounded like a great idea, but as soon as we all sat down, one of our guests …

Like it or not, guns often onboard yachts

By Dorie Cox The recent arrest of a yacht owner with an unpermitted gun in New York prompted questions about firearms in yachting. We presented the topic to …

From cheap sunglasses to mandatory safety glasses, eyewear a priority

From sun and safety glasses to binoculars and night vision glasses, yacht captains consider their eyesight a primary tool and work hard to protect it. …

From the Bridge – Ending relationships on good note a worthy goal

From yacht crew put off at the dock to heartbroken owners, yacht captains see their share of yachting relationships end. Here are some lessons learned from …

Security issues diverse; prevention is the best course

From a personal bodyguard for a yacht owner to a photo-seeker trespassing on board, yacht captains deal with an array of security issues. The level of …

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PBIBS17: European builders increase presence in Palm Beach

PBIBS17: European builders increase presence in Palm Beach

By Dorie Cox The 32nd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show weathered several squalls on opening day. The first that hit about an …

PBIBS17: Show opens under stormy skies

PBIBS17: Show opens under stormy skies

Yacht crew made the best of a wet and windy opening day for the 32nd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show. Photos by Dorie

New restrictions to affect travelers to U.S., UK from eight countries

New restrictions to affect travelers to U.S., UK from eight countries

By Dorie Cox New restrictions on airplane travel to the United States and United Kingdom from several countries in the Middle East may …

General manager at Miami Beach Marina, Jorge Kates, dies

General manager at Miami Beach Marina, Jorge Kates, dies

By Dorie Cox Jorge E. Kates, general manager of Miami Beach Marina (MBM), died March 18 at home in Miami. He was 63. "He was the face …