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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 …

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 …

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Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Lady Sheridan, Invader for sale

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Lady Sheridan, Invader for sale

New in the sales fleet M/Y Lady Sheridan, a 190-foot (58m) Abeking & Rasmussen launched in 2007, listed jointly with Burgess and …

From atop a volcano to under the sea in St. Kitts

From atop a volcano to under the sea in St. Kitts

Story and photos by Chef Victoria Allman “Good job!” Hilton barked. Hilton “Like-the-Hotel” was the Rastafarian guide leading …

Chief engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen dies in an accident at home

Chief engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen dies in an accident at home

Chief Engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen died suddenly after he slipped and fell at his home in Honduras on Oct. 2. He was the chief …

Triton Expo 2017

Triton Expo 2017

The Fall Triton Expo brought together more than 750 captains, crew and industry professionals last night to network and meet with 42 …