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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 …

From litigation to flags, captains relay perceptions about U.S. yachting

To find out how the world sees the United States of America in reference to yachting, we listened to yacht captains who talk to, and work with, a variety of …

From new to veteran, yacht captains make own choices for retirement

Older employees in most industries often have mandatory retirement ages and company pension plans. But for a recent gathering of yacht captains, it’s the …

Captains manage asset, owner during refit

When most people think of yachting, they image the iconic images of Caribbean waters, medieval coastal towns and five-star private dinners. A critical part of …

Veteran yacht captains say jobs hard to find

With age comes wisdom. And with time comes experience. But wisdom and experience don’t automatically bring jobs, as a group of yacht captains noted in our …

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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 …

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

By Lucy Chabot Reed The four-member crew of M/Y Sensation, a 112 Westport, took the vessel from Fort Lauderdale to Nashville, Tennessee, …

Renovation plans for Pier 66, The Sails take a step forward

Renovation plans for Pier 66, The Sails take a step forward

By a vote of 4-1, Fort Lauderdale city commissioners last night approved a development agreement with Tavistock Development Company, owners …

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