Triton survey: Do you get seasick?

Nov 27, 2012 by Guest Writer

Since they work onboard boats, we asked crew at the show if they get seasick. The majority of them said no, they do not get sick. But then several admitted to it once or twice in extreme circumstances.
For the results we counted crew that often get seasick in the yes category. Crew that had been sick once went to the no category. PHOTOS AND STATS/DORIE COX

Deck Steve Berry
M/Y Montrevel
121-foot Chantiers
No, I haven’t and I hope not to. Well, at STCW training in the life raft, I certainly felt it.


Mate Jake Griffith
125-foot Northcoast
I have definitely been seasick. No stabilizers and no a/c in the crew quarters. If you haven’t been sick, you haven’t been to sea. Fingers crossed for future.


Stew Rosa Ramirez
M/Y Bri
141-foot Christensen
Yes, in the past in rough seas. I take Bonine pills.


Mate Jeremy Greenhalgh
M/Y Bri
141-foot Christensen
I do, on a lot of the smaller vessels in swells, in the rough, rough seas.


2nd Eng. Robin Friaz
M/Y Just Enough
140-foot Custom
No. What’s that? Really, I did once, everyone does.


Chief stew Jennifer Fallon
M/Y Missing Link
112-foot Westport
No, very rarely. I eat tons of oyster crackers, that seems to help me. It could be mental, I’m not sure.


Capt. Woody Kitney
M/Y Trevia
112-foot Broward
Everyone gets sick. To prevent, don’t drink too much, keep active and keep your mind off it. It has most to do with how you feel, what you’re eating and drinking and the different movements onboard.


Capt. Mark Rose-Innes
M/Y Far Horizon
95 Cheoy Lee
No. To stop seasickness? We shout and tell them to stop. Give them two Sturgeron and put them under the couch cushions.


Capt. Madison Glass
M/Y Adventure Us
82-foot Hargrave
I don’t, I’m part Norwegian. The rougher, the better, when you open the cabinet and the china is broken rough. To help, sip ginger ale, stay outside and look at the horizon.


First mate Ken DiPasquale
S/Y Sea Diamond
92-foot Philipe Rhodes
No, never. For others I recommend get fresh air and look at the horizon.


Mate Adrian Foulkes
M/Y Unforgettable
100-foot Inace
If you spend enough time at sea, you get sick. There’s a wave out there for everyone. The best cure is to sit under a tree.


Mate Ryan McFadden
M/Y Chosen One
120 Intermarine
Never, even eight years in the Navy. We would torture people in the Navy, we carried a garbage bag and just kept tying it off after each sick person. We would hang swinging tennis balls, but it’s not the case with yachting.


Capt. Ross DeMay
M/Y Prestige Lady
110-foot Westship
Yes, I get seasick when others get sick and with diesel fumes. But then I throw up one time and I’m good to go. I’ve made thousands of women sick, I ran a casino boat.


Jon Seethoff
M/Y Besame
100-foot Northstar
Two times. Once when I had to dive on the boat in the North Sea and once on a delivery north from Cabo and diesel fumes were flooding the bridge.


Freelance Tracy Gunn
M/Y Perspicaz
86-foot Marlowe
I only get motion sickness when I’m on a camel. I rode one on my 30th birthday in Tunisia and the movement made me sick. My husband doesn’t get sick, but he takes great delight in eating things like pickled octopus in front of new crew who do.