The Triton

Boat Show News

A crew is more than one of its members

ADVERTISEMENT

It doesn’t matter if you’re a deckhand, a third stew, chief engineer, or captain. It doesn’t even matter if you work on a yacht. Good teams are always made up of the same elements.

When I worked on deck, I have to admit, there were times when I wasn’t a very good team player, when I wasn’t enthusiastic about what I was doing. There were times I didn’t always take the time to lend a helping hand, and there were times when I tried to force my views on my teammates.

I didn’t understand how important the personal components of effective teamwork factored into the success of everyone around me.

What I’ve since learned is that being an effective team member means turning a personal mindset into action. Being trustworthy, being enthusiastic, being helpful to others, being curious about my skill level and managing myself well are all personal traits that impact the team.

When you demonstrate these traits, you improve yourself and improve the effectiveness of your team.

 

Related Articles

What to expect when boarded by the U.S. Coast Guard

Although most yachts adhere to international, commercial or higher regulations they still must abide by local laws and may be inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard while in U.S. waters.Auxiliary vessels …

Rules of the Road: Prevalence of remote surveys prompts guidelines

Rules of the Road: Prevalence of remote surveys prompts guidelines

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Inspections and surveys on board a yacht are commonplace. These include visits by the flag administration, the classification society, insurance, and …

World is limitless for deck and stew

World is limitless for deck and stew

Many a yacht drama includes a deckhand, a stew and a boat. This one started on M/Y Limitless, the 316-foot Lurssen where Deckhand Jordan Wicht and Stew Desiree Golen met. But the set has changed. …

Triton Spotter in Dubai

Triton Spotter in Dubai

Tom Rowe of National Marine Suppliers, left, and Mike Yorston of Aere Marine Group, keep The Triton busy at the Dubai International Boat Show in late

Inmarsat opens third annual satcom survey for yacht captains, crew

Inmarsat opens third annual satcom survey for yacht captains, crew

Inmarsat, a global mobile satellite communications provider, has opened its third annual Superyacht Connectivity Survey to provide an assessment of satellite communications usage in the …

Camper and Nicholsons sells Vellmari and Cassiopeia

Camper and Nicholsons has recently sold the 128-foot (39m) M/Y Vellmari, the 105-foot (32m) M/Y Cassiopeia, and the 85-foot (26m) M/Y Hera-C built by the Dutch shipyard Cammenga.The brokerage has …

Comments

Editor’s Picks

ABM gives Bahamas update

ABM gives Bahamas update

Joe Dargavage, vice president of the Association of Bahamas Marinas, gave attendees of last week’s Triton Virtual Networking event an …

New lift coming together at Derecktor Fort Pierce

New lift coming together at Derecktor Fort Pierce

It’s happening, and it’s going to be big. That’s the sense one can get as they see the buildout of the new Derecktor Fort Pierce …

COVID, fires, lawsuits, obituaries among top stories of 2020

COVID, fires, lawsuits, obituaries among top stories of 2020

Yacht captains and crew -- as well as other yachting professionals -- found lots of news of interest on The-Triton.com last …

Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

At the beginning of this pandemic, I went into panic mode and pondered what my options were, seeing as I expected this to totally stall …

Events