Welcome (back) to the Triton! We are very honored that David and Lucy Reed decided to pass on the Triton baton to Kevin and I as they move on to their next phase of life.
Why us, and who are we to take on such a venture? For those who do not know us, Kevin and I have been in the marine industry for a long time. But we’re not saying how long!! I was president of Rybovich for 20 years until my family passed that baton on to the Huizenga family in 2005. From there, I ran Broward Yachts for a couple of years before partnering to co-develop the first phase of Marina Pez Vela in Costa Rica. For several years, I have been a partner at Saunders Yachtworks and doing a lot of marine industry advisory projects. Over the past few years, Kevin and I joined forces to start US Marina Group, a marina management and advisory company.
After a career of operating resort hotels, Kevin was recruited by Wayne Huizenga Sr. to operate the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. During his tenure, he redesigned the marina to meet the demands of the emerging mega and superyacht market. His design included improvements that enabled the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to become the world’s largest show. He went on to join the Blackstone Group, overseeing eight marina resorts from Florida to the Caribbean. He also rebuilt Pier 66 marina and, most recently, worked on the design of the new Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina on Paradise Island, Bahamas.
The relationship with Triton goes way back for both of us, but for Kevin, it goes back to Day 1 in 2004, when he met Lucy on the docks at Bahia Mar. She had her baby in a backpack and was visiting the renowned vessel Big Eagle for her new yacht crew magazine. That was the start of a long-term friendship that ultimately led to our acquisition. So why now a magazine? We both have a strong passion for the yacht industry, and we are fully committed to having Triton be the ongoing platform to educate, inform, and entertain captains and crew. While it’s a lot of hard work, it’s also fun! We plan to bring back the popular networking and expo events at
the beginning of the year, and we’ll continue to offer plenty of ways to keep you updated on all things yachting- and crew-related, both online and in print. We have built a great team to bring all of this to you, and we have more to come!
Welcome (back) to Triton! It should be a great ride for all of us!!