The Triton

About Us

Mission statement: To be the voice of the community of people who earn their living working on yachts. To give captains and crews the information they need to help them run their boats and manage their careers. To help our advertisers better market their businesses to these yachting professionals. To treat our readers, customers and each other with kindness and respect.

History: The Triton is a monthly newspaper for the people who earn their living working on luxury yachts. It was first published in April 2004. Based in Fort Lauderdale, it remains one of the only independent yachting publications in the industry today.

Triton is a Greek sea god, the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite. He is often seen as a merman: a man from the waist up, a fish from the waist down. Triton had the power to calm or rile the seas by blowing his conch horn. We liked that as a metaphor for what the best newspapers can do: to deliver news that will dispel rumors and encourage discussion on the issues and trends yacht captains and crew face.

Editor’s Picks

MarineMax acquires NJ

MarineMax acquires NJ

Clearwater, Florida-based MarineMax has acquired Fort Lauderdale-based brokerage firm Northrop & Johnson, a 71-year-old company that …

RPM Diesel owner dies

RPM Diesel owner dies

By Lucy Chabot Reed Joe Rubano, owner of Fort Lauderdale-based RPM Diesel Engine Co. and Diesel Services of America, died at his home …

Living with a sub: A yacht captain’s reflections as a sub pilot

Living with a sub: A yacht captain’s reflections as a sub pilot

By Lucy Chabot Reed Capt. Les Annan didn’t think his musings about working and living with a submarine would generate much interest. …

Fire destroys Sunseeker in Bahamas

Fire destroys Sunseeker in Bahamas

M/Y Vanish, a Sunseeker thought to be about 65 feet, caught fire and was destroyed today at Valentines Marina on Harbour Island in the …

Events

Triton April 2020 Issue

Featured Galleries

  • Northern Europe offers memorable cruising grounds
  • Transport ship departs Palma after ballast incident
  • Crew use COVID downtime to make a difference
  • Captain takes a moment to look ahead
  • Yacht yard gets busy as COVID quiet wears off
  • LMC tenants pull together to help first responders
  • Top Shelf: Pig roast tops off trip to Papua New Guinea
  • March networking draws in yacht industry with Sirocco
  • Triton networks with Lewis Marine
  • Miami20: Cooling off under the tents at Miami show

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