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Dorie Cox is editor of The Triton.

Innovator’s inspiration spurs on others

Donald T. Govan inspires his staff from the time he arrives at Spurs until he packs up his iPad and heads off to exercise after work. The 80 year-old tried to …

Swipe to drive: Yachting’s future is today.

Last month, the most modern access to a yacht’s systems was with two fingers on an iPad. This month it’s swiping gestures across a completely glass …

Stew’s service not just for charter guests

Last year, Chief Stew Jodi Samuel signed up for a volunteer project in Africa. She asked her 400 Facebook friends to donate money to her cause. But no one did. …

Stirling-Perkins is a blend

Lizabeth Anne Stirling-Perkins is a yacht chef who paints. But she’s also an artist who cooks. There is no separating her from either. As a freelance chef, …

Derecktor installs 820-ton lift

Derecktor of Florida began construction of a new 820 metric ton (900 short ton) mobile boat hoist in July. The new lift will accommodate vessels nearly 200 …

How captains hire in the yachting industry

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Today’s crew share personal information up front on their CVs. Prominent are their color photographs, nationalities, …

Spark goes out in South Florida yacht industry

When William Ward Eshleman was born in 1915, boats passed through a small, man-made cut to the Atlantic Ocean from Ft. Lauderdale, a town of about 3,000 …

Battling kidney disease, Amy Beavers finds life at MPT

Originally published October 3, 2011 By Dorie Cox Amy Beavers is surrounded by most of the things that are important to her when she’s at work at …

From the Bridge: Yacht accidents leave a mark on captains’ careers

By Dorie Cox Yacht captains often are fired after the yacht they run is involved in a crash, fire or sinking. At this month’s Triton From the Bridge …

Jetpack flies onto yacht charter scene

Now humans can fly solo over the sea with little more than a bathing suit and a jetpack. And with the Jetlev R200, a futuristic water-powered craft, yacht …

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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

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Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

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