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About Lucy Chabot Reed

Lucy Chabot Reed is publisher and founding editor of The Triton.

South Florida excluded from state reopening plan

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced yesterday that while most of the state will begin reopening Monday, South Florida will remain under lockdown. Outside of …

Yacht chef shares skills, humor in daily videos

By Lucy Chabot Reed Chef Brennan Dates has created Quarantine Kitchen, short videos of anything food related he feels like discussing — except recipes …

Triton Survey: Most captains, crew still employed

By Lucy Chabot Reed While the COVID-19 pandemic has paused the yachting industry during one of its busiest seasons, about 70% of captains who responded to a …

Former crew feed crew, give back

By Lucy Chabot Reed Two former yacht crew who started a catering business in South Florida years ago have shifted their focus during the pandemic as events …

Longtime president of yacht yard Merrill-Stevens dies

By Lucy Chabot Reed An icon of the South Florida shipyard and brokerage industry died on Sunday, April 5. Fred Kirtland, previously president and general …

Fort Lauderdale requires face covering

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis issued an Emergency Declaration today requiring people to wear a face covering in the city of Fort Lauderdale when inside …

Yacht captain missing from own boat

Capt. Bob Peel, a longtime yacht captain, has gone missing. Living and cruising aboard his personal vessel, the 54-foot (16.5m) S/Y Kalayaan (MMSI:232019710), …

Brokers expect yachting to bounce back quickly

By Lucy Chabot Reed Expect the yachting industry to bounce back quickly when the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted, according to a panel discussion …

Captain urges all crew to follow COVID rules; virus spreads without knowing

By Lucy Chabot Reed The captain of a 130-foot Westport docked at a marina in South Florida called this week to express concern at what he has seen on the …

PBIBS20: Rescheduled Palm Beach show ‘postponed’ again

Informa, producers of the Palm Beach International Boat Show, announced this afternoon that the show has been postponed “until further notice”. Originally …

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Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

Story and photos by Tom Serio He’s a big guy, with a big voice, and with big miles under his keel. Now he has big goals. Capt. …

Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller As is the case with owners of yachts, I have found it difficult to describe an average captain of a …

Ocean plastic removal program gets grant

Ocean plastic removal program gets grant

Photos by Lockhart Maclean Fort Lauderdale-based Mission Resolve Foundation has gifted Ocean Voyages Institute $25,000 as a challenge …

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 …

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