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About Lucy Chabot Reed

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

It’s attitude, not size, that shines

Capt. Takis Tsakos of the 45.7m M/Y Ionian Princess was honored as Charter Captain of the Year at Fraser’s annual awards ceremony last night. “All brokers …

Some buyers prefer the classics

When one thinks of the Monaco Yacht Show, one thinks of the newest, most state-of-the-art superyachts. Indeed, about 40 percent of the show’s exhibiting …

VAT rules change, still uncertain

By Lucy Chabot Reed If you think the VAT issues in Europe were confusing this summer, you aren’t alone. Even the guys paid to worry about this stuff are …

See if you manage your money as other crew do

  Queries from several crew members recently about paychecks got us wondering if there is an industry standard in how yacht crew are paid. These queries …

Reputations tell a story

As yachts begin to sell, the job market begins to shift with them. Several captains on long-term boats have seen their vessels sell, or face the prospect of …

How captains hire in the yachting industry

Today’s crew share personal information up front on their CVs. Prominent are their color photographs, nationalities, marital status and whether they have …

Triton survey: Summer plans

 We get press releases every day from sales brokers announcing another yacht has sold and celebrating another new-build contract being signed.  And …

The outcome of the red-dyed fuel issue

Remember those yachts that were fined last summer in Kiel, Germany, for having red-dyed fuel in their tanks? I caught up with one of them recently and found …

Two yachts fined tens of thousands for red fuel

By Lucy Chabot Reed Two megayachts have been boarded and fined thousands of dollars by German customs officers in Kiel for having red-tinted fuel in their …

Not afraid of frayed knots: Captain teaches rope skills to kids

Reposted from August 2008 It wasn’t meant to be a lecture on the lost art of marlinspike seamanship. But when a seasoned captain like Capt. Paul ‘Whale’ …

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Editor’s Picks

Engineer’s Angle: Corrosive forces unavoidable, but manageable

Engineer’s Angle: Corrosive forces unavoidable, but manageable

Engineer's Angle: by Rich Merhige Corrosion happens. On yachts, there’s a perfect storm of different metals, forces and particles that …

Triton networks with Alexseal

Triton networks with Alexseal

More than 200 yacht captains, crew and industry professionals joined us for Triton Networking tonight with Alexseal. Our guests enjoyed …

Culinary Waves: Yachting bears hard workers prepared for success

Culinary Waves: Yachting bears hard workers prepared for success

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mark Godbeer Yachting – my life for 15 years, a life I would not change for anything. I wouldn’t call …

Hurricane Florence drenches North Carolina

Hurricane Florence drenches North Carolina

Sept. 18, 11 a.m. North Carolina and parts of South Carolina continue to face rain and flooding after Hurricane Florence as the …

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