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About Lucy Chabot Reed

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

LY3 includes changes for crew

The latest update of the Large Yacht Code was presented last night in a panel discussion with training professionals at the annual Professional Yachting …

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 …

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 …

SeaKeepers honors Prince Albert II

By Lucy Chabot Reed In a quiet ceremony overlooking the 20th annual Monaco Yacht Show, punctuated by the blaring of the Queen Mary 2’s horns, H.S.H. Prince …

Editor’s Picks

Yachts face new block for travel to Cuba

Yachts face new block for travel to Cuba

By Dorie Cox The U.S. Department of the Treasury on June 5 removed authorization for “group people-to-people” educational travel to …

BVI’s Willy T can return to original anchorage

BVI’s Willy T can return to original anchorage

On July 1, the iconic Willy T floating restaurant and bar will be allowed to return to its original location anchored off The Bight near …

Oh, the places yachting takes you

Oh, the places yachting takes you

By Katie Hunt Waking up at 5 a.m. isn’t unfamiliar to many of us yacht crew working in this fast-paced industry. So, as I walk into …

Top Shelf: Antigua lobster case in point for buying local

Top Shelf: Antigua lobster case in point for buying local

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald One of the biggest expenditures during a week-long or 10-day charter is the caviar and lobsters. And …

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