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About Lucy Chabot Reed

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

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 …

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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