The Triton

Peter Herm

Peter Herm is the pen name for a real yacht owner who is an entrepreneur based on the East Coast of the U.S. It comes from Pieter Harmensz, original owner of the oldest known stock certificate in 1606, issued for a Dutch company with the largest shipping fleet in the world. Comments on this column are welcome at editor@the-triton.com.

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Owner’s View: Are crew and brokers friends, enemies or both?

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm Captains, crew and yacht brokers have a complex relationship. I don’t pretend to understand all of the intricacies and …

Owner’s View: Those who keep their word few, far between

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm Early in my career, I worked on the floor of a major financial exchange. This was an eye-opening experience to a teenager whose …

Owner’s View: Here’s why I love my crew so much

Owner’s View: Peter Herm In reading some of the appreciated comments on my columns online, it dawned on me that some crew must be sharing The Triton with …

Owner’s View: Fire early and quit often

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm I am old, fat and have high mileage. Like a used car, it is not the age, it is the experience. With my 300,000-plus miles, I …

Owner’s View: Answers to some pressing questions

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm The Monaco show was awesome. You should have been there. I went to the first one 26 years ago. They just get bigger and …

Owner’s View: Lesson learned from Irma: Insurance doesn’t replace skill

By Peter Herm Hurricane Irma taught me some new lessons. I learned there are basically two types of preparation strategies: one counting on insurance; the …

Owner’s View: Great contractors, like great crew, are the ones you can count on

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm My 2004 Suburban has 184,000 miles and was last washed in 2006. When it breaks, it gets fixed; otherwise, it gets used daily. …

Owner’s View: Captain wanted, perhaps couple?

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm No, I am not replacing my captain or crew. They are awesome. But, it is time for a new boat on this side of the pond. I love …

Owner’s View: Text on your own time

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm This article is about the now ubiquitous smartphone and the crew management challenges it creates. The editors were kind …

Owner’s View: Help guests enjoy, understand big boating

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm One of the highest and best uses of our boat is to allow our family, friends, employees and business associates to use it in …

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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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