Captains

Yacht transport in high demand, despite cargo competition

Yacht transport in high demand, despite cargo competition

Here are some pointers to keep in mind. Moving yachts across oceans via transport ships has certainly grown in popularity over the years. For new yachts, this may be the only alternative to get these boats to their owners. For...

Pelagic permits

Pelagic permits

Permits and catch reports can be processed online by NOAA Fisheries. NOAA Fisheries, also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce. It has five regional...

The Tech Edge

The Tech Edge

Up-to-date navigation charts and hi-res data offer well-connected anglers an advantage. It is no secret that fishermen are, well, secretive — and superstitious. So it should come as no surprise they will go to great lengths to...

Tow me tender, tow me sweet, never let me go

Tow me tender, tow me sweet, never let me go

Elvis Presley knew it: No one wants the pain of loss. Especially the loss of the yacht’s tender while under tow. Although rare, lost boats are just one incident that puts a damper on the towing relationship.

 ...

Getting the tow where it needs to go

Getting the tow where it needs to go

Power load, weather conditions, and size of the mothership are only a few of the factors that must be considered. Drag a large tender behind a 164-foot (50m) motor yacht and it is hardly noticed, but pulling it behind...

Fresh Catch 101

Fresh Catch 101

So, your guest just caught a fish and proudly hands it to you. Now what? Here’s a primer for deckhands on how to best prep fish for a happy chef.

 ...

Project 406 will be the largest sportfishing yacht in the world

Project 406 will be the largest sportfishing yacht in the world

Expected to be delivered in 2023 Royal Huisman is marking a milestone in sport fishing with Project 406: The 171-foot (52m) newbuild will be next in line to claim the title of largest sportfishing yacht in the world. According...

Fish on! Got a World Record?

Fish on! Got a World Record?

‘Smallfry’ or pro, anyone can hold a fish record. And yacht crew, owners, and guests are perfect candidates to take such honors, according to Zack Bellapigna of the International Game Fish Association.

 ...

Trolling on Passage

Trolling on Passage

Transatlantic magic begins when dinner is on the line. There is a Zen to passage making under sail. It is a unique combination of wind, waves, and the rhythms of the watch bill. Whether the passage is three days or...

From the Bridge: Hook, line and sinker

From the Bridge: Hook, line and sinker

Triton met with captains via Zoom recently for a “From the Bridge” roundtable on what it’s like to run a sportfish boat. The consensus? Sportfish life is far less formal and much more interactive — and much more fun, the true aficionados say.

 ...

Less soot = less work

Less soot = less work

Whether to use an active or passive diesel particulate filter system for your vessel depends on load fluctuations. Particulate matter, often called “soot,” is the byproduct of incomplete fuel combustion. Like the black plume of smoke that a big rig...


Also in the News

Ciguatera Warning

The charter guest is thrilled with her catch and insists that the yacht chef prepare fish tacos. But, not so...

Get a Doctor — STAT!

New medical platform transmits vital data in real time, no matter how remote the yacht’s location.

 ...

GPS Week Number Rollover

Furuno units may need an update or replacement after this phenomenon that happens every 19.6 years.

 ...

3G network shutdowns could affect your yacht

The 3G, or third generation, cellphone network will be shut down this year as a transition to 4G and 5G...


!adgroup32!