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Owner’s View

Spiff for sale should come from owner, not broker

I read the recent article discussing captain/broker relationships with great interest. [Triton Survey, July issue] Owners have a slightly different view from …

Proactively offer solutions for yacht captain and owner

As a family man, I value time with my kids. They will be grown and off on their own too soon. People say that, but it’s really true. Once they are off to …

New yacht, crew, flag kick off adventure in the Med

The new boat has been bought. It’s about the same size as the last boat that I shared with two partners who overworked the captain and his team because we …

Owner’s required level of service sets crew requirements

My last column on crew utilization generated some interesting comments, for which I am thankful. The crazy chef issue continues, but for $80,000 a year, it …

Yacht runs full speed into turn-around, guests, crew schedules

I am on a flight returning from a week on my boat in an unnamed island group in the Caribbean. (Un-named only because I am writing a scathing story about why I …

Captains, boat shows feed the dream for yacht owners

The Miami boat show was an interesting experience, as always. Boat shows are not just about selling boats today or next month, but serve a valuable role in …

A captain-owner conflict: Slow down and save

One of the biggest stories in the boat business over the past six months has been the free fall in fuel prices. This changes the economics for many boat owners …

Owner happiness depends on communication

The most successful crew/owner relationships are based upon clear, consistent communication of mutual expectations. This is not something unique to yachting, …

Having fun on yachts is all about the crew

As a yacht (they are all just boats to me) owner and avid reader of The Triton, I suggested to Editor Lucy Chabot Reed that Triton readers might benefit from …

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Triton Exclusives

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ABM gives Bahamas update

Joe Dargavage, vice president of the Association of Bahamas Marinas, gave attendees of last week’s Triton Virtual Networking event an …

New lift coming together at Derecktor Fort Pierce

New lift coming together at Derecktor Fort Pierce

It’s happening, and it’s going to be big. That’s the sense one can get as they see the buildout of the new Derecktor Fort Pierce …

COVID, fires, lawsuits, obituaries among top stories of 2020

COVID, fires, lawsuits, obituaries among top stories of 2020

Yacht captains and crew -- as well as other yachting professionals -- found lots of news of interest on The-Triton.com last …

Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

At the beginning of this pandemic, I went into panic mode and pondered what my options were, seeing as I expected this to totally stall …