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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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FLIBS20 opens to small crowds, open spaces

FLIBS20 opens to small crowds, open spaces

The 61st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opened today under sunny skies, wider face docks and spacious tents.  The …

What the FLIBS? How and why Fort Lauderdale chose to buck the ‘cancel culture’

What the FLIBS? How and why Fort Lauderdale chose to buck the ‘cancel culture’

People across the global yachting industry were aghast when local government officials in Fort Lauderdale gave the owners and organizers …

Owner’s View: Chartering and pride of ownership

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Triton hosts first open virtual networking

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By Lucy Chabot Reed About 40 people joined us for our first Triton Virtual Networking event last week, calling our new platform “a …