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Like reading a chart, listening is a skill you can learn, master

Leadership and communication go hand in hand. If a leader isn’t a good communicator, they shouldn’t expect outstanding results. To be considered an …

OK to get OOW in four years, if navigating, not just cleaning

Within the megayacht community, there is active debate about young crew members ascending the ladder to a captain’s position with alacrity. Basically, a …

The attitudes of each of us fills the collective soul of yachting

The word soul and the concept of a soul can conjure up many meanings and thoughts, depending on where you’re coming from with it. Certainly, all the …

Understand when crew speak, they might not say all they want

A number of years ago the airline industry came to the realization that a majority of the accidents they experienced were caused not because of mechanical …

Clarify the reality of life as crew to best manage job expectations

Every year many new crew enter the megayacht industry. After one year, only a small percentage remain. Why are so many gone so quickly? The simple answer is …

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 …

At dock, pool, or the aft deck, drowning a constant concern

Each year, drowning is responsible for more than half a million deaths worldwide. It is a leading preventable cause of unintentional death. On dry land, when …

Crew don’t ‘just know’; offer clear expectations as guidance

People work to the expectations of their leader. Does your crew clearly know what’s expected of them? Let’s face it, no one comes to work to do a bad job. …

Internal and spinal injury add to challenges at sea

Boats move; we all know that. Sometimes boats move a lot and sometimes not as much but they are almost always moving. When a person walks around on a moving …

Some thoughts about re-entering the yachting industry

I have written in this space in previous editions about thoughts for those entering the yachting world, and about veteran captains and crew staying and going. …

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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

Owner’s View: Chartering and pride of ownership

Owner’s View: by Melvin Miller I have chartered houses, cars, aircraft and yachts. If I want to spend a week on a yacht in the Med, I …

Triton hosts first open virtual networking

Triton hosts first open virtual networking

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