The Triton

Taking the Helm

Reciprocity influences loyalty, cooperation, productivity

Odds are if one of your friends helped you move, or picked you up from the airport or bought you dinner, you’d be willing to do the same for them at some …

Building relationships through humanity

A common misconception about leadership is that followers will simply do what they’re told, no matter what. I’m guilty of this myself. I don’t know why, …

The best leaders master leadership of self before tackling others

This may sound odd coming from someone who works with people who want to become better leaders, but leadership isn’t something that can be taught just in a …

Look back on 2015 and take account of accountability

As the calendar winds to an end, many career-minded crew may look back to see how successful they’ve been regarding their goals for the year and the actual …

Charm, humor do not count as effective leadership

I recently re-read the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey, which I highly recommend. I was reminded of the difference between …

A crew is more than one of its members

It doesn’t matter if you’re a deckhand, a third stew, chief engineer, or captain. It doesn’t even matter if you work on a yacht. Good teams are always …

Best motivation unique to each crew

Most people think motivation comes from a paycheck. Money can help, but motivation from money is fleeting. Actually, people are motivated by many things, one …

Build loyalty slowly to keep crew, program together

As yacht crew build a career, it’s common for them to jump from job to job. I did it myself on route to becoming a first officer. I admit I didn’t give …

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 …

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 …

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Yacht industry gathers for Triton Expo

Yacht industry gathers for Triton Expo

More than 800 captains, crew and industry professionals attended the Triton Expo in October at ISSGMT in Fort Lauderdale. Fifty businesses …

From the Bridge: Training, equipment, realistic expectations ease towing trouble

From the Bridge: Training, equipment, realistic expectations ease towing trouble

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox When photos began circulating recently of a deckhand being pulled into the water behind a yacht underway, …

The Agent’s Corner: Navigate the alphabet soup of US visas

The Agent’s Corner: Navigate the alphabet soup of US visas

The Agent's Corner: by Deb Radtke It’s the time of year when many large yachts are heading to the United States and we are getting a …

Triton networks with Ward’s Marine Electric

Triton networks with Ward’s Marine Electric

More than 300 hundred yacht captains, crew and industry professionals boogied through a '70s-themed Triton Networking event at Ward's …

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