The Triton

Taking the Helm

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. …

Title does not make a leader

Sometimes leaders rely on their title or position to get people to do what needs to be done. But a title alone does not create a leader. How, then, do you …

Keep feedback immediate, focused on behavior

The Marine Leadership Group will host a free leadership seminar at ICT on June 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. Critical feedback is crucial for your crew to know how well …

Believe it or not, motivation comes from more than money

Getting 110 percent from your crew all the time rests on more than the monthly salary, charter tip or annual bonus. Move beyond money and watch your people …

Stand-up yacht crew know to step up

Excuse me, but stand-up crew don’t make excuses Take this leadership lesson from Paul Ferdais, Triton leadership columnist and coach. With the hectic pace of …

Can you be friends with your boss on a yacht?

I’ve been asked a number of times if a supervisor can really be friends with their co-workers while at the same time being the boss. Some say it’s not a …

Recognition a benefit for yacht crew

Did you see that? Take this leadership lesson from Paul Ferdais, Triton leadership columnist and coach. With crew’s focus on keeping the boat looking its …

Leadership takes courage; courage takes practice like any other skill

People have been searching for the perfect mixture of leadership characteristics for thousands of years. Unfortunately, for every list of characteristics that …

Promotions don’t automatically endow leadership skills

As leaders move up through the ranks, their role becomes less about their specific technical skills and more about how well they’re able to grow their people …

Humility is not weakness

At one of the boat show parties last month I ran into Dave, a deckhand I worked with a few years ago. It was good to see him, but I was reminded of the times …

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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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