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From the Bridge: Fun according to yacht captains

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox From compliance and crashes to crew concerns, yacht captains often find themselves in serious conversations about yachting. For …

From the Bridge: Cushy job on a frivolous toy? Yachting really is work

By Dorie Cox More than six years ago, a Bravo reality TV series debuted about yachts and the lives of the captains and crew at work on board. Some 85 episodes …

From the Bridge: Captains want, use estimates to vet, find vendors

From the Bridge: by Lucy Chabot Reed Planning for a shipyard visit and refit project often starts months in advance with a little piece of paper called an …

From the Bridge: Lower salary often beats experience when hiring captains

With resume in hand, a discouraged yacht captain recently visited The Triton office in Fort Lauderdale. He said he could not find a job and asked if others …

From the Bridge: Satellite technology a make-or-break issue

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Satellite domes and antennae top most large yachts, and satellite-enabled devices are everywhere on board. Announcements of the …

From the Bridge: Captains navigate complex equation for crew wages

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Yacht captains are familiar with the rates for maintenance, repairs, dockage, insurance and other yacht bills. Budgets are a …

From the Bridge: Do not mess with yacht crew meals

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Yacht crew pack in a boatload of duties each day, usually several tasks at the same time. But there are limits to multitasking …

From the Bridge: Captains want insurance to protect owner, crew

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox From broken bones to the flu, yacht crew are subject to a variety of injuries and illnesses that require medical treatment. In a …

From the Bridge: No shocker to captains that electric power a continual concern

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Electronic charts, hot tubs, iPads, bilge pumps and clothes dryers are just some of the power-consuming items on today’s …

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, criticism was fast and …

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From the Bridge: Yacht captains cautious to comment on bad behavior

From the Bridge: Yacht captains cautious to comment on bad behavior

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From the Bridge: Yachts mix it up with cash, cards, wires, apps

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Friends, colleagues remember captain

Friends, colleagues remember captain

By Lucy Chabot Reed Capt. Alan Bradley Shepherd died Aug. 15 of lung cancer. He was 50. In yachting more than 25 years, Capt. …

Triton Survey: Will you attend FLIBS?

Triton Survey: Will you attend FLIBS?

The latest results on our industry-wide survey: Will you attend FLIBS? 457 people have responded. More than half (55.58%) said they …

Triton’s new Captains Council draws high marks

Triton’s new Captains Council draws high marks

Publisher’s Point: by Lucy Chabot Reed Since COVID-19 set in, we have been unable to host our regular monthly in-person networking …

Girl power: Back-to-back river trips leave their mark

Girl power: Back-to-back river trips leave their mark

By Lucy Chabot Reed Capt. Kelly Gordon and her crew aboard the 75-Sunseeker M/Y Corporate Retreat had just come the long way around …