Owner’s View

Owner’s View: Not the recommended procedure for captain, crew career in yachting

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller Decades ago, I was berthed in Cape May, New Jersey, next to a flush-deck motoryacht run by a mature delivery captain and a new owner.…

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Owner’s View: Yachts that don’t adjust will lose some portion of market

By Melvyn Miller After reading Kevin Towns’ commentary about yachting surviving COVID-19, I wanted to point out that the head of the Johns Hopkins group reminded us recently of the…

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Owner’s View: Are crew and brokers friends, enemies or both?

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm Captains, crew and yacht brokers have a complex relationship. I don’t pretend to understand all of the intricacies and nuances of those relationships, but I…

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Owner’s View: Those who keep their word few, far between

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm Early in my career, I worked on the floor of a major financial exchange. This was an eye-opening experience to a teenager whose sole asset…

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Owner’s View: Here’s why I love my crew so much

Owner’s View: Peter Herm In reading some of the appreciated comments on my columns online, it dawned on me that some crew must be sharing The Triton with yacht owners.…

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Owner’s View: Fire early and quit often

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm I am old, fat and have high mileage. Like a used car, it is not the age, it is the experience. With my 300,000-plus miles, I…

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FLIBS17: Owner honors crew’s role in life of a happy ship

By Lucy Chabot Reed A yacht is an organic thing. Sure, it’s made of metal and fiberglass, pipes and hoses, but it also has a heart. That heart – the…

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Owner’s View: Answers to some pressing questions

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm The Monaco show was awesome. You should have been there. I went to the first one 26 years ago. They just get bigger and better…

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Owner’s View: Lesson learned from Irma: Insurance doesn’t replace skill

By Peter Herm Hurricane Irma taught me some new lessons. I learned there are basically two types of preparation strategies: one counting on insurance; the other relying on seamanship. From…

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Owner’s View: Great contractors, like great crew, are the ones you can count on

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm My 2004 Suburban has 184,000 miles and was last washed in 2006. When it breaks, it gets fixed; otherwise, it gets used daily. I have…

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