Owner’s View

Owner’s View: Captain wanted, perhaps couple?

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm No, I am not replacing my captain or crew. They are awesome. But, it is time for a new boat on this side of the…

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Owner’s View: Text on your own time

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm This article is about the now ubiquitous smartphone and the crew management challenges it creates. The editors were kind enough to ask me to address…

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Owner’s View: Help guests enjoy, understand big boating

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm One of the highest and best uses of our boat is to allow our family, friends, employees and business associates to use it in the…

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Owner’s View: Best crew are expert local guides on, off the water

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm It is a given that a crew’s primary goal in life (OK, in their work life) is to make every boat guest’s experience incredible while on…

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Captains must earn the right to be treated like a CEO

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm Captains regularly bring up the issue of owners interfering in the management of the crew and the management of the boat in general. They point…

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Owner’s View: Boat shows can build a crew member’s career

Owner’s View by Peter Herm As always, I am counting down the days until the start of the Miami Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach. It should be on every crew…

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Why owners like, use and buy big boats

There are myriad reasons why owners choose to endure the significant cost of big-boat ownership. Some use their boats as a business tool, many as a way to keep families…

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There’s one more step after selling a boat: Take care of the crew

The goal of most of the exhibitors at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is to sell boats. From the anecdotal stories I heard during the show, this year’s was…

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Even non-boat shows prove beneficial for making contacts, learning stuff

As readers may recall, I am a big believer that captains and crew should attend all of the major boat shows. I believe we learn things and meet people we…

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Update: Crew light on whines, heavy on plans, budgets, details

By Peter Herm In previous months, I have written about our crew inherited with the current boat in Europe. We got lucky. Over the past 15 months, we have experienced…

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