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Yachties make space for love

In honor of St. Valentine’s Day this month, we asked yacht captains and crew about matters of the heart. We began simply with Do you have a significant …

Triton survey: Half of crew get home for holidays

As Americans wrap up a big holiday in late November (Thanksgiving) and cultures all over the world prepare for the December holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, …

Triton survey comments from crew

What yachties think of the holidays: It’s the owners’ call. If they wish to spend the holidays on their yachts, then so must we. If not, it can be …

Triton survey: Social media policies onboard yachts

Does your yacht have a policy about social media?We thought with the prevalence of Facebook.com, Twitter and other online user-generated sites, that yachts …

Triton survey: Have you ever lost anything overboard?

Every crew member we spoke to lost something overboard. Top of the list were sunglasses and personal items such as cell phones and hats.Crew lost chamois …

Triton survey: Do you get seasick?

Since they work onboard boats, we asked crew at the show if they get seasick. The majority of them said no, they do not get sick. But then several admitted to …

White, male captains: We need, more pros.

This month’s survey started out as a census of all yacht crew, but something happened to our database and it went mostly to captains. So, instead, …

On sea and on land, yachties prefer PCs

Not too long ago, yacht captains and crew would get on a boat, set sail, and put all their land-based duties on hold. Now, of course, we are all so connected …

See if you manage your money as other crew do

  Queries from several crew members recently about paychecks got us wondering if there is an industry standard in how yacht crew are paid. These queries …

Triton survey: Summer plans

 We get press releases every day from sales brokers announcing another yacht has sold and celebrating another new-build contract being signed.  And …

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