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Tuna Poke

Guest Chef Chef Jimmy Tancrell Tuna is as thick as we have seen them here in Costa Rica. It seems that every boat that goes out fills the cooler box, and we …

Uncertainty after Brexit vote could hurt and help yachting

How, and when, will the UK leave the European Union? And how will this impact yachting? Prior to the Referendum on June 23, UK government departments were …

Tragedy in Nice recall lessons learned from 9/11

By Alene Keenan When I heard about the atrocity in Nice during the Bastille Day celebration in mid-July, I recalled the many times I was in port there, and the …

Here there be dragons: A cruise through Komodo National Park

By Sue Hacking The dry brown leaves crackled underfoot as we followed the path from the park headquarters toward the forest and hills. Large gray-brown roots …

Condo towers and developer’s plans disappoint beach commissioner

Editor’s note:  Ft. Lauderdale Vice Mayor/Commissioner Dean Trantalis shared his comments on the approval of plans to renovate Bahia Mar Resort & …

Changes to STCW require pre-planning to keep crew underway

Are you and your crew prepared for the upcoming deadline for the STCW refresher courses? If not you could face a very difficult situation preventing your …

Any system can fail; any yacht can lose control

I am the full-time captain of the vessel that suffered a control system failure in the Bahamas this fall. Unfortunately, at the time of the failure, I was on …

Towing has been around long before yachting

This letter is in response to the Owner’s View column in The Triton, and is aimed precisely at the captain who opposes towing and claims “the most …

Protect skin from ever-present mate, the sun

By Dora Salazar For most people, nothing looks better than a sunny day. All of a sudden, the world seems to be more beautiful and outdoor activities start to …

U.S crew face higher premiums, penalties as Obamacare matures

By Maria Karlsson The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. The law was designed to allow U.S. …

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Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller The hardest thing to teach new managers is that the essence of management is to convince or coerce …

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Detroit firm acquires Luke Brown

Detroit, Michigan-based KAM Yacht Sales has acquired Fort Lauderdale-based brokerage firm Luke Brown Yachts. Founded in 2006, KAM Yacht …

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