Captains

Tow me tender, tow me sweet, never let me go

Elvis Presley knew it: No one wants the pain of loss. Especially the loss of the yacht’s tender while under tow. Although rare, lost boats are just one incident that puts a damper on the towing relationship.

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Getting the tow where it needs to go

Power load, weather conditions, and size of the mothership are only a few of the factors that must be considered. Drag a large tender behind a 164-foot (50m) motor yacht…

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Fresh Catch 101

So, your guest just caught a fish and proudly hands it to you. Now what? Here’s a primer for deckhands on how to best prep fish for a happy chef.

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Project 406 will be the largest sportfishing yacht in the world

Expected to be delivered in 2023 Royal Huisman is marking a milestone in sport fishing with Project 406: The 171-foot (52m) newbuild will be next in line to claim the…

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Fish on! Got a World Record?

‘Smallfry’ or pro, anyone can hold a fish record. And yacht crew, owners, and guests are perfect candidates to take such honors, according to Zack Bellapigna of the International Game Fish Association.

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Trolling on Passage

Transatlantic magic begins when dinner is on the line. There is a Zen to passage making under sail. It is a unique combination of wind, waves, and the rhythms of…

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From the Bridge: Hook, line and sinker

Triton met with captains via Zoom recently for a “From the Bridge” roundtable on what it’s like to run a sportfish boat. The consensus? Sportfish life is far less formal and much more interactive — and much more fun, the true aficionados say.

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Less soot = less work

Whether to use an active or passive diesel particulate filter system for your vessel depends on load fluctuations. Particulate matter, often called “soot,” is the byproduct of incomplete fuel combustion.…

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Refit Pitfalls: Stay on budget and on time

Cost, time, and scope of work — change one, change them all

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Get a Doctor — STAT!

New medical platform transmits vital data in real time, no matter how remote the yacht’s location.

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