*From the Bridge

What is the definition of cheap?

When the topic for this month’s captains conversation was announced at lunch, the captains in the room let out a collective chuckle. It seemed that most all had had some…

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Most yacht captains operate as small businesses

When last we surveyed yacht captains and crew about their pay, we asked technical questions such as how often they were paid and how they received their compensation (digitally or…

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Hiring crew costs more than money

From the Bridge: by Lucy Chabot Reed This month’s From the Bridge captains lunch took a different turn than we expected. Previously, a captain suggested we ask “What does it…

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From the Bridge: Drinking with the boss

From the Bridge: by Lucy Chabot Reed After all this time interviewing captains and picking their brains every month (more than 100 times now), we’re still surprised at what they…

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Reputations tell a story

As yachts begin to sell, the job market begins to shift with them. Several captains on long-term boats have seen their vessels sell, or face the prospect of them selling.…

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How captains hire in the yachting industry

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Today’s crew share personal information up front on their CVs. Prominent are their color photographs, nationalities, marital status and whether they have tattoos or…

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From the Bridge: Yacht accidents leave a mark on captains’ careers

By Dorie Cox Yacht captains often are fired after the yacht they run is involved in a crash, fire or sinking. At this month’s Triton From the Bridge luncheon, we…

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From the Bridge: Boat shows give captains chance to see, fix things

With the world’s largest boat show set to kick off this month in Ft. Lauderdale, we asked eight captains gathered for our monthly Bridge luncheon what they think of boat…

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