From the Bridge

From the Bridge: Know-it-alls? Maybe, but captains ask when answers elude

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Individual comments are not attributed to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying photograph. What do yacht captains do when they…

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From the Bridge: Duty calls; workload cuts into vacations

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Yacht captains are in control on board; they set and enforce the rules. So when regulations and contracts stipulate vacations, why don’t they take…

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From the Bridge: Fun according to yacht captains

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox From compliance and crashes to crew concerns, yacht captains often find themselves in serious conversations about yachting. For more than 15 years, The Triton’s…

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From the Bridge: Cushy job on a frivolous toy? Yachting really is work

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By Dorie Cox More than six years ago, a Bravo reality TV series debuted about yachts and the lives of the captains and crew at work on board. Some 85…

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From the Bridge: Captains want, use estimates to vet, find vendors

From the Bridge: by Lucy Chabot Reed Planning for a shipyard visit and refit project often starts months in advance with a little piece of paper called an estimate, the…

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From the Bridge: Lower salary often beats experience when hiring captains

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With resume in hand, a discouraged yacht captain recently visited The Triton office in Fort Lauderdale. He said he could not find a job and asked if others said the…

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From the Bridge: Satellite technology a make-or-break issue

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Satellite domes and antennae top most large yachts, and satellite-enabled devices are everywhere on board. Announcements of the “world’s fastest, lightest, ultra-compact, secure” satellite…

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From the Bridge: Captains navigate complex equation for crew wages

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Yacht captains are familiar with the rates for maintenance, repairs, dockage, insurance and other yacht bills. Budgets are a large part of what they…

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From the Bridge: Do not mess with yacht crew meals

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Yacht crew pack in a boatload of duties each day, usually several tasks at the same time. But there are limits to multitasking when…

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From the Bridge: Captains want insurance to protect owner, crew

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox From broken bones to the flu, yacht crew are subject to a variety of injuries and illnesses that require medical treatment. In a brief…

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