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From the Bridge: Emails the root of refit communications

[Individual comments are not attributed to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the  accompanying photograph.] From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox It takes a lot of hands to…

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From the Bridge: Frugal captains scrimp, would splurge more on yacht

By Dorie Cox When captains look at a yacht, they see line items in a large budget. From the first cup of coffee in the morning, many are preoccupied with…

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From the Bridge: Cybersecurity risks just part of captain’s job

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox The view from the 128-foot M/V Grand Floridian in the center of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show overlooked hundreds of yachts rigged with…

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From the Bridge: Dockage, skilled workers, invested crew top yacht captains’ wish lists

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox As yachts grow in size and scope, so do captains’ wish lists. To learn more about their hopes for a better future in yachting,…

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From the Bridge: Captains share surprises, concerns and tools of hurricane prep

From the Bridge By Dorie Cox Many yacht captains in Fort Lauderdale prepared for a Category 5 hurricane early last month. After first landfall in the Caribbean with rare sustained…

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From the Bridge: Captains balance compassion, duty when crew die

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox The death of a yacht crew member is not a topic most people want to discuss over lunch, but recent obituaries spurred the question…

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From the Bridge: Training, tales, threats reinforce safety

By Dorie Cox Several yachting-related accidents were in the news right before The Triton’s latest From the Bridge lunch. A diver cleaning a yacht bottom was killed when a bow…

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From the Bridge: Captains prefer experienced owners

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Some yacht owners are in it because of their love of boats. They have spent a lifetime on the water, steeped in yachting traditions.…

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From the Bridge: Below Deck annoys, damages but doesn’t destroy industry

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox A reality show of yacht captains, crew and their guests on charter has been a big hit with TV viewers since 2013. But not…

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From the Bridge: Non-drinkers left out of crew-bonding activities

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox A young crew member, new to the industry, was surprised to find many crew activities include cocktails. As a non-drinker, she said she often…

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