*From the Bridge

From the Bridge: The heart of yachting is passion, lifestyle, people

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Yachting is a complex mix of owners, crew, money, travel and much more. A captain recently wondered if the essence of the industry could…

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From the Bridge: Budget a priority for concise refit invoices

From the Bridge: by Lucy Chabot Reed Myriad factors must be balanced when a yacht captain manages a refit, and chief among them is the budget. Once a scope of…

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From the Bridge: Captains aim for prevention with medical care at home

By Dorie Cox Several yacht captains were busy with medical appointments (one was in a doctor’s waiting room) when we connected with attendees to this month’s Triton From the Bridge…

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From the Bridge: Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

From quarrels between cabin mates to squabbles over a task, yacht crew occasionally have an issue onboard. Apart from firing someone, The Triton wondered how harmony is maintained, so we…

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Hiring yacht crew challenges captains

Hiring crew is one of yachting’s biggest challenges, according to some captains. They aim to pick the right candidates, but often misinformation and misconceptions mar the experience. Each month The…

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Top 10 best owner traits: Trust, recognize and don’t make captains break laws

By Dorie Cox The world of yachting strives for perfection. But yacht captains said there are a few things that make it easier to accomplish. During the monthly Triton From…

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Women just do their jobs in yachting; rooming, agencies and hiring could improve

When we decided to gather a group of women for a Triton From the Bridge lunch, it sounded like a great idea, but as soon as we all sat down,…

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Like it or not, guns often onboard yachts

By Dorie Cox The recent arrest of a yacht owner with an unpermitted gun in New York prompted questions about firearms in yachting. We presented the topic to captains at…

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From cheap sunglasses to mandatory safety glasses, eyewear a priority

From sun and safety glasses to binoculars and night vision glasses, yacht captains consider their eyesight a primary tool and work hard to protect it. “Glasses are second nature; my…

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From the Bridge – Ending relationships on good note a worthy goal

From yacht crew put off at the dock to heartbroken owners, yacht captains see their share of yachting relationships end. Here are some lessons learned from breaking up with crew,…

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