*From the Bridge

Relationship, not price, wins vendor loyalty

As the economy changes, it seems that the yachting industry had shifted over the past few months. That may be because of the time of year, and we don’t discard…

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Captains sign on by choice and whim

Having a career in yachting never used to be something you planned. Ask anyone who got into yachting as it evolved in the 1980s and 1990s and you’ll likely get…

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From the Bridge: Standard lacking in command changes

Any yachtie will tell you that no two jobs are the same. Every yacht, every owner, every crew is different, and it’s tough to follow the same rules from one…

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People are key to best days on yachts

When most people thinking of yachting, they likely think of pretty things: sunny days, clear warm waters, people smiling and having extraordinary adventures. But yacht captains aren’t most people when…

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Personality and attitude top list when hiring

The onset of the summer season often brings new faces to yachts and crews. So we wanted to ask captains about their hiring practices. What do yacht captains look for…

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Captain skill level is crew concern

When a junior crew member steps aboard a megayacht, ready for his/her newest or perhaps first yachting adventure, the abilities of the captain aren’t atop their list of concerns.  …

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Owner behavior can make captains’ job hard

  Running a megayacht takes finesse. There’s a fine line between the owner’s enjoyment of what is hopefully a hobby and the business of operating a multimillion-dollar corporation.   And…

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Captains weigh in on drug use

Drug use among yacht crew is a complex subject. It begins with safety and liability issues and stretches to include personal freedom and crew dynamics. Preventing drugs from becoming an…

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Drugs in industry, but not on yachts

The subject for this month’s Triton Survey came at us in several ways. We’ve resisted writing about drugs in yachting until now. Yacht crew know better than anyone about drugs…

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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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