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Circadian Rhythms vs. Duty Roster

Circadian Rhythms vs. Duty Roster

Aligning crew’s circadian rhythms with their work schedule improves physical safety and mental health.

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Finding the perfect fit: What to know about crew agents

Finding the perfect fit: What to know about crew agents

Yacht crew agents can bridge the gap between captains and crew by knowing the needs of both. Triton reached out to Corly Quirk, owner and operator of Superyacht Crew Placement, to learn more about crew agents.

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Chasing the Dreamboat: How Chief Officer Wesley Walton broke into the yachting industry

Chasing the Dreamboat: How Chief Officer Wesley Walton broke into the yachting industry

Chief Officer Wesley Walton tells his story of breaking into the yachting industry, and how the ups and downs helped his career path.

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What they don’t teach you: How to get a payout that matches your value

What they don’t teach you: How to get a payout that matches your value

Becoming a better SEA contract negotiator helps you receive the pay that matches the value you bring.

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Mastering the CV

Mastering the CV

Making sure your CV and resume stand out is crucial for securing your dream job.

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Zero to Hero in Two Weeks: How to find success in RYA’s crash courses

Zero to Hero in Two Weeks: How to find success in RYA’s crash courses

The RYA Yachtmaster program’s crash courses can help crew, but the two-week courses still require hard work.

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Gear on the Go

Gear on the Go

Check out Triton’s picks for gear that works for any adventure or makes a great gift.

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Chefs to the rescue!

Chefs to the rescue!

After Hurricane Ian brought destruction southwest Florida, longtime yacht chef Adrienne Gang helped serve over 640,000 meals to impacted communities.

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‘The Ghost of Bahia Mar Past’

‘The Ghost of Bahia Mar Past’

Did you know that Bahia Mar was once where a boat captain was hanged? It was the only hanging ever conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as the only legal hanging that ever happened in Broward County.

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Saving oceans through science

Saving oceans through science

Help save the ocean as a crew volunteer with the International SeaKeepers Society, a not-for-profit organization that partners with the yachting community to further oceanographic research and marine conservation.

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Offboarding: Preference sheets spark idea for new profession

Offboarding: Preference sheets spark idea for new profession

For Triton’s new “Offboarding” column, we asked Chief Stew/Purser Ciara Farrow about her career transition from yacht crew to software entrepreneur. 

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SoFlo SCUBA: Reefs, wrecks and technical dream dives

SoFlo SCUBA: Reefs, wrecks and technical dream dives

South Florida’s diving scene is sizzling hot, with sites for every level, including beautiful reefs, natural and man-made wrecks, and a slew of technical diving opportunities.

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Trends in diving technology

Trends in diving technology

Depth gauges, bottom timers, and air tables are no longer the tools of the trade. Here’s a look at the latest in dive computer technology.

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Divemasters in demand

Divemasters in demand

With dive charters becoming increasingly popular, crew members are seeing the benefits of continued training and additional certifications, including that of divemaster.

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Russian-owned yachts stuck in muddied legal waters

Russian-owned yachts stuck in muddied legal waters

What can and will happen to oligarch-owned vessels is open to interpretation and likely to have far-reaching consequences.

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Also in Crew Life News

Seizure, Sanctions & Secrecy: The collateral impact on crew

Seizure, Sanctions & Secrecy: The collateral impact on crew

Russia’s war on Ukraine and the resulting sanctions on many Russian-owned yachts have had hard and varied consequences for this industry. Triton asked captains and crew how the fallout has affected them personally.

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Making a difference, one kilometer at a time

Making a difference, one kilometer at a time

Chief Stew Carla Annas is a triathlete who is determined to make a difference. Her foundation helps disadvantaged students in South Africa, and the race is on to raise enough funds to send one child to school.

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EcoWatch tips on tackling plastic pollution at sea

EcoWatch tips on tackling plastic pollution at sea

Protecting oceans from plastic is key to a healthy future for yachting. Around 800f marine debris and pollution is plastic, according to Pew Research. The Plastic Disclosure Project estimated that 330f all manufactured plastic is only used once...

When lightning strikes

When lightning strikes

Yacht life can change in a flash, but as one crew has learned, even a total disaster often ends with heartwarming bonds and memories to last a lifetime.

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Beach cleanup marks two years

Beach cleanup marks two years

Fort Lauderdale provided the perfect weather and MOCEAN supplied the fun at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Cleanup on June 11 in recognition of World Ocean’s Month. It was the second anniversary of the monthly cleanup, and about 55 people were on hand to celebrate, including MOCEAN, the social networking app for crew.

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Time out for tall ships

Time out for tall ships

Who in their right mind gets up in the middle of the night to climb into the rigging and work with the sails, or stands out on the open bridge for hours in the rain — while not getting a dime for doing it? “I do, and many others!” says one chief officer. It’s a perfect break from the pressures of yachting.

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Onboard breakdown

Onboard breakdown

In the yachting industry, mental health is somewhat of a taboo topic. Yet, a majority of crew who participated in a recent survey expressed that yachting had impacted their mental health in a negative way. Crew dynamics play a major role in successfully addressing these issues.

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Finding Peace in Freedom Waters

Finding Peace in Freedom Waters

A social worker-turned-yacht stew now brings the joy of boating to those in need of healing: children and adults with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses, at-risk youth, and struggling veterans and active-duty military members. Knowledgeable volunteers are always needed, and yacht crew are a great fit.

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Lost & Found

Lost & Found

A high-flying hitchhiker finds her way home with some help from a quick-thinking crew.

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Never Have I Ever, Yacht Edition

Never Have I Ever, Yacht Edition

For hard-working yacht crew, the need to decompress is real — sometimes with extra sleep, sometimes with fitness, and sometimes with games. Drinking games. Enter the always fun and illuminating “Never Have I Ever,” Yacht Edition.

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Fish Tales: Crew share stories of their fishing adventures

Fish Tales: Crew share stories of their fishing adventures

In the summer of 2020, deep into lockdown restriction, the boss decided he wanted to go offshore oil-rig fishing for tuna. And as we all know in the yachting world, what the boss wants, the boss gets!

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Trolling on Passage

Trolling on Passage

Transatlantic magic begins when dinner is on the line. There is a Zen to passage making under sail. It is a unique combination of wind, waves, and the rhythms of the watch bill. Whether the passage is three days or...

Travel Advisory: Fly fuss-free with these tips from GMT

Travel Advisory: Fly fuss-free with these tips from GMT

UNITED SAYS OH-LA-LA! If you’re headed to the South of France from the U.S., you now have another option: United Airlines has inaugurated daily nonstop Newark-to-Nice flights, effective May 1. Delta’s New York...

Athlete Aboard

Athlete Aboard

Training for Ironman is extra tough on a yacht — but one chief stew is getting it done.

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Travel Advisory from GMT

Travel Advisory from GMT

Before you fly, check out the latest updates on travel regulations around the globe.

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Yacht Chef Tackles Epic Challenge for a Cause

Yacht Chef Tackles Epic Challenge for a Cause

When it comes to helping others, Chef Helgi Olafson is willing to go the distance — 2,850 miles, to be exact.

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Cyber Crew

Cyber Crew

How will yachts function 50 years from now, and who — or what — will be working on them? It is 2072 and there are yachts all over the world, running on alternative fuels with alternative styling we cannot even fathom, using...

CBD: OK for crew?

CBD: OK for crew?

It’s hip, it’s legal, it’s everywhere — it’s even prescribed by doctors. Beware, says one captain. Here’s what crew should know. CBD. Everyone’s using it, so it’s OK. Right? Not so, according to a...