Deckhands

Northwest Passage on your bucket list?

Northwest Passage on your bucket list?

Chief Officer Rob MacDonell of M/Y Blue Moon offers a rundown on how to prepare for the Northwest passage based on his experience as a passagemaker.

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Unfathomable Fun: Adding submersibles to the toy box

Unfathomable Fun: Adding submersibles to the toy box

Yachts continue to add new thrilling and unique gadgets to their toy boxes, including the latest, submersibles.

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Tenders blazing new trails

Tenders blazing new trails

Sailing through uncharted waters is risky, but new technology is now allowing tenders to scout safe passageways and beam hi-res seafloor images back to the bridge in real time.

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Lean Green Machines

Lean Green Machines

Toys are crucial to making charters exciting, but they’re not always the most eco-friendly. These innovative toys are offering new eco-friendly ways to play.

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Performance + Preservation = Win2 for Tenders

Performance + Preservation = Win2 for Tenders

As the yachting industry continues to get greener, tenders are becoming more eco-friendly. Here are a few examples of how boatbuilders are working hard to bridge the gap between performance and ocean preservation.

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Tips for Temps: Filling in like a pro

Tips for Temps: Filling in like a pro

Find yourself joining a yacht program that’s already underway? Here’s how to show you’re a pro.

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What the Deck! The trouble with toys

What the Deck! The trouble with toys

The joy toys bring to guests is completely opposite to how crew feel about them. Here are some tips on how to manage toys well so you can continue keeping guests happy while not stressing out.

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Teak Critique: Maintenance techniques depend on priorities

Teak Critique: Maintenance techniques depend on priorities

How to treat teak decking depends on the owner’s preference between the short-lived beauty of a golden color or the dull gray advantage of longevity.

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Ciguatera Warning: Certain carnivorous reef fish can poison diners

Ciguatera Warning: Certain carnivorous reef fish can poison diners

Ciguatera toxins have no cure, aren’t killed by cooking, and can’t be detected by texture, taste, or smell. If you don’t want to get this type of food poisoning, don’t eat big fish caught in warm water.

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Tow me tender, tow me sweet, never let me go

Tow me tender, tow me sweet, never let me go

Elvis Presley knew it: No one wants the pain of loss. Especially the loss of the yacht’s tender while under tow. Although rare, lost boats are just one incident that puts a damper on the towing relationship.

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Getting the tow where it needs to go

Getting the tow where it needs to go

Power load, weather conditions, and size of the mothership are only a few of the factors that must be considered. Drag a large tender behind a 164-foot (50m) motor yacht and it is hardly noticed, but pulling it behind...

Fresh Catch 101

Fresh Catch 101

So, your guest just caught a fish and proudly hands it to you. Now what? Here’s a primer for deckhands on how to best prep fish for a happy chef.

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Fish on! Got a World Record?

Fish on! Got a World Record?

‘Smallfry’ or pro, anyone can hold a fish record. And yacht crew, owners, and guests are perfect candidates to take such honors, according to Zack Bellapigna of the International Game Fish Association.

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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...

Caulking 101

Caulking 101

It’s a messy job, but manageable if you keep a few points in mind. I think we can all agree that whether you are caulking a countertop, shower, teak deck, or window, it’s a messy job. Here are...

Less soot = less work

Less soot = less work

Whether to use an active or passive diesel particulate filter system for your vessel depends on load fluctuations. Particulate matter, often called “soot,” is the byproduct of incomplete fuel combustion. Like the black plume of smoke that a big rig...

Keep a Watchful Eye During Refits

Keep a Watchful Eye During Refits

The formula for a successful yard period includes precaution, communication and courtesy.

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Crew Share Horror Stories of Yard Work Gone Wrong

Crew Share Horror Stories of Yard Work Gone Wrong

Have a story of your own? Send it to Crew@TritonNews.com.

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Oh, no, not the slide again!

Oh, no, not the slide again!

New inflatable play system aims to ease crew pain.

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Crew take a spin on some of the hottest new yacht toys to hit the market

Crew take a spin on some of the hottest new yacht toys to hit the market

Their task: to evaluate the fun factor, ease of use, teachability, handling, and storage capability of each product in order to help buyers assemble an enviable, expertly curated, deluxe, super-easy toy chest.

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