Engineers

The Bottom of the World

The Bottom of the World

A trip to Antarctica brings breathtaking beauty and teeming wildlife, but also challenging seas. Capt. Grant Maughan details how to sail to the bottom of the world.

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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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Battle of the Batteries: Which is right for the job?

Battle of the Batteries: Which is right for the job?

Flooded lead acid, AGM, and lithium batteries are three of the most popular batteries for yachts, but how do you know which is best for you? Here’s a breakdown of which battery you should pick depending on your ship’s needs.

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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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New technology in fin stabilizers

New technology in fin stabilizers

When you think of cutting- edge technology, stabilization products typically aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, this type of technology has come a long way over the past few years, including game-changing new systems from Quantum Stabilizers.

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Creative record keeping for the engine room

Creative record keeping for the engine room

A well-devised system for engine room logs facilitates timely maintenance, keeps junior watchkeepers on their toes, and can head off potential catastrophes.

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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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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...

What the Deck! Quick tips for deckhands

What the Deck! Quick tips for deckhands

When removing moldy caulking from shower or basin areas, use a mixture of bleach and alcohol. This way the mold will be removed and the moisture will be dried out before resealing.Never leave a pole or any equipment standing...

Engineers Have the Edge in Refits

Engineers Have the Edge in Refits

It’s up to the engineer to know what a yacht needs and what a yacht wants — and to clarify the difference.

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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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Wi-Fi at Warp Speed

Wi-Fi at Warp Speed

Reliable internet access is quickly becoming more than a luxury or even an expectation in our increasingly connected world — eventually, it will be a nonnegotiable necessity for owners, guests and crew alike. How do we get there from here? Could Starlink hold the key?

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Cybersecurity Catch-22

Cybersecurity Catch-22

Rapidly evolving technologies will better protect onboard systems — while also enhancing hackers’ tools to breach them. Trying to predict what is going to happen with technology and the future is always risky. Technological advancements are happening rapidly, and change is...

Fueling the Future

Fueling the Future

For zero-emission goals to be reached, vessels need zero-emission fuels to run on. The race is on to rid the superyacht industry of fossil fuels. So, what will power yachts of the future? The best clue to what...

Insider Software

Insider Software

Who better than former crew to devise the most helpful platforms for crew? Been there. Done that. And now, these ex-crew have created software packages to make the lives of working captains and crew easier and more efficient. Based...

What the Deck! Quick tips for deckhands

What the Deck! Quick tips for deckhands

Try to use battery-powered tools whenever possible. Yachts are wet environments exposed to rain and sea spray, and power cables falling into water or being wet are very dangerous. When you have made a dent in the teak after...

Laundry mistakes can break the bank

Laundry mistakes can break the bank

As a yacht stew, laundry is something you do every day. Making a mistake can be very costly. With crew uniforms alone you are responsible for hundreds of dollars’ worth of clothing, but add in guest laundry and the cost...

Disrupted supply chain means shortages, delays, higher costs

Disrupted supply chain means shortages, delays, higher costs

From engine parts to flowers, the goods that keep the yacht industry afloat are short on supply and long in coming — ripple effects from the production shutdowns and shipping delays due to COVID-19.

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Old School Ways

Old School Ways

Six weeks of weeks of working luxury day charters in the Hamptons reacquaints a captain with his love of old school wooden yachts, right down to the Spartan helm and roaring Detroit Diesel.

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Sophisticated new simulator elevates crew training in Southern California

Sophisticated new simulator elevates crew training in Southern California

The size and type of boat can be specified, and conditions such as a snowstorm or giant seas can be simulated with very realistic results — right down to the seasickness, if you’re extra focused.

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