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From the Bridge: Cybersecurity risks just part of captain’s job

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox The view from the 128-foot M/V Grand Floridian in the center of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show overlooked hundreds of yachts rigged with intricate electronics. For this month’s Triton From the Bridge lunch we gathered 11 captains to learn how they handle these yachts’ potential cybersecurity risks. Large…

Taking the Helm: A good leader learns to curb the sarcasm

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais As a leadership coach, one of the main things I work on with my clients is to have them stop doing things that annoy, upset and drive away the people around them. This strategy takes the place of focusing on only learning new things to improve as a leader.…

Hurricane Irma updates

Sept. 9 9:52 p.m. Personal report from Triton editor Dorie Cox: It is 9:52 p.m. in Fort Lauderdale at my home near I-95 and State Road 84/Marina Mile. We are experiencing bands of heavy rain, wind gusts recorded to 60 mph and intermittent tornado warnings. The TV satellite service is intermittent and power went out…

Military-trained Chief Eng. Terry Nash dies of cancer

By Dorie Cox Chief engineer Terence “Terry” John Nash, formerly on the 146-foot Hakvoort M/Y Cracker Bay, died of bone cancer Aug. 9 at his home in the U.K. He was 61. Mr. Nash started his yachting career in 2002 as second engineer on M/Y Campbell Bay, the former name of Cracker Bay, when he…

Hold yourself accountable and others will follow

Leaders are under a microscope, whether they realize it or not. Indeed, many followers will not necessarily realize that they pay as much attention as they do to their leader’s actions. A leader’s conduct, as much as their words, can communicate what is acceptable behavior and what isn’t. In a not so subtle example, if…

It’s all in the family for RPM’s Rubano

By Dorie Cox Every day, Joseph J. “Joe” Rubano scrolls through his online calendar list of 63 employees to see who has a birthday or anniversary. The chairman and owner of RPM Diesel Engine Co. and Diesel Services of America then picks up the phone to make his personal calls to each one. “This guy doesn’t…

Taking the Helm: Delegating is not the easy way out

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Delegation is one of the essential skills for successful leadership. Without the ability to delegate, it’s not possible to become a truly effective leader. The challenge of delegating for some leaders is their willingness to trust others to share the load. Leaders at all levels can have difficulty delegating.…

To grow as a leader, discover what to stop doing

We all know that leadership includes many things: communicating, building effective teams, making decisions, etc. To develop those skills, leaders will read books, attend seminars and take training courses, as well as watch and listen to other leaders, among other things. What is most often overlooked is what a leader needs to stop doing. Management…

Talk Less, Listen More

One of the top skills for a leader to develop and cultivate is the skill of listening. So the message I have this month is to talk less and listen more. The best leaders are those who make the effort to be proactive listeners. They make the conscious decision to listen to those around them.…

Triton Survey What was the last course you took?

Triton Survey What was the last course you took? Yacht crew seem to be continually taking courses to stay compliant, advance in their career or just add to the safety onboard. On opening day, we took to the docks to find out which courses crew have taken recently and how they felt about them. PHOTOS/DORIE…

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Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

Story and photos by Tom Serio He’s a big guy, with a big voice, and with big miles under his keel. Now he has big goals. Capt. …

Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller As is the case with owners of yachts, I have found it difficult to describe an average captain of a …

Ocean plastic removal program gets grant

Ocean plastic removal program gets grant

Photos by Lockhart Maclean Fort Lauderdale-based Mission Resolve Foundation has gifted Ocean Voyages Institute $25,000 as a challenge …

MarineMax acquires NJ

MarineMax acquires NJ

Clearwater, Florida-based MarineMax has acquired Fort Lauderdale-based brokerage firm Northrop & Johnson, a 71-year-old company that …

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