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Sun & Moon


Sunset: 6:14 pm; Sunrise (Saturday): 6:55 am Moonrise: 10:09 am; 31.9% illuminated High tides: 1:14 pm; 1:49 am (Saturday) Low tides: 7:50 pm; 8:14 am (Saturday)

Today: Cloudy, 60% chance of thunderstorms and rain, wind NE 5-10 mph, high 82. Tonight: Rain, wind NNW 5-10 mph, Low 66. Sat AM: 20% chance rain , High 81.

How nautical are your crew? n What is a monkey’s fist? n What is ancraophobia? n What is an anemometer? ANSWERS on page 2.

Things to See / Do Daily Happy hour with National Marine Suppliers at Ramp 14: Slip 401.

Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Coconut Grove Arts Festival in Coconut Grove in Miami. $10 per day. Details, +1 305-447-0401, for GPS use 2700 S. Bayshore Drive.

Through Sunday Add fishing pro to your resume with IGFA School of Sportfishing seminars each day during the show. Visit the north cocktail barge or visit (upcoming events) for information and daily schedules.

Sunday a.m. Pioneer Linens hosts cupcakes and mimosas at Ramp 14: Yacht Pavilion 77-78 in the morning.

Sunday, 2 to 5 pm 19th annual Kite Day at Haulover Park. Hundreds of kites in the air at Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach.

WELCOME ABOARD: Rain clouds might have put a damper on opening day, but yacht crew were ready nonetheless. The crew from M/Y Big City were at attention and smiling all day. PHOTO/TOM SERIO

Rain clouds hamper opening day By Lucy Chabot Reed The 25th annual Yacht & Brokerage Show opened yesterday under rain clouds that hung around much of the day, keeping the air muggy and threatening to ruin the show. Though they never quite delivered – raining just once for a short time during show hours – they might have managed to keep buyers away, causing what many crew and brokers called a quiet opening day. Boats were shown and clients were

on the docks, but many seemed there on appointment and were expected, according to several brokers. What made the show quiet was that there seemed to be fewer potential buyers just browsing. Chalk that up to the menacing cloud. “It’s always hard to gage how it is,” one captain said. “You don’t have many people come through, but it only takes one and then it’s a great show.” The docks that seemed to have the most traffic were those targeting

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Answers to the quiz on page 1: n It is a knot (which looks like a closed fist) that serves as a weight at the end of a line that is tossed or heaved. It is designed to make a line easier to throw. Often tied around a stone or other object for weight, it can also be used in hand-tohand combat. n Ancraophobia is the abnormal fear of wind, characterized by anxiety at the feel or sound of wind. n The name of the instrument usually made of three small cups on a vertical spindle used to gauge wind speed. Send in your nautical questions for the next Triton Today to

Triton Today Miami is published by Triton Publishing Group, parent company of The Triton. Publisher: David Reed Editorial: Lucy Chabot Reed, Dorie Cox Advertising: Mike Price Production: Patty Weinert

Vol. 5, No. 2. Copyright 2013, all rights reserved.

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SCENE ON THE DOCKS: Triton shares the love on Valentine’s Day


riton Publisher David Reed, below left, spent much of the afternoon yesterday delivering Valentines to yacht crew and vendors around the show. The little boxes of candied hearts – you know the ones, with little sayings like “love you� and “be mine� – brought smiles to men and women alike. And they reminded everyone to check out The Triton’s news from the show, every day, online. PHOTOS/TOM SERIO





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Niche products, areas drew attention PULSE, from page 1 a niche. New yachts drew attention, including the new 76-foot Hargrave, the company’s first foray into the owneroperator market in years, and the new Westport 130, which had steady interest from passersby and brokers alike. At the north end of the show, TrawlerPort Pavilion and surrounding docks around Ramp 7 looked like the place to be yesterday, consistently buzzing with people. Seminars start there today and over the next three days include such topics as heading to the Bahamas, places to see on the Great Loop, and how to avoid the most common systems failures onboard. (See a program in the front of the show program directory. It’s hosted by

PassageMaker magazine.) And the Sportfish Pavilion between ramps 3 and 4 drew attention with the first of four days of seminars on everything from the art and science of “luring� fish to targeting sailfish and the secrets of dolphin and wahoo. Traditionally relegated to the convention center, the seminars run for four days at the pavilion and are organized by the International Game Fish Association. Megayacht captains and brokers agreed traffic near their vessels was light yesterday, but few complained. “It’s early yet,� one broker said with a smile. Lucy Chabot Reed is editor of The Triton. Comments:



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CHECKING THE TIDE: Triton Today’s Question of the Day:

What is your job during the show?

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Leave tours to the brokers – 43.8% Help brokers with tours – 25.0% Do all the tours – 31.3%

One of the primary duties of yacht crew during a boat show �������� –������� after keeping the yacht spotless, of course –��������������������������������� is to take potential buyers and brokers around. But we visited with a captain at the show yesterday who leaves the yacht after breakfast and comes back in late afternoon. When it comes time for tours, he’s not around. He leaves to brokers the job of showing potential buyers around and answering their Deck/Stew Charley Smith M/Y Dreamer 136-foot Hargrave We have to stand and look pretty, and assist in taking people around. The brokers do tours. We help if guests have questions they don’t know the answers to.

Mate Chris Del Donna M/Y Just Js II 121-foot Sunseeker Make sure it’s all pristine. We don’t do tours.

questions. That struck us as unusual that he wouldn’t be expected to show the yacht since we see so many crew doing just that during boat shows. So we wondered if other crew are relieved of the task of showing the yacht, so we asked What is your job during the show? The No. 1 job, of course, is to keep the yacht spotless and 100 percent of the crew we asked said that’s what they do most of the time (or, in the case of captains, they make sure other crew keep the yacht looking its best). And most of the female respondents said their job also includes making sure they themselves look nice. So we followed that up by asking if they gave tours and answered questions or if that job was left to the brokers. Turns out, it’s a bit of both. Depending on the brokerage firm or builder, brokers tended to be more in charge of tours. In a few cases, crew were strictly forbidden from giving tours. On other yachts, however, the crew ��������������������������������� –�������������������������������� and captain, especially – were counted on to give the tours. Several admitted they know how to answer questions. – Data compiled by Lucy Chabot Reed

Capt. Andy Haberli M/Y Happy Days 164-foot Delta Senior tour guide, in addition to keeping everything clean. Covers off, covers on, chamoises out, chamoises away, squeegees up.

Fri d ay • Fe b. 1 5 , 2 0 1 3 | 5 Stew Jaime Sanders M/Y Natalita III 100-foot Azimut Just keeping the boat in impeccable boat show condition.

First Officer Alex MacPherson M/Y Big City 141-foot Trinity Myself and the captain do all the tours

Stew Morgan Passarelli M/Y Beothuk 102-foot Kuipers Woudsend I’m the bouncer.

Deck/Stew Bridget Roode M/Y Harmony 115-foot Northcoast To look pretty and look happy. And keep it clean.

Deck/Stew Jess Geffen New Westport 130 Make sure people have a broker with them and if they don’t, direct them to the broker’s tent. And chamois when it rains.

Mate/Stew Julie Wheaton M/Y Gorgeous Gal 86-foot Azimut Sport Basically the same. I take care of the inside, but we’re doing less tours than in Ft. Lauderdale.

Deck/Stew Bianca Franck M/Y Remember When 162-footChristensen Keeping the boat tidy and wiping away fingerprints.

Mate Amy Grey M/Y Adventure Us 82-foot Hargrave To clean and take people on tours. The owners are here so I also make sure they are comfortable.

Deck/Eng. Nino Vukelic M/Y Steadfast 112-foot Westport Keep everything tidy and make sure the yacht looks presentable. We leave the tours to the broker.

Capt. Jason Tellinghuisen M/Y Carpe Diem II 150-foot Trinity We assist brokers with tours. We facilitate the sale and charter of the vessel. And make sure it’s clean.



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espite threatening clouds, rain stalled north of the show most of the day, letting crew concentrate on showing their vessels (or staying out of brokers’ way; see survey on pages 4-5). Professional yacht crew were at their show best throughout the show. PHOTOS/TOM SERIO, LUCY REED

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