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Popular for centuries Grains found in pharaoh’s tomb and in Incan ruins.


Dayworking crew a ‘necessary evil’ in getting it all done

CUP RUNNETH OVER IN SAN FRANCISCO Bosun Martin Cunocka and deckhand Jake Risse take a selfportrait in front of the America’s Cup final races in San Francisco in September. As crew onboard M/Y Lady Lola they had the job perk of seeing the races during work. PHOTOS/BOSUN MARTIN CUNOCKA

Antibes yachties rally for port By Lucy Chabot Reed A group that is driving to make sure the voices of the yachting industry are heard as the city of Antibes considers expanding its port held its first open public meeting in September, attracting hundreds from the industry and surrounding neighborhoods. ASAP, the Association for the Support and development of Antibes Port, presented several experts to speak in favor of the development of the port and urged local officials to not only consider the yachting industry when making final decisions about the expansion, but also to keep both residents and businesses informed of its progress. Below is a report from the group about its activities, translated from the French and edited for space.

Dayworkers are an essential part of the yachting industry. Whether called at the last minute to handle unexpected jobs or planned months in advance to help with scheduled projects, men and women who work on a temporary basis can be a real godsend to yacht captains. Or they can be, in the words of one captain, “a necessary evil.” Despite their objections, yacht captains at our monthly captains From the Bridge lunch will hire temporary crew Lucy Chabot Reed to help them out of all kinds of situations, but they also use the practice to test potential crew before making a commitment. “I would rather have fewer people onboard and have dayworkers because everywhere you go, we can find great people,” one captain said. “And if they’re not great, you let them go. If they are great, you can keep them for two months.” As always, individual comments are not attributed to any one person in particular so as to encourage frank and open discussion. The attending captains are identified in a photograph on page A17.

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Antibes’ place in yachting

For the past 10 years, the fleet of superyachts has increased in size, overtaking the number of berths available in marinas. A general observation shows that there isn’t enough space while in contrast, some slips are empty. This situation has generated an aggressive competition in marinas across the region to attract megayachts. And although they may prefer Antibes or Palma as a base in the winter, many yachts take refuge toward other destinations to minimize costs. Marinas in Spain, Italy, Croatia, Tunisia or even Cyprus take advantage of the saturation on the Cote d’Azur to add new and bigger berths. • Porto Adriano in the South West of the Palma

No – 82 % The Association for the Support and development of Antibes Port held a barbeque to raise the profile PHOTO PROVIDED of port expansion in Antibes. Bay has created 34 new berths between 30m and 90m. • Salamanca Group, a British financing company, has bought back Marina Port Vell in Barcelona and has 45 berths up to 185m. See ANTIBES, page A6

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Scott and Amy Angelo (seen here with their children) have traveled the world on yachts as engineer and stew. They discovered a mutual passion for coffee and today roast it in their cafe and roasting shop, Oceana Coffee PHOTO/CHRISTINE ARRETTEIG in Tequesta, Fla.

Engineer and stew inspired to roast up a new brew for crew By Dorie Cox Eng. Scott Angelo, 44, fixes things. He used to repair Australian Navy ships and more recently refits megayachts. But one of his most significant jobs was on a popcorn popper. That refit transformed a WestBend Poppery II into a coffee roaster. And that paved the way for him and his wife, former yacht stew Amy, to create Oceana Coffee, a roasting facility and coffee cafe in Tequesta, Fla. By day, Scott is project manager at Rybovich in West Palm Beach, Fla., and by night he’s a coffee roaster. Amy, 34, runs the cafe and cares for their two young children. Their relationship began brewing in 2001 when Scott’s yacht was in Palm Beach and Amy was working as a teacher in town. As a boy in Australia, Scott honed his engineering skills because his mechanic father said, “If you want to ride dirt bikes you have to know how to fix them.” He progressed to propulsion systems in the Navy from 1985-94, then worked as an engineering refit specialist in a shipyard. “I decided my life wasn’t adventurous enough,” he said. “I had read about yachting and had a few friends in. I packed one bag and bought

a ticket to Ft. Lauderdale. MCA had just come into play and I converted my Navy tickets into licenses.” He went to a crew agency, said “I’m here to be an engineer,” and within a few weeks had his first yacht job. Amy grew up in Jupiter, Fla., sailing with her family every weekend. Later she became a kindergarten and art history teacher. “I had friends that owned yachts, I just never considered you could get paid for working on them,” she said. “As a teacher, I did the math and realized I could never save that kind of money.” She decided to give yachts a try and was solo stew on the 104-foot M/Y Miss Michelle. “That was big for a girl that had never waited a table,” she said. Next she was stew/deck/cook on a sailboat, and then 2nd stew on M/Y Inspiration, where they worked together. As their relationship grew, the couple worked together on other yachts, including M/Y Sandra Lynn and M/Y Pangaea. Then they moved to Australia where they started Oceana Logistics in 2006, a shore-based provisioning company. Coffee was just one of the products

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Popcorn popper percolates couple’s dream for the perfect cup COFFEE, from page A3 they provided for yachts. Using an Australian roaster, they sold the coffee under the Oceana label. “We came back to the U.S. for a job with Trinity yachts as the industry was tanking,” Amy said. “So, we came to Jupiter to stay with my family. We still had Oceana Logistics, did some small refit jobs and still supplied some of our large yachts.” Scott worked freelance as an engineer and joined Rybovich about two years ago.

They never were happy with the coffee they drank in the U.S. “We couldn’t find a local roaster, and the coffee was not what we were used to,” Amy said. Problem-solver Scott researched online and learned how to roast coffee beans in an air popcorn popper. “I roasted a third of a cup and realized I wanted to control the speed and the heat.” That’s when his engineer-brain plotted a way to perfect the popper; he took it apart and added a fan speed switch used for a ceiling fan and an

electrical switch. “It looks a bit Frankenstein-ish, but it’s right here sitting on the shelf,” he said from the coffee shop. From popcorn popper, he progressed to a grill for roasting larger quantities. “It had a rotisserie set up on a threeburner Weber. I made an electric motor for the rotisserie and cooked the beans over the gas in a 5-pound basket, a cylindrical shape, for the green beans.” His search for the perfect cup continued. “I bought a bag of roasted coffee from Sumatra, a micro lot, and that

day changed my view,” he said. “It’s the reason I roast now.” He realized beans from small farms were more flavorful and fresh. That Sumatra coffee changed things for Amy, too. She said she tasted apple in those beans and realized coffee could have subtle flavors. “That bag inspired my husband to roast,” she said. The Angelos are as serious about coffee at home as they are at the cafe. “It’s a big coffee culture in Australia, we would compete with friends at barbeques to see who could make the best coffee, and who had the best coffee things,” he said. For his 40th birthday his friends gave him an Italian Rocket single group head espresso maker. When the couple moved to Florida, he rewired the house to run a 220v outlet in from the laundry room to power it. “Scott makes me a cappuccino every morning. Regular soy milk, double espresso, no artificial flavor because each country has its own flavor in the bean,” Amy said. “I’m a mom, I will drink it cold, but I haven’t microwaved it in 10 years. It’s not good to reheat that way, the best is to use the steam wand on the espresso machine,” she said. “This will do the least harm to your delicious coffee. I know as a stew on charter, like a mother with two young children, it is hard to drink an entire cup of hot coffee in one sitting. Someone will need a special meal or a head will need to be cleaned.” Today, Oceana Coffee has grown and added another cafe in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and they plan for more locations. The Angelos have even broader goals. “We see having direct relationships with farms and communities in coffee growing regions so we can better assist the farmers, their families and their communities,” Scott said. “And continuing the coffee education into South Florida and the yachting community.” They train crew how to tamp, how hard to press, how to grind; just how to make a great cup of coffee. “I’m a barista,” Amy said. “I took courses in Australia to enhance my skills onboard for our charter clients because coffee is treated more formally in other countries.” And they currently ship coffee to large yacht clients around the world. The Angelos think coffee is important to yachts, too. Because as Amy said, “the two things chief stews have nightmares about running out of are coffee and toilet paper.” To find more on Oceana coffee, visit Dorie Cox is associate editor of The Triton. Comments on this story are welcome at

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FLIBS stew competition on hold; Sampson Cay closed to public Interior staff competition tabled

Yacht Next has hosted the annual Perfect Setting Tabletop Challenge at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show since 2008, but has put this year’s competition on hold. Joanne Lockhart, owner of Yacht Next, a Ft. Lauderdale-based interior design and outfitting company, said the company’s design team has instead focused on the interior design and exterior styling of M/Y Finish Line, a 120-foot Trinity. Lockhart said the yacht is the first interior done by Trinity Yachts at the yard in Mississippi. The competition has been open to about 18 teams of regular crew on yachts participating in the show. Each event has included two themes, formal and informal, to gauge the talents of interior staff. Lockhart said the idea originally came from a magazine article about a table setting show in New York. “I saw it and thought, ‘we need this for the boat show, there is nothing to showcase the capabilities of the interior staff ’,” she said. “Their work is like a secret that guests get to see. The show is great time for everyone else to see their ability and creativity. Some people aren’t aware that they don’t just clean toilets and dishes.”

The tabletop challenge is expected to resume in 2014. – Dorie Cox

Erie closes for repairs

Samspon Cay goes private

The Sampson Cay Club in the Exumas, which closed for renovations Aug. 1, will remain closed to the public. The island and all its amenities, including marina, villas, store and fuel, will be private and for use only by the owner, his family and guests. “The closing of Sampson leaves a big hole for those who made it a regular port of call and/or those who do not like to anchor out,” said Capt. Craig Jones of the 91-foot Burger M/Y Current Issue. With Sampson Cay’s closure, the smaller Compass Cay marina is now the only facility in the middle Exumas with all-around protection, according to a story in the Nassau Guardian newspaper. Staniel Cay Yacht Club offers 18 slips but its docks can become uncomfortable in strong westerly and northerly winds, the newspaper reported. Plans for Leaf Cay, a development project just west of Staniel Cay and led by Capt. Peter Vazquez of M/Y Island Time, include more than 50 protected slips. – Lucy Chabot Reed

Green Turtle deepens

Dredging work at the Green Turtle Club in the Abacos began in late August. When complete, the channel entrance into White Sound will be 10 feet at low water. The controlling depth across the harbor is now 7 feet at low water. Plans are under way to deepen the marina with plan to add a few finger piers. The project is being paid for by the Green Turtle Club and the Bluff House Resort & Marina. Green Turtle Club will re-open from this seasonal maintenance closure on Oct. 25 in time its annual Halloween Party. In related news, with a deepened channel on the horizon, Green Turtle has been selected to host the second leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship, to be called the Green Turtle Cay Championship, from May 21-24, 2014. Green Turtle is a Guy Harvey Outpost Resort property. For more information, visit www.

A large scour hole was detected beneath a supporting pier for the movable dam at Lock E-13 of the Erie Canal on Sept. 17, resulting in the closure of locks 12, 13 and 14 for two to three weeks. Capt. Worth Brown, who transits the canal each year between bases in Florida and Michigan, was heading south when he received the notice to mariners from the New York State Canal Corp. He said he plans to wait at Winter Harbor Marina on the Oneida River for repairs to finish For more information, call 1-8004CANAL4 or visit

Captains host ethics forum

Organizers of a proposed Yacht Captains Association are organizing a captains seminar to be held in the days before the Ft. Lauderdale boat show. The speaker will be Ken Hickling, global manager of Awlgrip and president of the International Superyacht Society, which has spent the past few years writing a code of ethics for the yacht industry. He will speak about ethics and professionalism in yachting. Hickling will present the ISS

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Megayachts require more than mooring ANTIBES, from page A1 • Mataro, also in Barcelona, offers 22 berths for superyachts. • Porto Tarraco in Tarragone, Spain, offers 81 berths from 30m to 130m. • Castel Volturno Marina, 35 km from Napoli, Italy, has started construction to offer 1,270 berths, including 25 reserved for superyachts of 50m or more. Completion is expected in 2014. • Marina Di Loano in southwest Italy will have 1,000 berths up to 65m. www. • The new marina of Imperia, in Italy, about 30 minutes from Monaco, has 1,400 berths up to 90m. • Cala Del Forte, the marina in construction in Ventimiglia, plans to have about 300 berths up to 45m. www. • In the north of Sardinia, the marina La Maddalena is about to become the largest marina in Sardinia with 450 berths up to 114m. • In Licata, south of Sicily, the new marina di Cale del Sole offers 1,500 berths up to 70m. www. • In north Tunisia, the new Marina Bizerte should soon open with 800 berths up to 110m. • The new marina Mandalina in Croatia has 79 berths for superyachts

up to 100m. • Porto Montenegro in the Bay of Kotor, when complete, will offer 640 berths, 130 for superyachts up to 150m. • Karpaz Gate Marina is a new resort in northern Cyprus offering 300 berths, 12 for yachts up to 55m. www. • Limassol marina in Cyprus will soon propose 650 berths from 8m to 110m. • Santa Lucia, the new Port of SaintRaphaël in France, offers 1,630 berths with structures dedicated to yachting and touristic services • The Port Canto in Cannes has been following an ambitious investment program since 2012, offering modern port-related infrastructures: restructuration of the area in water, new management and set up of the quays and pontoons.

Port expansion

All these recent developments offer more than a mooring space to attract superyacht clientele. They develop shops, spas, hotels, restaurants, private properties and other services requested by yacht owners. Most participate in yachting activities and yacht shows presenting their project to yacht users. In comparison with these new locations, the Port of Antibes doesn’t seem up-to-date anymore. Expanding the port to 1,642 berths is a key question for the growth of the town, its companies, and its people. Port Vauban must be modernized. “It is a must and a legal requirement because in 2021, the SAEM (the company that manages the port) will give back the port to the town of Antibes,” Eric Pauget, deputy mayor and president of SAEM, told the magazine Le Point in May. The redevelopment project of Port Vauban was presented to the town in April 2011, a comprehensive program to welcome more and bigger yachts, add a promenade and shops, and address the environment. It also included an extension of the IYCA [the International Yacht Club of Antibes] quay to welcome 25 more large yachts. The project as presented in 2011 doesn’t seem to be advancing. Some development has started, including video surveillance of the port, wifi, adding a second sanitary area, making the harbour master building handicapped accessible, and repairs to the North Quay and its platforms to withstand flooding. The great ideas for the future of the port, not yet registered in any established agenda, include: * Offering to Sophia Antipolis an access to the sea by creating offices on the dedicated quays to companies related to the marine industry. * Terminate the car parking, for

instance by building an underground parking with a walkway to create a uniform area going from the ramparts to the port without obstacles in view. * Renovate the ancient ramparts and create a shopping activity around the harbour master’s office. * Rehabilitate the walkway around the port, which goes from the Old Town to the Fort Carré.

ASAP’s role

But expansion of the port has not yet been addressed. It is because of the lack of information and responses to questions regarding the project -- not to mention the failure to involve the yachting community in Antibes, despite it being the primary stakeholder affected -- that the industry has created ASAP with the goal of finding solutions in this project beneficial to the people and industry of Antibes. The ASAP supports the development of the Port of Antibes. It was created at the end of 2011 by Patrick Gilliot, president of yacht crew outfitter Dolphin Wear, who is the group’s president. It has 349 members, of which 100 are local yachting companies representing about 500 jobs. Its board includes Gilliot, Nick Hill of Hill Robinson, Ulf Sydbeck of Riviera Yacht Support, Chantal Lemeteyer of Monaco Marine, and Muriel Penoty of the Antibes Yacht Show. The group’s mission is to help communication between the port, the mayor’s office and the future users of the port, professionals as well as individual, and to bring to officials constructive criticism, expertise and data related to the development of the port. During its press conference on Sept. 6, ASAP announced the creation of seven working groups to individually address the concerns of all stakeholders, from those who live and use the port to crew, the small yacht industry and the superyacht industry. More specifically, it aims to help the mayor and port determine a final objective. Since its inception, ASAP has held meetings with officials to communicate its goals and provide data on its efforts related to the project, including an economic study of yachting in the region, and analysis of other port development in the Med. Its goal is to have a working document completed by next summer. Membership in ASAP is free and open to anyone who lives or works in Antibes or works directly or indirectly with the port. For more information, visit www. Lucy Chabot Reed is editor of The Triton. Comments are welcome at lucy@

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Inaugural yacht symposium, insurance seminar on calendar NEWS BRIEFS from page A5 perspective on professionalism and ethics and will challenge captains to consider the topic from their perspective and what role they can play in improving industry ethical standards. The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at Bistro Mezzaluna and include a presentation and open discussion on the merits of the proposed YCA. Capt. Ian Bone, Capt. Michael Schueler, Capt. Wendy Umla and Capt. Chris Lewis will facilitate the discussion. To request an invitation, e-mail

New symposium set for Oct. 3

The first Fort Lauderdale Yacht Symposium is planned for Oct. 3. The full-day symposium will feature 30 speakers in panel discussions on topics ranging from crew training and leadership to provisioning and shipyards. The goal is to collect Ft. Lauderdale’s yachting industry for conversations about the industry. Organized by the King’s Institute of Private Service Cost is $10 for the whole day. To register, visit www.yachtsymposium. com.

Seminar covers insurance issues

Ft. Lauderdale Mariners’ Club is hosting its 24th annual marine seminar on Thursday, Oct. 30, the day before the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show begins. Though established for insurance agents, brokers and underwriters, admiralty attorneys and marine surveyors, several of the seminar’s seven sessions address insurance and legal issues of interest to yacht captains. These include one session about liabilities related to seasonal navigation limits as it relates to weather, another about the impact of MLC on large charter yachts (especially on their full- and part-time crew), and how far the criminal acts exclusion extents to owners and captains (do violating rules of the road count?). Cost to attend the one-day seminar begins at $465 (by Sept 23). Membership in the FLMC is not required. Attendance is limited to 535. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort and Marina on 17th Street. The club will also hold a golf tournament the day before, on Tuesday, Oct. 29. For more information or to register for either event, visit www.

Ft. Lauderdale shipwright dies

Shipwright John Carlson died in South Florida on Sept. 12 of cancer. He was 57. Mr. Carlson had been selfemployed as a shipwright and custom carpenter since 1981 in Ft. Lauderdale, specializing in woodworking for private homes and motoryachts. Recently, he has worked on M/Y Sovereign, and M/Y Harbour Island, a 180-foot Newcastle. “John was a damn fine shipwright,” his brother-in-law Peter Bolan wrote in a memorial. “He joined and shaped wood so that it would dance on water. He had an innate sense of the mathematics involved in creating scarf so well that it looked as if the wood had grown together in continuous sinew. “He was at home in the world of boats where there are few straight lines or square edges and arithmetics gives way to calculus to find the sweet and subtle curves that make the beautiful.” Mr. Carlson worked with partner Mary Jo Carlson at their company John Carlson Custom Carpentry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, +1 800-633-2577, and – Dorie Cox

Electronics veteran dies

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Hawkins died in Ft. Lauderdale on Sept 2 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. A “big-boat” captain from Newport in the late 1970s, Capt. Hawkins ran the 68-foot Trumpy M/Y Koala, “a big boat back then,” his friend and broker David Nichols said. He also ran the Burger M/Y Ariguani for a time. Capt. Hawkins and his wife at the time ran the resort at White Bay Sand Castle on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands for a few years before returning to the United States in the early 1990s. “He was a true friend,” Nichols said. “You know how it is when you don’t see each other for a while and when you meet up again, it’s like no time has passed at all. I was lucky to have him as a friend for more than 30 years.” For the past 10-15 years, Capt. Hawkins worked in the marine electronics field, most recently as sales manager at Johnson Electronics in Ft. Lauderdale. Before he died, his friends organized a benefit with the help of the Marine Industry Cares Foundation in which nearly 200 people attended, raising money for his family. Capt. Hawkins was there. Though weak from cancer treatments, he See NEWS BRIEFS, page A9


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New PBI-NAS flight begins

BahamasAir announced it will begin a nonstop flight between Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and Nassau, Bahamas, in a 50-seat aircraft beginning Nov. 11. The one-hour flights will depart Nassau on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays at 12:45 p.m., and depart PBI at 2:30 p.m. Introductory tickets, which must be purchased by Oct. 31 but can be used any time, are available for $59 one-way.

MYS to add 15 slips in 2014

As this year’s Monaco Yacht Show prepared to open in mid-September, organizers announced that it will add 15 berths to the 2014 show. This year, 103 yachts were scheduled to appear, about the same number as in recent years, a number restricted because of space in the harbor. But next year, the show will extend its berth capacities to the entrances of Port Hercules to host four 35m yachts, four 40m yachts, one 45m unit, two yachts of 50 meters, one of 68m, one of 90m and two 120m megayachts. This decision is the first result of a new partnership signed over the summer by the three players of Port Hercules – the Monaco Harbors Management Company (S.E.P.M.), the Monaco Yacht Club and the Monaco Yacht Show – in an effort to make Monaco the “capital of yachting”, statement said.

MLC guide revised

Isle of Man-based yacht service and support company Döhle Yachts has updated its guide to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) to incorporate changes implemented in August. The new 28-page guide contains a summary of the MLC (a 110-page document) and the latest information, guidance, interpretation and actions required by those involved in the running and management of

superyachts. “Many people in the industry have tried to ignore the implications of the MLC, or have hoped that the regulations won’t apply to them,” Dohle Yachts Director Robert Tobin said. “We at Döhle Yachts, however, welcome the ratification and introduction of the MLC as a means of insuring standardization, and where required, the improvement of working conditions for those employed at sea.” At the end of the guide, Döhle included some checklists that crew use as quick reference guides, including compliance requirements for yachts, MLC inspection requirements for commercial yachts, and garbage management for yachts. To download the revised guide, visit

Turkey may buy Savarona

The government of Turkey looked into buying in mid-September the yacht that was assigned to the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and turn it into a museum and venue to host foreign officials, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported. The 446-foot (136m) M/Y Savarona, built by Blohm & Voss, launched in 1931. By the time it was commissioned, Ataturk could only use it a few months before becoming ill and later dying.

LPG cylinders recalled

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued an emergency order mandating a recall of cylinders manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Company. PHMSA also terminated the company’s authority to re-qualify and manufacture DOT cylinders. The order mandated more than 55,000 two-piece fully wrapped fiber composite cylinders be removed from service. These composite cylinders are commonly used as portable fuel tanks for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). For questions, call PHMSA’s Hazardous Materials Information Center at +1 800-467-4922.

IMO fixes BNWAS rule

Lloyd’s Register released an alert in September about bridge navigational watch alarm system (BNWAS) requirements for vessels built before July 2002 New SOLAS requirements for BNWAS entered into force on Jan. 1, 2011, and were intended to apply to all vessels. However, an omission in the amendments meant the requirements technically did not apply to vessels constructed (having their keels laid) before July 1, 2002. That has been corrected.

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Triton Expo moves to MPT for biggest event of the year The Triton is moving its fall Expo to the grounds of Maritime Professional Training in Ft. Lauderdale this month. Join us and up to 30 vendors of goods and services that can help yacht captains and crew do their jobs better. We’re also reviving our speakers and resume clinic. No RSVPs are necessary. Just bring business cards, a resume if you want a yacht captain to critique it, and a willingness to talk to someone you don’t already know. This event typically attracts about 500 people. As we prepare for our biggest event of the year, we sat down with sisters Amy Beavers and Lisa Morley who run the family business to learn more about what they enjoy about our semiannual Triton Expo. Q. Why are you guys willing to close your school an hour early and let us take over your campus? Morley: Supporting the local community is a big part of what we do. We use local printers, buy from local florists, eat on 17th Street. Your events are about supporting crew, who support us. It’s all about giving back. And it’s a wonderful opportunity for crew to network in an environment that’s relaxed, more of a social. You do that every month with your networking events, but this is a different level of event, with all the businesses there. The crew who come to this event are really taking the industry seriously. Q. That’s sort of the trend in the industry right now, though, don’t you think? Morley: Yes, and the recession brought that about. The ones who have stayed in have more to offer. It was instilled in them that they needed to keep up with their licensing. Beavers: We advise all our students to ask, what’s the best license for me? It’s not about what size the boat is. Keep licensing at the highest level you can to keep moving up in your career. Q. The U.S. hasn’t signed the new MLC law that everyone’s been fussing about. Is that good or bad for U.S. yachties? Beavers: It’s a problem for us. So many of the good things that the MLC offers are for the third world seafarer: safety standards, fair pay, medical care. It’s hard to say how many of those things will help yacht crew. People writing these things don’t think about yachts. They come from shipping companies, the government, unions. Q. Amy, you have recently been appointed vice president of the Maritime Education Standards

Council, a group of maritime training schools. How will that help the yachting industry? Beavers: Anytime you have a group in consensus, the government will listen a lot better than if one person is complaining. Coast Guard licensing people sit in on our meetings and listen to our concerns. It’s effective in changing policy, but not laws. Q. That’s why your appointment to MERPAC is significant, right? (Beavers recently received a federal appointment to serve on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee, which advises the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to the training, qualification, licensing, certification and fitness of seamen in the merchant marine. Her three-year term began Feb. 15.) Beavers: We’re helping USCG implement regulations in ways that are fair. We can’t eliminate the fact that the IMO is requiring a certain course, but we can say, give them more time, or make it effective only with their next renewal. I think students would be surprised to know the schools fight against expanding credentials. Q. You’re right, they would. Why would schools fight against more course requirements? That’s how you make money, right? Beavers: Yes, but it costs us a lot to develop new courses, hire instructors, establish classroom space, buy equipment. There were only 4-5 of us teaching 20 years ago. It was easier then. Q. Do you miss teaching? Beavers: Yes, I do. I really miss it. Morley: But she gets to do a lot of counseling so she’s still able to stay connected with the students. Meet the whole MPT team at the Triton Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 6-9 p.m. on the grounds behind MPT, 1915 S. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. Our speakers are Triton columnists Alene Keenan, a chief stew who recently began teaching at MPT, and Capt. Rob Gannon, who now runs a career coaching company focused on the yachting industry. The Triton Expo’s resume clinic will be staffed by both yacht captains and crew placement agents to offer a variety of tips on how to get the most from that first impression. And 30 vendors will be exhibiting their good and services, all designed to help yacht crew do their jobs better. Delicious food, beverages and music will round out the event. See you there.

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Kick off boat show season with Triton networking at Ward’s As the boat show season heats up this month, join us on the third Wednesday (Oct. 16) for Triton networking at Ward’s Marine Electric. This is the fifth year Ward’s has hosted Triton networking in October and the events get bigger and bigger. Join us from 6-8 p.m. as Ward’s celebrates 10 years in their new building by looking back to the first 10 years of the company, back to the 1950s. The theme is Beach Bash. Think surfboards, woody station wagons, and “Where the Boys Are”. There will be music, food, and the chance to tour the facility. Until then, get to know Ward’s from Chief Operating Hebert Officer Kristina Hebert. Q. Tell us a little about Ward’s. What do you do for yachts? The short quick answer is everything marine electrical. The longer answer is peace of mind, to both owners and captains alike. Ward’s is involved with every aspect of power generation and distribution on yachts. We have a 10,000-squarefoot parts warehouse and we sell and distribute more than 15,000 marine electrical components. Our staff of 20 ABYC-certified marine electrical technicians diagnose, repair, and upgrade electrical systems. Almost all of our services and products can be customized to any size vessel. We see safety and reliability as the highest priority for any seagoing vessel. There will never be a time when we sacrifice these values because of the scope of the job or size of boat. With us, it’s all about customer satisfaction and keeping the trust captains have in our products and services. Q. Ward’s has a few departments crew may not of be aware of. Tell us about those. For the longest time our marketing brand stated: sales, service, and engineering. These departments are the foundation of our business. Over the last few years we’ve added panel production and manufacturing to the list of services available. To keep our quality standards, we started designing, installing and customizing panels in-house. All panels are manufactured on site. Our panel production department is responsible for all the painting, engraving and wiring that goes into each project. Q. So what’s new with Ward’s since we talked to you last year? This year we are celebrating 10 years in our current facility. While we have operated out of numerous facilities over the years, we have always stayed true to the philosophy my grandfather established long ago: Safety and

customer satisfaction above all else. After successful completion of a prototype installation on USCG cutter Midgett, Ward’s has received the contract to install a real-time hull stress monitoring system on board the 378-foot Hamilton-class cutter series. We also combined several divisions (engraving, paint, manufacturing and inside repair) into one division called Inside Services. Production stages and efficiencies are measured with greater consistency under single management. The engraving department has a new state-of-the-art laser engraver and paint booth system. Today’s modern

boat owner wants a unique look and the ability to put his/her own stamp on their boat. Together these new tools will allow us to do just that. We recently built pump control boxes for Titan Salvage for equipment being used in the salvage of the Costa Concordia. Our switchgear division has completed the design of a threegenerator switchboard with emergency switchboard. All Ward’s switchgear is manual first and automated second. An automation fault shall never prohibit a power source from being manually connected and providing electrical power to the vessel.

And we’ve added a service coordinator to our service team. Pam Archard has already made the process of scheduling service and technician dispatch much more efficient. There’s more, so I hope your readers will stop by on Oct. 16 to see it all for themselves. Find Ward’s Marine Electric, (+1 954-523-2815, www.wardsmarine. com) at 617 S.W. Third Ave. From 17th Street, take Andrews Avenue north to Southwest Seventh Street, make a left across the railroad tracks to Third Avenue and make a right. See you there.

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Resolve expands services in Alaska, Invenia launches med side Hill Robinson opens crew office

Yacht brokerage and management company Hill Robinson has opened a crew office in Antibes to aid in the staffing of the 45 yachts under management. It will be managed by Esther Delamare, formerly of Fraser’s The Crew Network. Crew can visit Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon to speak with a recruitment agent, or register online at The office is located opposite the railway station.

Resolve acquires Alaska group

Ft. Lauderdale-based Resolve Marine Group has acquired Magone Marine Services of western Alaska, resulting in expanded emergency response and marine services. The new business will be named Resolve-Magone Marine Services (Alaska) and homeported at Dutch Harbor, where Magone Marine is based. Its founder, Dan Magone, will continue overseeing operations. Resolve has relocated two vessels to augment Magone’s fleet in Alaska: the salvage tug Resolve Pioneer with an

80-ton bollard pull capability, and the salvage barge RMG 300, which has a 450-ton capacity crane on board. “Dan Magone’s background is amazing and we’re really looking forward to adding his unique expertise to Resolve” Resolve President Joe Farrell said. “There’s no substitute for experience in our industry.” Magone Marine has operated out of Dutch Harbor for nearly 40 years, providing salvage, emergency assistance, and ship repair services in the Bering Sea region. Details at

Invenia launches medical side

Ft. Lauderdale-based Invenia Technologies, a drug and environmental testing company, has launched a medical division. The new division provides Class A, B and C medical kits as well as replenishment and refurbishment for existing vessel medical kits. The company has also designed a kit specifically for the sportfish market as well as small and large tender kits and diving kits. The division will be managed by former Ocean Medical employees Rebecca Castellano in Ft. Lauderdale as manager of sales for the USA/ Caribbean and Nicholas Stael von Holstein in Palma as manager of sales in Europe. Ocean Medical was bought by MedAire in April. Invenia’s medical division offers to yachts a full range of medical supplies such as defibrillators, medical oxygen, trauma packs and stretchers; the 24/7 doctor call service The First Call (TFC); and state-of-the-art telemedicine with Safe Triage System (STS), a tablet PC with video/still photo capability for capturing vital signs and transmitting this data in real time to doctors. For more information, visit www.

MicFil division opens

Francois Greyling, former superintendent for quality and safety with Fraser Yachts, has started a company in Ft. Lauderdale to sell, install and service MicFil oil and fuel filters. The filters are up to 20 times finer than standard filters and include a magnetic system on the injectors that, according to the company, eliminate the need to change oil. “It sounds too good to be true, I know, but I just came back from Germany and there are ships on the Rhine using this system that have 22,000 hours with no oil change,” Greyling said. The more that oil gets passed through the filters, the cleaner it gets, he said. He tells his customers to try skipping one scheduled oil change and then test the oil to see how it is. Skip another and the oil will be even cleaner, he said. And with fuel, the system removes particles, resulting in a cleaner burn with less soot and more efficiency, according to company literature. Capt. Alex Proch, formerly of the 100-foot Broward M/Y Quiet Place, introduced these filters in a story in the December 2007 issue of The Triton. For more information, visit www. In North America, contact Greyling at +1 954-736-0382 or through – Lucy Chabot Reed


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Raven Offshore Yacht ships first boat charter from Seattle BUSINESS BRIEFS, from page A12

Raven loads and departs

The first charter of new Seattlebased yacht transport company Raven Offshore Yacht Shipping (above) loaded and departed on schedule on Aug. 25 from Vancouver, B.C. Co-founded earlier this year by insurance broker Rick Gladych and Anthony Utley of Raven Marine Services, Raven Offshore Yacht Shipping charters the decks of Grieg’s L-Class Ships and they are paid-in-full, virtually eliminating third-party issues that created trouble for YachtPath International this summer. Unpaid

shipping bills caused YachtPath to file bankruptcy in March. Raven uses the lift on/lift off services of Marine Heavy Lift Services (MHL). “If you book, we ship, period,” said Gladych, who has worked with shipper YachtPath in the past. “We encourage all potential customers to thoroughly research our entire operation from top to bottom, because a well-educated consumer will be our best customer.” The transport ship was expected to arrive in Port Everglades in September before heading off to its final destination in Northern Europe. For more information, visit www.

RoboVault gets new leader

Ft. Lauderdale-based RoboVault, robotic self-storage facility, has been acquired by BBX Capital. Former BankAtlantic executive Susan McGregor has been named its president and general manager. BBX Capital is the non-banking successor to BankAtlantic Bancorp and focuses on acquiring mid-market businesses positioned for growth. McGregor said the facility is a perfect match for the yachting industry that surrounds it in southeastern Ft. Lauderdale. It provides short-term as well as long-term storage so would be convenient for yachts during refit, she said. “We believe RoboVault would be a great partner with the yachting industry,” she said. “We work very closely with high net-worth customers, just like captains and crew do, so we

know what they expect.” Opened about four years ago, RoboVault is a facility that offers robotic storage of luxury items including cars, fine art, antiques and wine. Its 487 units are climate controlled, secured by biometrics and fully automated. There is no human access to the robotic storage area. It also has 66 units of various sizes for conventional self-storage. The facility is wind resistant up to 200 mph (category 5 hurricane) and stores items 30 feet above sea level. The fine art and antiques division offers pick up, packaging, shipping, storage and installation services. It also has a wine vault that is climate and humidity controlled. The 46 units in that area are nearly sold out, she said, so the company is planning to double that space. And there is also a safety deposit vault onsite accessed by biometrics such as iris scans and fingerprints. “There is so much to RoboVault,” McGregor said. “We’re going to have an open house for the yachting industry. You really have to walk through the facility to get an idea of all that we can do. BBX Capital bought the facility out of bankruptcy in April. McGregor joined the company in July. –Lucy Chabot Reed

Cruising Club pulishes guide

The Atlantic Cruising Club has released its newest guide of marinas, the Guide to Florida’s West Coast Marinas, which includes the 161 marinas that welcome yachts from Everglades City to Pensacola. ACC’s guides include a special rating symbol for marinas with facilities capable of providing overnight or longer dockage/moorings for large vessels. They are available in both print and searchable digital formats with information including controlling depths and provisioning resources to photographs and sightseeing, historic or other attractions (including golf courses). ACC guides cover 1,600 marinas from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Pensacola and from Desolation Sound, British Columbia, to the Oregon/California border on the West Coast. The company’s next guide will be an updated Guide to Long Island Sound Marinas followed by a new Guide to East Coast MegaYacht Marinas in 2014. The guides do not accept advertising from marinas nor does it request payment from marinas that are included in the guide. The digital version – for now, only for PCs – has both criteria-based or


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Scout buys Hunt; Azimut-Benetti names CEO BUSINESS BRIEFS, from page A13 geography-based search interfaces, up to 25 photos of each marina, hot e-mail and Web site links, etc. The company is working on an iPad version as well as an app for all smart phones. The Triton has a copy of this book. If you are a yacht captain or crew member who travels this region and can use the book, e-mail

Gresham opens office in UK

Yacht designer Steve Gresham has opened an office in Hampshire, UK. Gresham Yacht Design (www. offers design, engineering and project management services. Gresham Yacht Design specializes in the exterior design/styling of yachts from 25m to 120m. Gresham has worked with Don Shead Yacht Design and Tony Castro Yacht Design.

Scout buys Hunt Yachts

Scout Partners, which acquired The Hinckley Company in 2010, has acquired Hunt Yachts of Portsmouth, R.I. Scout is a partnership between David Howe and Peterson Capital,

which was created to work with U.S.based companies that show potential for long-term success. The firm purchased The Hinckley Company at the end of 2010. Hinckley service yards will work service Hunt products. Hunt will operate under the name Hunt Yachts Luppi and will maintain the same relationship it has had with C. Raymond Hunt Associates as the exclusive designer of its product line, powerboats from 25 to 74 feet.

New CEO at Azimut-Benetti

Ferruccio Luppi has been named to the new position of CEO of the AzimutBenetti Group. Luppi, a collaborator of FIAT CEO Sergio Marchionne in the period of relaunch of the automotive group, will implement the yacht builders’ strategic plan through control of the three business lines: yachts, megayachts and “yachtique”, according to a press release.

West Marine adds Brownie’s

The products of Ft. Lauderdale-

based Brownie’s Marine Group, a developer, manufacturer and distributor of highly specialized dive and safety products, have been added to West Marine’s online store. West Marine is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, with more than 300 stores in 38 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Canada, and carries more than 75,000 products. Brownie’s has had a presence in several West Marine stores over the years, but this is the first time that Brownie’s products will appear on the West Marine Web site. “The exposure to our products is invaluable,” said Stacy Wall, head of dealer support and new development of Brownie’s Marine Group. “It will to be exciting to see what the effect will be in sales over the months to come.” For more details, visit www.

Sevenstar adds to sales team

Holland-based yacht transport company Sevenstar Yacht Transport has appointed Ian Holtedahl-Finlay as part of its UK sales team. “With Ian aboard we are able to further expand the liner services


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Tropic adds seaplane to Bimini, YAG raises $11,000 for charity BUSINESS BRIEFS, from page A14 offered by Sevenstar Yacht Transport,” said Mike Herrebrugh, director of Sevenstar Yacht Transport UK. “We set up the liner services a year and a half ago and we are now noticing that Sevenstar is becoming increasingly known for not only charter sailings, but also for offering a bespoke liner option.” The company has shipped 135 boats on its liner services so far this year.’

September. Formed in 2010, the SSA strives to preserve the ecologically significant yet highly vulnerable Sargasso Sea, located south and east of the Gulf Stream, through management regimes and legal protection strategies, including Marine Protected Areas. The SeaKeeper Award is given every year by the Coral Gables-based International SeaKeepers Society, a not-for-profit organization that enables the yachting community to collect data of the oceans worldwide to enhance marine sciences and ocean conservation efforts. Past honorees of the SeaKeeper Award include Sylvia Earle, H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Kelly Slater for their commitment to ocean conservation.

Tahiti Private Expeditions Tropic adds seaplane

Fort Lauderdale-based Tropic Ocean Airways, which re-instituted regular seaplane service last year, has added an eight-passenger seaplane (shown above). The charter company offers scheduled flights to Bimini (Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday) and charters seven days a week to anywhere in the Bahamas, the Florida Keys and Florida. Tropic Ocean Airways, www., is the only U.S. based seaplane airline authorized by the Bahamian government to service the North Bimini Seaplane Base (formerly operated by the now defunct Chalk’s International Airline). Tropic Ocean also has a fourpassenger Cessna 206. Rob Ceravolo, a Navy Top Gun-rated fighter pilot, and partner Nick Veltre founded tropic Ocean Airways in 2012.

YAG raises money

YachtAid Global held a fundraiser during the America’s Cup races in San Francisco in September and raised about $11,000 for the yachting charity. YAG enlists yachts traveling the globe to deliver medical, school and social supplies to coastal communities all over the world. The event was held aboard the expresidential yacht USS Potomac. About 95 percent of attendees and those winning the auctions were from outside the superyacht industry, according to Dhardra Blake, YAG event adviser

SeaKeeper honors SSA

The Sargasso Sea Alliance (SSA) was awarded the SeaKeeper Award at this year’s Bal de la Mer, held at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco in

Tahiti Private Expeditions, a dive trip company that specializes in yachts, has launched a sister company, Superyacht Private Expeditions, to help yachts traveling beyond French Polynesia. For more information, visit both Web sites at and

West Marine looking for green

West Marine has begun taking nominations for its fifth annual Green Product of the Year contest. Matt Hyde, CEO, West Marine. The winner, to win $10,00, will be announced at next year’s Miami International Boat Show in February. The competition is free and open to individuals, manufacturers, distributors and/or inventors of boating products. The judges will select the winner based on these criteria: 1. Effectiveness: Is the product as effective as competitive products? 2. Economy: Is the product priced competitively with existing solutions or similar products in the market? 3. Environmental Impact: How does the use of this product benefit the environment? 4. Degree of Innovation: Is the product different? Does the product incorporate new materials or technologies? 5. Timing: Was the product introduced to the marketplace in 2013 or will it be introduced in 2014? 6. Verification of claims: All environmental or efficacy claims must be verifiable and substantiated by an independent third party. Participants can enter the contest, as well as view the complete rules and entry requirements, by completing an entry form at until Nov. 22.

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Captains want crew to work, not just travel BRIDGE, from page A1 Many people new to yachting begin by dayworking to get a foot in the door. Dayworking is also common among existing yacht crew between jobs who are looking for their next boat. But from a captain’s perspective, just what value do dayworkers have? Can’t you or your crew do this work yourselves and just choose not to? “Absolutely not,” one captain said. “We hire because we need to. We’re down to skeleton crew. We used to be the captain and five crew; now we’re down to three. Even properly crewed, I still need dayworkers seasonally to get all the maintenance done.” Other captains agreed. When we asked about the dayworker pool, the captains noted that there are good workers to be found, even if it’s harder to find them in some places. “The quality of dayworkers in Ft. Lauderdale is a little less than it was,” one captain said. “Guys in Antigua will break themselves the whole day.” “It’s a good thing for other crew to see that, and to comment on it in front of them,” another said. “It keeps them a little scared for their jobs.” The subject of pay did not create much conversation. Something between $12 and $20 an hour appeared pretty standard, depending on the work that’s required and the level of skill of the worker. These captains also didn’t blink at providing lunch and even transportation to their temporary crew. “Pay is driven by what the owner is willing to pay and what you can hire for,” one captain said. “I’ll pay $15 [an hour] for a stew doing laundry, $20 for someone experienced helping in the engine room. They get lunch and a train ticket, and I’ll pick them up from the train, drop them off.” Another captain pays a little more so he doesn’t have to fuss with hiring. “I use yacht management companies that hire dayworkers,” this captain said. “You pay $25 an hour for someone that a reputable company has already vetted. If I need someone to do some waxing, or I need help in the engine room, it’s worth it to me to spend a little extra for that service.” “And for piece of mind,” another captain said. “And not to waste my time,” the first captain replied. “I like to give a guy walking the docks an opportunity, but it usually doesn’t work out,” one captain said. “Say I need the stainless waxed and the bilges cleaned. He says, ‘I’ll be here at 7 tomorrow morning.’ At 9:30, I get a See BRIDGE, page A17

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Attendees of The Triton’s October Bridge luncheon were, from left, Paul Warner of M/Y Believe, Herb Magney of M/Y At Last, Brad Helton (freelance), Paul Preston of M/Y Trading Places IV, Murray Monds of M/Y Cheers 46, and Steve Steinberg of M/Y Illiquid. PHOTO/LUCY REED

Daywork a springboard when crew take it seriously and work BRIDGE, from page A16 phone call to tell me he couldn’t get a ride. It’s a waste of my time.” Are dayworkers only hired for entry level tasks? “Certainly, dayworking is how most people get started in yachting,” one captain said. “But this is where you have to make a difference between dayworkers and freelance,” another said. “Freelance workers have skills and are not entry level. Something else is going on in their life and they aren’t looking for permanent work.” “It’s hard to find good dayworkers that you take in off the street and say ‘here’s what has to be done’ without holding their hand and spending the whole day with them,” said a third. “They’re always working next to someone else,” another captain said. “Your experienced people spread out with an assistant get more done. It’s part of the planning, and it’s part of the learning how to teach. They have to take responsibility for someone else’s actions so they learn responsibility.” “Being on smaller boats, I have to have someone who can work unsupervised,” said another. When not calling a management company for dayworkers, a few of these captains said they often just call their favorite crew house. “I use Neptune Group’s Daywork123,” one captain said of the free Web site that lists available crew with their phone numbers and resumes. “I’ve even found full-time crew off of that.” “I go to Josh [Cunningham] of Freedom Yacht Services,” another captain said of the Ft. Lauderdale company that offers all sorts of cleaning services. “You’re getting good work from a reputable company.” “I usually ask my crew if they know anyone,” said a third. “It’s also a function of where you are docked. At Lauderdale Marine Center, they don’t

let you in to walk the docks so if I find someone there, they are already vetted by the fact that they got through the front gate.” The captains shared a few stories of bad dayworker experiences, which sparked these tips for anyone looking to work on a yacht: knock on hulls, walk the docks, show up, do what you are told, don’t complain. “Don’t just leave a card or a resume,” one captain said. “Talk to the captain or the mate.” “Do not go papering every boat on the dock, especially just laying it on the teak,” another captain said. “When you come back to ask for work, you can have it, cleaning up the mess you left.” “I’ll tell them to come back and see me tomorrow,” said a third. “That’s a test. If they show up, I’ll give them some work.” “But there’s a difference in being persistent and not paying attention to what you are doing,” one captain noted. “I’ve seen kids come back the next day and give me the same spiel all over again, completely forgetting that they talked to me yesterday. Pay attention to the boats you call on. It’s your job. Approach it professionally.” Sprinkled in among their dayworker horror stories were a few reports of remarkable dayworker experiences these captains had, including one young man who offered to do anything that needed to be done. “He didn’t even ask a price,” this captain said. “He showed up at 7:30, I bought him lunch, and he knocked off at 6. I wanted to give him money, but he said no. He just wanted to do it for the experience.” Did you let him do that? “Yes, but then I got him a deckhand job on a 150-foot and a year later, he’s a mate.” Lucy Chabot Reed is editor of The Triton. Comments on this story are welcome at

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E Clay Shaw Memorial Bridge in Ft. Lauderdale.

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Shaw helped save jobs, show bonds and customs deferral Former U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw, who represented South Florida in Washington, died Sept. 17 after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 74. Mr. Shaw spent 26 years in Washington but also served in public office in Fort Lauderdale. His ties to South Florida’s marine industry were strong, as recalled by a colleague. While it is with great sadness that I write these words, there is also an equally compelling feeling of pride. No matter what capacity you may have been introduced to him, whether it be as congressman, representative, mayor or simply by his first name, you always shook the hand of a champion, especially if you were a part of the marine industry. For those who never had the honor of meeting E. Clay Shaw, I will highlight just a couple of his accomplishments that blessed our industry. We all remember the devastating effects of the luxury tax placed on our industry and others. In January of 1993, Congressman Shaw introduced the Boating Industry Jobs Preservation Act of 1991. The difference in years is more than likely the result of the time it took to finally get the bill introduced with 137 co-sponsors. That bill ultimately resulted in the repeal of the tax, saving hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country. In 1997, Congressman Shaw was responsible for the enactment of the boat show bond that allowed foreignflagged yachts over 80 feet to defer paying duty to Customs for six months

as long as they participated in South Florida’s boat shows (Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach). Congressman Shaw understood the significance of the show and the international market it represented. When the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) began the journey of removing the recreational marine industry from the federal jurisdiction of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act in 2001, the first meeting was with Congressman Shaw to develop a strategy. That strategy proved successful in 2009 when the amendment was signed. In 2002, the E Clay Shaw Memorial Bridge was completed. We know it simply as the 17th Street bridge). Mr. Shaw was a critical component of the project and was instrumental in acquiring funding for the project and maintaining its status as a drawbridge even though it was raised significantly over the waterway. Imagine the boats today that would have never been able to frequent our waterways if that had been a fixed bridge. These are only a few of the legacies Clay Shaw left behind. I encourage you to visit the web and you will see decades of help to the citizens of South Florida and across this nation. So the next time you visit Fort Lauderdale, and the South Florida region, remember all of the many gifts the marine industry was given by such a great leader. Kristina Hebert President, MIASF

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t’s shipyard season, time to capture photos of the activities onboard your yacht. Show us your engine and deck crew; whether sanding, polishing, repairing toys or doing maintenance in the engine room. rew Eye is the forum for images of yachting as only crew can see it. Send your photos to editorial@ Be sure to include where it was taken, when, and what kind of equipment you used.


Survey gives valuable intel

I just finishing reading the article “Tie me up, tie me down, but make it side-to” [Triton survey, page C1, September issue]. What a great article. This is great information to provide an unbiased account to new marina owners, especially those in the development stage, as what to look for. We go through all these recommendations everywhere such as wi-fi and consistent electrical service. And, of course, we recommend concrete floating docks with finger piers for ease of use. Steve Ryder Manager of Project Development Bellingham Marine

Chef Lauren Bowes said she has thousands of photos from her travels on S/Y Avalon and M/Y Hope. She has captured images from Cabo San Lucas, the Panama Canal, San Blas Islands and Boca Del Toro off Panama and Plancencia in Belize. She uses a DSLR Nikon D80 with 70-300mm and a 18-55mm DX lenses. This month we chose her subtle shot of a single mangrove seed taking root in shallow water.

Don’t be fooled; rights cost money This letter comes from a veteran captain who was not paid for his final weeks of work and the advice he received about what to do about it. He asked that his name not be printed, though he is known to The Triton.

I have just had a very pleasant conversation with a maritime attorney concerning crew rights. The bottom line is that crew do have rights but they have to pay for them and there is no guarantee that they will ever recover a dime. I have retained an attorney and have to advance $1,500 to get him to write a threatening letter (without teeth) to a billionaire. He/she can play the legal game and delay the repayment almost indefinitely or, alternatively, threaten to sue the crew member. The attorney agreed that I did have a right for payment but if I wanted to consider putting realistic teeth in the threat for seizure or lien, he would require a $10,000 retainer. This is a practice that only large companies have the assets to fight for. My claim of [a few thousand dollars] is “chump change” to owners and they know it. It’s all very disheartening as I thought the reason for many of the rules is to prevent this from happening.

Capt. Scott Lacroix captured sunset at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla. in January. Lacroix said he has been on M/Y Utopia for the last six years. This brilliant color photo was taken with an iPhone.

Browsing medical articles could save a life Sea Sick column could save a life

Wow… great article on heart health [“Healthy, young and fit can still be vulnerable to heart attacks,” by Keith Murray, page B2, September issue]. Earlier this summer my husband and chef in our industry for 20 years was on watch (by himself) at Old Port Cove Marina when he felt the symptoms of a heart attack. Just like [Murray’s friend] Ron, we had done a full scan a year Editor Lucy Chabot Reed, Associate Editor Dorie Cox,

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earlier to make sure he was fine as this is a hereditary problem. Thank God he recognize the symptoms and was aware of his body. He got himself to the hospital in time because he was having a myocardial infarction. The staff at Palm Beach Gardens Hospital was amazing, and after three catheterizations in four days, five stents and one month of cardiac rehab,

Contributors Carol Bareuther, Chef Lauren Bowes, Chris Campbell, Capt. Mark A. Cline, Bosun Martin Cunocka, Capt. Jake DesVergers, Capt. Rob Gannon, Chef Mark Godbeer, Kristina Hebert, Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson, Chief Stew Alene Keenan, Capt. Scott Lacroix, Keith Murray, Alison Rese, Rossmare Intl., Capt. John Wampler

I am happy to report he is doing just fine. It will take some time for him to regain his strength, but he is doing very well. I believe years of training onboard yachts (with as little medical knowledge as one gets) and just even browsing articles like this from The Triton can be lifesaving. Cris Clifford Aqualux Outfitting

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Doctor is the detective When someone is sick onboard, share the clues.


Boats and brokers in news Sales noted in Monaco and Ft. Lauderdale this month. B9

IBEX innovations win Awards given to paints, fabrics, electronics, marine head. B11

LY3 rewrites radio, bunk and sub rules

Shake, rattle and roll

The most common cause of vibration problems on yachts is related to machinery installation and alignment, ILLUSTRATION PROVIDED and more specifically, the main propulsion machinery isolation mounts.

Technology isolates yacht vibrations By Lucy Chabot Reed The gentle hum of an engine can be soothing when under way. In fact, some people sleep soundly to the low vibrations. But when vibrations begin to shake the chandelier, it’s time to have things checked out. Vibration expert Rich Merhige talked about the basics of vibrations and the tools his company, Advanced Mechanical Enterprises (AME) in Ft. Lauderdale, uses to diagnose problems with misalignment, imbalance and vibration. What once was raw waveform data (the plot of a signal whose amplitude varies with time) can now be broken down into a series of sines and cosines of particular frequencies and amplitudes. Thanks to microprocessors and their ever increasing power, vibration analyzers have gotten more powerful,

It’s the season for shows Ft. Lauderdale show events top this month’s calendar. B13

too, so that today, engineers and maintenance technicians can diagnose specifically what’s causing a vibration. Turns out, the most common cause of vibration problems on yachts is related to machinery installation and alignment, and more specifically, the main propulsion machinery isolation mounts, Merhige said. “Because these take thrust and torque, they wear and deform, requiring readjusting and realignment periodically,” he said. “Often times this is overlooked in the vessel maintenance.” Merhige gave a presentation on vibration in Ft. Lauderdale in September to regional members of SNAME, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. In addition to the basics of what causes vibration, he offered attendees the science to back it up.

After the presentation, we asked Merhige a few more yacht-specific questions. Q. What should yacht captains and engineers pay attention to if they suspect a vibration issue? Merhige: It is helpful if the vessel crew is able to note the location of the greatest vibration and at what speed and conditions (water depth, bunkers onboard, sea state, etc.). They can also make visual observations of any shakes and wobbles of the machinery, exhaust system piping, propeller shafts, even vessel appointments (such as chandeliers). I had one vessel where a piano started to hum at a certain rpm. It turned out to be out-of-pitch propellers. Q. What can captains and engineers do to prevent or avoid some of these problems?

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This fall has been a busy season for the implementation of new regulations. With the August implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, the United Kingdom also released its third version of the Large Commercial Yacht Code. Like its predecessors of LY1 and LY2, the acronym family continues with LY3. Rules of the Road Originally Jake DesVergers published in 1998 as the Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) Regulations, these regulations created minimum criteria for the design, construction, and operation of large commercial yachts. International regulations established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) were and continued to be primarily for merchant ships. Because commercial yachts did not fall naturally into a single category of merchant ship (passenger, tanker, cargo, etc.), some safety standards were incompatible and/or impractical for large yachts. Thus the Large Yacht Code was born. While established for the UK and its Crown dependency yacht registers, collectively referred to as the Red Ensign Group, the Large Yacht Code has since become the de facto standard for yacht safety within our industry. Following the success of the Code’s release by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), other ship registers such as Belize, Malta, the Marshall Islands, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines decided to implement similar codes for yachts within their respective registers. Other major yachting registers such as Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Panama have accepted the large yacht codes versus creating another set of rules for an already crowded field. LY3 remains a robust set of standards for the safe operation of yachts engaged in commercial trade. This version of the code

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Taking proper vitals help sick crew or guests get care quickly One of your crew is sick or injured then finding and counting the pulse on and you are several hours from the someone else will be easier. nearest port. You contact your medical On a child or infant, check the service provider and the doctor brachial pulse found on the inside of instructs you to the upper arm. get the patient’s Next, the doctor will ask about baseline vitals respirations. Is the person breathing? If and “sample” so, describe the breathing to the doctor. history. Does breathing seem normal, fast or What are slow? What about the quality? Look at baseline vitals the chest rise and fall. Does it appear and sample normal, shallow, labored or noisy? If it’s history, and noisy, describe the noise. Is it snoring, why are they wheezing, gurgling or does it sound Sea Sick important? harsh (crowing)? Keith Murray Think of Now look at skin color. Does the the doctor on skin look normal or is it flushed (red), the other end of the telephone as a cyanotic (blue), are they pale, jaundiced detective trying to solve a mystery. The (yellow), or mottling (blotchiness)? doctor needs you to provide the clues And touch the skin. Does it feel hot, to help figure out cold or normal? what is wrong Cool and clammy, with our patient. cold and moist, cold The doctor needs you The doctor and dry, hot and dry, to provide the clues to may first instruct hot and moist, or you to check the goose pimples? help figure out what is patient’s pulse. In addition to wrong with our patient. The pulse is the skin, the doctor will beat you feel want to know about against the wall the eyes. Describe of an artery when the heart beats. The what the pupils look like. Is the pupil pulse is the same as your heart rate. size large or small? Are they equal in In a normal adult, the pulse will be size? Do they react to light when you between 60 and 100 beats per minute. shine a small flashlight in their eyes? On an adult, you should check either Blood pressure is the pressure in the the carotid or radial pulse. blood due to the beating heart. There The carotid is the artery in the neck are two types of blood pressure: systolic between the windpipe and neck muscle and diastolic. The systolic blood located just under the jaw bone. To pressure is the maximum pressure check this, place your index and middle when the heart is pushing the blood finger on the victim’s Adam’s apple, throughout the body. The diastolic trace over to the side of the neck and blood pressure is the pressure when press firmly just under the jaw bone the heart is relaxing. Blood pressure until you locate the carotid artery. is expressed in terms of the systolic The radial pulse is the artery on the pressure and diastolic pressure, for inside of the wrist toward the thumb. example 120/80, or 120 over 80. Again, place your index and middle The term blood pressure usually finger on the wrist and feel for the refers to the pressure measured on a radial pulse. You should practice this person’s upper arm. Blood pressure is on yourself from time to time. If you are See SEASICK, page B3 able to feel and count your own pulse

Vital signs often let us know if the person is healthy or if medical attention is required. These vital signs assess the most basic body functions. Here is a guideline to what is normal. GRAPHIC/CHRISTINE ABBOTT, ABBOTT DESIGNS


Share signs, allergies, drugs, history, intake to aid treatment SEASICK, from page B2 measured on the inside of an elbow at the brachial artery, which is the upper arm’s major blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart. If you have a manual blood pressure cuff and you and your crew are unfamiliar with its operation, I have two suggestions. First, try it out. Try taking each other’s blood pressure. Learn during down time instead of during a medical emergency. The second suggestion is to get a good electronic blood pressure cuff. These are simple to use. Plus, you can take your own blood pressure with an electronic cuff, and they often measure the heart rate, or pulse, as well.

Beyond what you see

The phrase sample history is actually an acronym for signs, allergies, medications, pertinent history, last oral intake and events. Signs/symptoms. This is what’s wrong. What do you see? Allergies. Is the person allergic to any medications, foods, bees, chemicals or anything that they may have come into contact with? Do they have a medical ID tag?

Medications. What medications did they take? This is everything, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and illegal drugs. Past pertinent history. This is anything medically relevant about this person, including recent surgery, injury or illness. Last oral intake. What and when did they eat last? Events leading to the injury or illness. What did they do just before they began feeling bad? Being able to quickly provide the patient’s vitals and “sample” history to the doctors will greatly assist them in properly diagnosing and treating your patient. As with many medical emergencies, we can’t waste time. The faster we can deliver quality care the greater our patient’s chances for making a full recovery. Keith Murray, a former firefighter EMT, owns The CPR School, a first-aid training company. He provides onboard training for yacht captains and crew and sells and services AEDs. Contact him at 877-6-AED-CPR, 877-623-3277 or Comments on this column are welcome at editorial@

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Flat panel satellite antennas a yacht option New flat antennas launched

Mallorca-based e3 Systems and Kymeta Corp. have collaborated to bring flat panel satellite antennas to the yachting market. Low-profile, flat panel antennas will enable global access to high speed internet and HDTV services with minimal impact on yacht design. Kymeta has signed an agreement with Inmarsat for Global Xpress (GX) and e3 has been appointed by Inmarsat as its value-added reseller for yachting. The two companies planned to showcase the technology at the Monaco Yacht Show in late September. “Yacht designers and owners will love the Kymeta solution,” said Roger Horner, managing director of e3 Systems. “No longer will unsightly satellite antenna domes ruin yachts’ fabulous lines or will attempts be made to hide them. Sailing yacht owners will also love this technology as they can avoid mounting heavy antennas in the rig. How different would S/Y Meteor look?” The Kymeta flat panel technology, which uses no moving parts and can be designed to be conformal with the vessel, will work on the new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems that are currently being deployed, and will provide high-speed Internet connectivity as well as HDTV reception

to yachts while cruising or in port, enabling video streaming, video calling and other key activities that passengers and crew on yachts require. E3 Systems ( specializes in communication systems for high-end yachts. Kymeta Corp. ( manufactures software-enabled electronic beamforming antennas for satellite communications.

coats that is compatible with all woodtypes and most stains. Awlgrip also made its North American launch of Awlwood, an exterior clear system with a patented resin technology and primer that locks onto the wood structure (even tropical hardwoods) resulting in better flexibility. For more information, visit www.

New coatings from Awlgrip

New products from Interlux, too

Holland-based Awlgrip introduced three new product ranges at IBEX in September: a new converter and reducers range; Clear-Grip, a threestage, decorative interior clear coating system; and Awlwood, an exterior clear system. Already launched to limited customers in May, Awlgrip fully launched its converter and reducers range for the premium repairable Awlcraft 2000 topcoat system, with a mixed VOC of 420g/lt when used with any of the Awlcraft 2000 bases. The latest in solvent technology allows creation of a converter and three reducers that allow Awlcraft 2000 to comply with federal and state legislation for high gloss topcoats. Also launched at IBEX is Clear-Grip, an interior clear coating system that offers rapid curing and coverage in 1-2

New Jersey-based paint manufacturer Interlux introduced three new products at IBEX in September: MarineFilm Gelcoat and Paint Scratch Repair, InterProtect HS, and Intersleek Pro. MarineFilm Instant Gelcoat and Paint Scratch Repair is a microfilm designed to provide a temporary repair of small scratches in gelcoat and paint above the waterline. It is available in the 12 most popular gelcoat and Interlux topside paint colors. It is removable when the scratch is ready to be repaired. InterProtect HS (High Solids) is a high solids, two-part epoxy that can be used above and below the waterline as a high build primer and is part of a gelcoat blister repair or prevention

See TECH BRIEFS, page B5

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FarSounder, Transas partner on sonar; Centek launches cooler TECH BRIEFS from page B4 system. It uses Micro-Plate technology to reduce water migration through the epoxy to the hull surface. Intersleek Pro is a three-part, highgloss, biocide-free coating with foul release properties for hulls and props. It uses new, patented fluoropolymer technology for improved speed and fuel efficiency and reduced engine drag. For more information, visit www.

Transas adds FarSounder sonars

FarSounder and Transas Group have announce a partnership to integrate FarSounder’s navigation sonar systems into the Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 Multifunction Display series. This integration will enable the FarSounder-500 and FarSounder1000 sonars to be controlled directly from the Transas software with the FarSounder navigation data displayed on top of the ECDIS/ECS chart. Additionally, presentation of a 3D picture from FarSounder will be displayed in the Navi-Conning and special Navi-Sailor panel. “Both company’s engineering teams are on the cutting edge of their respective technologies,” Cheryl M. Zimmerman, FarSounder CEO, said. “This integrated solution will serve an expanded base of commercial and yacht customers who recognize the important safety role that 3D forwardlooking sonar is having on 21st century navigation.” For more information, visit www. or

Centek launches exhaust cooler

Georgia-based Centek Industries, an exhaust systems manufacturer, introduced Coolflow at IBEX in September, a device designed to help prevent wet exhaust components from overheating at low engine speeds. “Lack of sufficient cooling water in the exhaust stream when certain boats run at low engine speeds for an extended period of time can cause heat related damage to exhaust components, which over time lead to failure,” said Centek Vice President of Sales and Marketing Bill Arwood. Coolflow adds additional water to the engine exhaust system just aft of the riser and produces a specific spray pattern for optimal cooling. It is built in Centek’s factory according to engine specifications from high temperature and corrosion-resistant fiberglass components. Centek holds numerous patents for fiberglass marine exhaust systems and holds trademarks on seven industry standard products. Its fiberglass components are Lloyd’s Register Type

approved, ABS Type approved and meet or exceed ABYC-P1 standards. For more information, visit www.

SatSleeve launches

Ft. Lauderdale-based Global Satellite has launched its Thuraya SatSleeve, technology that turns a cell phone into a satellite phone. The new model allows users to make calls, send and receive SMS messages over satellite, use e-mail and instant messaging, and interact with various social media, even in remote locations.

Gelcoat in a can launched

Florida-based Gelcoat products manufacturer Dolphinite introduced its new GelMatch All-In-One Gelcoat Aerosol Can at IBEX in September. The can is pre-filled with a proprietary All-In-One Gelcoat and matched to original factory colors of boats dating back to 1984. “We have developed this product because of the lack of Gelcoat matching and application specialists, craftsmen that this industry needs desperately,” Dolphinite President and CEO Adam Boulay said. “My idea is to give every boat owner the opportunity to repair their boat like a professional.” The product features a twocomponent can that houses the M.E.K.P. catalyst in an inner chamber, which is activated for fast use by simply breaking the inner seal at the bottom of the can. In the outer chamber, the can is filled with Dolphinite’s proprietary AllIn-One gelcoat formula color matched to original factory colors using Dolphinite’s GelMatch Gelcoat Color Matching System. This system allows users to enter year, make, model and length. Spray coverage is handled with Dolphinite’s Variator Nozzle, which gives the user the ability to adjust fan size and output. The nozzle can spray vertical or horizontal while controlling the fan pattern, much like a professional spray gun. For more information, visit www.

Furrion finds all power adapters

Connecticut-based Furrion has launched an online application that identifies the correct Furrion adapter for any cordset from any manufacturer. Just select the desired male and female pair and the application finds the correct adapter, which can be purchased online or from any Furrion dealer. The new app was introduced at IBEX in September.

See TECH BRIEFS, page B6

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Today’s fuel prices

One year ago

Prices for low-sulfur gasoil expressed in US$ per cubic meter (1,000 liters) as of September 15.

Prices for low-sulfur gasoil expressed in US$ per cubic meter (1,000 liters) as of September 15, 2012

Region Duty-free*/duty paid U.S. East Coast Ft. Lauderdale 903/962 Savannah, Ga. 895/NA Newport, R.I. 906/NA Caribbean St. Thomas, USVI 1,127/NA St. Maarten 1,163/NA Antigua 1,144/NA Valparaiso 981/NA North Atlantic Bermuda (Ireland Island) 1,114/NA Cape Verde 867/NA Azores 896/NA Canary Islands 1,200/1,625 Mediterranean Gibraltar 861/NA Barcelona, Spain 893/1,650 Palma de Mallorca, Spain NA/1,855 Antibes, France 980/1,988 San Remo, Italy 1,064/2,288 Naples, Italy 971/2,155 Venice, Italy 1,057/2,225 Corfu, Greece 1,084/2,042 Piraeus, Greece 1057/1,855 Istanbul, Turkey 954/NA Malta 962/1,706 Tunis, Tunisia 885/NA Bizerte, Tunisia 893/NA Oceania Auckland, New Zealand 979/NA Sydney, Australia 617/NA Fiji 675/NA

Region Duty-free*/duty paid U.S. East Coast Ft. Lauderdale 865/920 Savannah, Ga. 845/NA Newport, R.I. 855/NA Caribbean St. Thomas, USVI 1,095/NA St. Maarten 1,200/NA Antigua 1,180/NA Valparaiso 880/NA North Atlantic Bermuda (Ireland Island) 1,010/NA Cape Verde 955/NA Azores 960/NA Canary Islands 885/1,040 Mediterranean Gibraltar 905/NA Barcelona, Spain 925/1,650 Palma de Mallorca, Spain N/A/1,750 Antibes, France 1,040/2,115 San Remo, Italy 1,050/2,360 Naples, Italy 1,175/2,425 Venice, Italy 1,080/2,135 Corfu, Greece 960/1,995 Piraeus, Greece 930/1,980 Istanbul, Turkey 885/NA Malta 905/1,645 Tunis, Tunisia 885/NA Bizerte, Tunisia 890/NA Oceania Auckland, New Zealand 1,080/NA Sydney, Australia 1,075/NA Fiji 1,135/NA

*When available according to local customs.

*When available according to local customs.


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Dometic, Livos partner; Volvo Penta treats fuel TECH BRIEFS from page B5 For more information, visit www.

Dometic partners with Livos

South Florida-based Dometic Marine has entered a strategic partnership with Stuart, Fla.-based Livos Technologies, a provider of engine room ventilation equipment and systems for the commercial and pleasure boat markets. Under the agreement, Dometic will become a reseller of Livos Technologies’ axial fans, centrifugal blowers, smoke and fire dampers, mist-eliminating grilles, and electronic fan controls. Dometic will offer its customers: Commercial-grade fans and blowers. Blades are constructed of high-strength PPG glass-reinforced polyamide. Fan motors are high efficiency, direct drive and reversible. All hardware is marinegrade aluminum or 316 stainless steel. Smoke and fire dampers, which come in both marine-grade aluminum and stainless steel. Mist-eliminating grilles with four drainage options: bottom, face, horizontal and sump draining. Pressure and temperature monitoring fan controls. Controls are available for three-phase fans and blowers, as well as 24 VDC fans. Three-phase systems can also have fire damper control. Interface with central monitoring systems is optional. For details, visit www. or www.livostech. com.

Dometic launches new products

In mid-September, Dometic introduced seven new products during the IBEX show in Kentucky. New products include a macerator toilet with rotating base, color touch-

screen A/C controllers, a portable freshwater reverse-osmosis system, plus three refrigeration enhancements. Specifically, they include: Dometic Marine’s Orbit 7100 Series MasterFlush Toilet, an electric macerator marine toilet with a rotating base that won an IBEX Innovation Award in the Mechanical Systems category; Dometic Spot Zero Dock Box, a portable freshwater reverse-osmosis system that can be stored and used dockside for spot-free cleaning and for filling a boat’s freshwater tanks; Eskimo Ice Diverter, a sensor-based system to maximize ice production; Eskimo Ice Pusher, a device that automatically pushes stacked ice away from the “bin-full” sensor. Dometic Smart Touch Cabin Control, a full-color touch-activated thermostat and system control for a boat’s air conditioning system; Dometic Smart Touch Chiller Control, a touch-activated HVAC system controller for Cruisair and Marine Air brands; Dometic HZB Portable Ice Maker, a countertop model capable of producing 23 lbs of ice every 24 hours. Ice is ready 14 minutes after turning on the unit. The enhancements to existing products include the CR1050 and the CRD50 refrigerators now with stainless steel doors, and the KRA 425 cabinet condensing unit now in a new onequarter horsepower version with a slanted shape to improve ventilation when mounted near the ceiling. For more information, visit www.

Volvo Penta treats ethanol

Virginia-based Volvo Penta of the Americas now offers a fuel additive to protect any outboard or sterndrive marine engines from the effects of fuels

containing ethanol. “Ethanol-blended fuels such as E10 and E15 are approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the automotive market, but ethanol damages marine engines and fuel systems due to the corrosive properties of alcohol,” said David Kennedy, director of parts and accessory operations for Volvo Penta of the Americas. “Unlike automobiles, most marine engines are only operated intermittently. Today’s oxygenated and ethanol-blended fuels can begin to oxidize in as little as 30 days if left untreated in the boat’s tank, resulting in corrosion inside the engine and fuel system.”

Lantic offers movie service

Denmark-based Lantic Entertainment Systems, manufacturer of audio-visual systems for yachts, planned to launch at the Monaco Yacht Show a service that delivers movies and music direct to yachts. The service is highly flexible, allowing users to specify individual movies as well as request general selections based on their preferred genres. Almost any movie in any language that is currently available as an official DVD or Blu-ray release can be supplied, along with a wide range of TV dramas and documentaries. The same universal scope applies to music tracks and albums. The cost of the service includes an annual, non-theatrical license that removes all playback restrictions for content that is played on board private and charter yachts. The license is valid across all flag states. Lantic is offering a range of packages from 100 to 1,000 movies, together with the optional update service. For more information, visit www.

The Triton FROM THE TECH FRONT: Rules of the Road

Gross tonnage removed, accommodations changed RULES, from page B1 continues with its previous regulations while adding new requirements for yachts. Here is a summary of the major revisions. 1. The upper threshold of 3,000 gross tons is removed. This means that vessels above this critical number may now use the code for compliance. Previously, yachts larger than 3,000 gross tons had no choice but to ensure full compliance with the applicable merchant shipping regulations. 2. Chapter 16 for Radio Equipment and Communications was revised in full. It now parallels the regulations found in SOLAS Chapter IV for vessels in the GMDSS system. 3. Chapter 21 for Accommodation was also revised in full. It provides the UK’s interpretations and equivalencies for compliance to the Maritime Labour Convention. Subdivided into sections A and B, the contents therein outline the major allowances to be implemented on yachts below 200 GT and those yachts above 200 GT. The 200 GT threshold is viewed as a key level, especially for compliance with the size of sleeping areas, work areas and recreational spaces for crew. 4. A new Section 24.5 was added to address the ever-increasing popularity of submersibles on board yachts. In

addition to new minimum standards for their construction, also included are standards for operation, maintenance and crew certification. 5. New guidance was provided for the design and operation of passenger lifts. Focus was placed on means of escape, communications and structural fire protection. 6. The placement of rescue boats was further revised. Allowable areas have been defined for yachts above and below 500 GT, plus those considered “short range” yachts. 7. Additional sections were added that relate to operations in the polar regions, rules compliance during races, safety gear for working over-the-side, and harmonization of several rules with SOLAS and MARPOL. One important key factor is that LY3 has retroactive requirements that will affect yachts certified under the previous versions of LY1 and LY2. These are listed in Section Section 13.2.4 Lifejackets; Section 16.3.1 (Radio equipment); Section 18.1.8 Vessels of 300 GT and over have LRIT fitted; Section 18.1.9 Vessels of 150 GT and over have BNWAS fitted; Section 26 Manning and Personnel Certification; Section 29 Crew Agreements; and Section 30.2 Vessels under 500 GT,

Safety Management. Existing sailing yachts may take advantage of the definition of a “short range yacht” in this version of the code. The yachting industry is an everchanging and constantly evolving marketplace. Just in the last few years, we have seen the size of yachts exponentially increase. We have seen the locations that yachts visit become more exotic and remote. Moreover, we have seen the envelope pushed when it comes to design and construction. Just as the industry changes, so must the regulations that provide safe guidance for those involved with it. LY3 is the latest attempt to raise the standard for yachts and it is heading in the right direction. Capt. Jake DesVergers is chief surveyor for International Yacht Bureau (IYB), an organization that provides flag-state inspection services to yachts on behalf of several administrations. A deck officer graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, he previously sailed as master on merchant ships, acted as designated person for a shipping company, and served as regional manager for an international classification society. Contact him at +1 954-596-2728 or Comments on this column are welcome at

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Yachts JL Seagull, Mary Alice II, Gaia, Noa VII , Enchanted sell Northrop & Johnson has sold the 145-foot (44m) Benetti M/Y JL Seagull ( a joint central listing with Fraser Yachts), and the 100-foot (30m) Turkish-built M/Y Aquarius W. New to its charter fleet is the 205foot (63m) Oceanco M/Y Lady Lola under the command of Capt. Mac McDonald. With accommodations for 10 guests, the yacht will winter in Mexico and summer in the Med. She runs with a crew of 16. The firm has also added to its charter fleet the 130-foot (40m) Westport M/Y Serengeti (ex-Mary Alice II) under the command of Capt. Mike Finnegan. With accommodations for up to 12 guests, the yacht will winter in the Bahamas and Caribbean, and summer in Alaska. She runs with a crew of 6. Moran Yacht & Ship has sold the 130-foot (40m) Westport M/Y Mary Alice II. Camper & Nicholsons has sold the 100-foot (30m) sloop S/Y Gaia by broker Tim Langmead acting for the buyer. The brokerage has added to its central agency listings for sale the 184foot (56m) Perini Navi S/Y Rosehearty, the 145-foot (44m) Benetti M/Y

Idyllwild , the 141-foot (43m) explorer M/Y Axantha II built by JFA Chantier Naval, the 112-foot (34m) Sunseeker M/Y Jiva, the 108-foot (33m) Sunseeker M/Y Maretem, the 99-foot (30m) Benetti M/Y Event (with a Versacedesigned interior), and the 82-foot (25m) Sunseeker Predator M/Y CNG.

Jody O’Brien and Josh Gulbranson in Ft. Lauderdale, the 85-foot (26m) M/Y M.T. Time built by DeBirs Yachts and listed for 2.2 million euros with Sinan Suleiman in Turkey, and the 80-foot (24m) Hatteras M/Y Ocra Explorer listed at 3.3 million euros with Peter Jones in London.

Fraser Yachts has sold the 158-foot (48m) Feadship M/Y Noa VII listed for $16 million with Dennis Frederiksen in Monaco, the 151-foot (46m) M/Y Elle built by Tacoma Puglia and listed for $10.9 million with Stuart Larsen in Ft. Lauderdale, the 142-foot (43m) M/Y Princess Sarah built by Richmond Yachts listed for $12.9 million with Scott French in Ft. Lauderdale, the 103-foot (31m) Christensen M/Y Magic Time listed for $1.5 million with Michael Selter in San Diego and the 92-foot (28m) M/Y Accord built by McQueen and listed for $499,000 with Brian Holland in San Diego. The brokerage added to its new central agency listings for sale the 163foot (50m) CRN M/Y Shu She II (refit this year) listed for 9.9 million euros with Ken Burden in Monaco, a 141foot (43m) aluminum yacht built by Eurocraft listed for 18.5 million euros with Alain Tanguy in Monaco, the 115-foot (35m) Benetti M/Y Siete with

Broker Chany Sabates III of IYC has sold the 75-foot (23m) Hatteras M/Y Enchanted, listed at $1.4 million, and John F. Dane has sold the 95-foot (29m) S/F Marlena listed for just under $8 million. New to IYC’s central agency listings for sale are the 157-foot (48m) Picchiotti M/Y Piano Bar (photo below), listing for $5.9 million with

Mark Elliott, the 150-foot (46m) Trinity M/Y Encore listed for $11.9 million also with Elliott. Merle Woods has sold the 164-foot

Westport M/Y Xilonen V and the 161foot (49m) Trinity M/Y Maidelle. The brokerage has added to its central agency listings for sale the 151foot (46m) Delta M/Y D’Natalin for $9.5 million (in a joint with IYC), the 142-foot Feadship M/Y Mahogany, the 116-foot (35m) Azimut M/Y La Dea (in a joint listing with IYC), the 112-foot Westport M/Y Primadonna, and the 108-foot Burger M/Y Chanticleer. Y.Co has added to its central agency listings for sale the 132-foot (40m) Feadship M/Y Seaflower, and the 118foot (35m) S/Y Hamilton built by CNB listed for 6.3 million. BYS, the brokerage division of Burger Boat Company, has added to its central agency listings for sale the 148-foot (45m) M/Y Karia built by RMK Marine of Turkey for 19 million euros, and a 121-foot (37m) Heesen motoryacht built in 2005 for $14.5 million that sleeps 10 in four staterooms and six crew in three cabins. Chamberlain Yachts has added to its central agency listings for sale the 115-foot Monte Fino M/Y Miracle

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Check propulsion, even in new builds VIBRATION, from page B1 Merhige: Perform an annual vibration survey of the vessel hull and machinery to have an accurate idea of propulsion system performance and condition. Make engine and exhaust system mounts and support inspections and measurements part of the vessel’s planned maintenance and dry-docking inspections, along with vessel main shafts TIR (total indicator run out) measurements. Inspect engine torsional and shaft flexible couplings for deformation or cracks. Keep propeller in good clean condition. Q. Once they have determined a vibration issue, what can they do to correct or diminish problems before things get too bad? Merhige: Main propulsion machinery, depending on the arrangement, are subjected to high forces of engine torque and propeller thrust. This leads to changes in the alignment, which need to be checked. If excessive vibration is noted, don’t run at high rpms and loads as this could have catastrophic consequences. Q. During your presentation, you mentioned that many yachts will launch with misalignment in the shaft, giving it vibration problems from Day 1. How can captains and engineers

identify this issue? Merhige: The shaft will have excessive friction in the bearings. This will be particularly noticeable when maneuvering as the shaft may squeal and stop suddenly when shifting. The engine may also have higher load; difference in load between main engines is a sign. Misalignment can also manifest itself as a shaft seal leak. Also part of the SNAME event was Paul Nailor of Wartsila who talked about the launch of bio-oil seals and the use of water-lubricated seals and bearings to the commercial market. New EPA regulations on environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) are coming into effect in December, he said, on commercial vessels larger than 79 feet trading in U.S. waters. In those vessels, EALs must be used in all oil-to-water interfaces and must be changed out by the next dry dock period after this date. On Oct. 1, Wartsila will launch the Bio Seal Ring, a seal compatible to EALapproved oils and offer the same level of performance as existing seals used with standard oils. Vessels can also adopt water lubrication for stern tube applications like the ones the military has used for decades. The advantages, he said, are that they offer an environmentally

friendly solution for which maintenance of the seals can be performed without going into dry dock. Earlier this year, Wartsila named AME its authorized distributor of seals and bearings for Florida. “I have been in this field since its infancy,” Merhige said. “In old days, the guys used fax paper and a machine that looked like something out of World War II with the needle going back and forth on a page. Then the guys would have to figure this stuff out in the field.” Vibration monitoring, he said, helps identify problems before they become failures, resulting in more efficient maintenance and less down time. While the practice is common in the commercial shipping world, not many yachts make this a regular part of vessel maintenance. “Where it would help 30-100m yachts is in monitoring pumps, gears, A/C systems and engines,” Merhige said. “Identifying problems early would eliminate breakdowns and unpleasant surprises. When things fail, they don’t fail in a straight line. They get bad, and get bad, they fail exponentially. But you could see it coming.” Lucy Chabot Reed is editor of The Triton. Comments on this article are welcome at

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IBEX names 11 innovation award winners Eleven new products were honored as exceptional at the annual International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in midSeptember. The winners of the 2013 IBEX Innovation Awards are: In the Boat Care and Maintenance category, Pettit Paint Hydrocoat Eco, two bottom paint technologies made to work together. In the Boatbuilding Methods and Materials category, Safety Components Fabric Technologies Breakwater X, a marine exterior fabric with a 10-year warranty made from a polymer alloy. In the Boatyard and Dealer Hardware and Software category, Navico System Builder, which simplifies the sales and order process, and begins the documentation and diagram of the electronics on a boat. In the Deck Equipment and Hardware category, Syntec Industries Smart Wheel, adding wireless or Bluetooth communication to boat steering wheels. An honorable mention in this category went to Marine Accessories Corporation Xtreme Bimini. In the Furnishing and Interior Parts category, Spradling International Marine Fastmount Very Low Profile Clip, which allows panel mounting with no special tools. An honorable mention went to Kenyon International Silken 2. In the Mechanical Systems category, Dometic Marine SeaLand Orbit 7100 Series Toilet. The Environmental Award went to Clean Marine Systems Environmental Valve Vent. In the OEM Electronics category, co-winners were Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System, which integrates engine and navigation data, and Raymarine Evolution Autopilot with simplified installation and no calibration required. An honorable mention in this category went to Fusion Electronics Marine Stereo with Universal Media Device Dock and Bluetooth Streaming In the Outboard Engine category, Yamaha Marine Group 2.8L inline Four Marine Power Platform with a narrow footprint and ability to retrofit. In the Propulsion Parts, Propellers category, Seastar Solutions Lower Unit Fill/Drain Kit. In the Safety Equipment category, American Boat & Yacht Council Safety Equipment App. IBEX organizers created the Innovation Awards to recognize significant contributions to marine product technology. IBEX was held this week in Louisville, Ky. For more information, visit


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B12 October 2013 BOATS / BROKERS

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Bloemsma Van Breemen, Hargrave, Horizon yachts launch BOATS, from page B9 for $3.75 million, the 102-foot M/Y Premium built by PR Marine for $2.95 million, and the 95-foot Johnson M/Y Go for $4.95 million. “Not only have we had an influx of new listings, but we’ve also seen a flurry of bona fide offers on yachts over 100 feet,” brokerage owner Kent Chamberlain said. Dutch builder Bloemsma Van Breemen has launched a 145-foot (44m) megayacht. It is listed for sale at 21.5 million euros with Edmiston.

Huisman S/Y Hyperion to its charter fleet.

Hargrave has launched a new 101foot (31m) raised pilothouse yacht, which will debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the end of the month. It is listed at $7.9 million. Taiwanese-built Horizon Yachts has launched the 110-foot M/Y Andrea VI, (photo right) hull No. 1 of its new raised pilothouse model. It will debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show later this month. The yacht has naval architecture by Horizon and Donald Blount, exterior styling by J.C. Espinosa, and interior

décor by Marty Lowe Interior Design. Her 25-foot beam offers a fourstateroom layout plus crew quarters. She has a double-chine hull design for stability and shallow draft, along with hydrodynamics to minimize drag. Hill Robinson Yacht Management has added the 156-foot (47m) Royal

Ft. Lauderdale-based Bradford Marine Yacht Sales has hired Michele Allen as its new general manager. Allen has spent 30 years working in operations, marketing and growth management in leadership roles at Everglades Direct, and QVC. The brokerage also hired Jennifer Seitz as its new marketing manager. She has more than 10 years of marketing experience as well as an MBA in marketing. Turkish builder Sunreef Yachts has introduced a 210-foot luxury power trimaran (photo below) with living space equal to 950 square meters. It can

accommodate 14 guests and 18 crew. The top deck has a dining area, captain’s cabin, internal helm station, day head and a private king terrace. It also has an elevator connecting all floors. The main deck includes a main salon with four separate areas, six guest cabins each with a foldable balcony, the master suite and the 30-square-meter front terrace. The lower deck is dedicated to the crew, accessible from the aft through the garage, and complete with a galley, crew mess and crew cabins. The main tender for up to 12 guests and the crew dinghy is in the forepeak. New Zealand-based McMullen & Wing has released new renderings and layout options for its 50m steel expedition M/Y Big Star. (photo below) It is partially completed at the builder’s yard in Auckland and listed with Peter Brown of Burgess in London. It has an asking price of $30 million.

Designed in partnership between McMullen & Wing and Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects, the latest designs continue the styling for which her forerunner, M/Y Big Fish, was known. Inside, two layout options provide for an owner-focused expedition yacht or charter arrangement.

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Expo starts off month; symposium, golf, training courses follow EVENT OF THE MONTH Oct. 2 Triton Expo MPT, Ft. Lauderdale

The Triton’s popular Expo is open to yacht crew and industry – both working and looking – to help them develop the contacts that can make their careers better. There will be 30 vendors, seminars, resume clinic, food and beverages. 6-9 p.m. See details on page A10.

Oct. 2-6 Genoa International

Boat Show, Genoa, Italy. www.

Oct. 3 Yacht Industry Symposium,

Ft. Lauderdale. Event will showcase the industry and host speakers and panels on legal, medical, crew agencies, flag states and shipyards. www.

Oct. 3-6 Sailboat Show and Annapolis Brokerage Show, Annapolis City Dock and Harbor, Md.

Oct. 4 The Triton Bridge luncheon,

noon, Ft. Lauderdale. A roundtable discussion of the issues of the day. Yacht captains only. RSVP to Editor Lucy Reed at or 954-525-0029. Space is limited.

Oct. 9 FYBA Charter Seminar, Bahia Mar Resort, Ft. Lauderdale. Charter open house follows, breakfast and lunch included.

Oct. 9-11 International Workboat Show, New Orleans. www.

Oct. 10-14 United States Sailboat

Show, Annapolis, Md.

Oct. 11 9th annual Awlgrip Captains Golf Invitational, Boca Golf and Country Club. Captain’s license required, golf skills optional.

Oct. 12-13 annual Columbus Day Regatta from Miami’s Biscayne Bay to the Florida Keys. www.

Oct 14 Lloyd’s Register ILO MLC 2006 course in Vancouver, BC.

Oct. 15 Deadline to upload videos

for the 6th annual Fort Yachtie-Da International Film Festival. See Nov. 16 for details.

Oct 15-16 Lloyd’s Register

Risk management and incident

investigation course in Vancouver, BC.

Oct 15-18 Lloyd’s Register ISM Lead Auditor course in Miami.

Oct. 16 The Triton’s monthly

networking event on the first Wednesday of every month from 68 p.m. Sponsored by Ward’s Marine Electric. No RSVP necessary; just bring business cards and get ready to meet new people.

Oct. 18-Nov. 11 28th annual Ft.

Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Oct. 31- Nov. 4 54th annual Fort

Lauderdale International Boat Show. World’s largest in-water boat show

with six locations with 3 million square feet of display from megayachts to accessories. This year includes SeaFair, a 228-foot custom yacht, AIM Pavilion, and VIP lounges, Performance and Sportfish Village, CruiserPort, Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) Pavilion and Yacht Builders tent connected by shuttles and water transportation. Locations are Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel and Yachting Center, Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Preview day is Thursday, Oct. 31 ($36 online, $38 at the show); and general admission tickets are $20 online, $22 at the show. Download MyBoatShow for details. Call +1 954-764-7642, +1 800940-7642,

Nov. 3 Daylight saving time ends at 2

a.m.. Set clocks back one hour in most of the United States (it is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.)

See CALENDAR, page B14

MAKING PLANS Dec. 6-12 52nd annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show, Antigua

Yachts will be at Nelson’s Dockyard Marina, Falmouth Harbour Marina and Antigua Yacht Club Marina. This year’s Concours de Chef theme is “The Raw Food Luncheon Challenge.”

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Seminars, awards, parties on deck for Ft. Lauderdale show Oct. 25 Yacht Chandlers annual

Customer Appreciation party, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Fla. Invitation only for captains and crew, runs 7:30-11 p.m. Proceeds to benefit GHRI at Nova Southeastern University.

Oct. 26 National Marine Yacht Bikers

Poker Run, Ft. Lauderdale. Open to everyone, rain or shine, check-in 8 a.m., departure 10 a.m. All classic cars and convertibles are welcome. www.

Oct. 29 Ft. Lauderdale Mariners’ Club Marine seminar “Meet the speakers” reception.

Oct. 29 Ft. Lauderdale Mariners’

Club Golf tournament, Ft. Lauderdale Country Club. Morning play and lunch, cost is $150/person, open to all. www.

Oct. 30 Ft. Lauderdale Mariners’

Club Marine seminar “Climate Change, It’s Not Just the Weather,” Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort and Marina, Ft. Lauderdale. For insurance agents, brokers, underwriters, marine surveyors, admiralty attorneys and marine industry professionals. Regular registration is $515, walk-ins $565. CE/ CLE continuing education credits are approved for Florida insurance agents, marine surveyors and attorneys. www.

Oct. 30 ISS (International Superyacht Society ) annual Gala for Design

and Leadership, Design Center of the Americas, Dania Beach, Fla. Peer-reviewed awards to recognize individuals and companies for expertise, leadership and dedication to raising the standards of design, construction, maintenance, repair and operation of large yachts. 7 p.m. at the Design Center of the Americas. www.

Oct. 31 SYBAss (Superyacht Builders

Nov. 2 9th annual National Marine

Suppliers customer appreciation party, Ft. Lauderdale. Theme is “Think pink, yachts and yachts of pink,” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Music, food, beverages and more. New location at Las Olas Riverfront, 300 SW 1st Ave. RSVP at +1 954-764-0975, www.

Nov. 3 Party in Paradise

Association) Florida Sunset event as part of ‘The Superyacht Experience’, 69 p.m.

benefitting Marine Industry Cares Foundation, aboard the MIASF Aqualounge, at FLIBS. 3-6 p.m. www.

Oct. 31 International SeaKeepers

Nov. 9 Crew4Yachts Crew party, Ft.

Foundation Founders dinner, 7-10 p.m. at Lauderdale Yacht Club, Ft. Lauderdale. SeaKeepers hosts dinner to honor donors.

Lauderdale. Annual party after the show for yacht crew. Crew4Crew, 1093 SE 17th Street, + 1 95-764-8995, www.

U.S. and British Virgin Islands host yacht shows CALENDAR from page B13

Nov. 4-6 39th annual Virgin Islands

Charteryacht League, Yacht Haven Grande Marina, St. Thomas, USVI. Events include broker’s welcome party, culinary competition, 80s party. www.

Nov. 7-10 32nd BVI Charter Yacht

show, Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

Nov. 8 The Triton Bridge luncheon,

noon, Ft. Lauderdale. A roundtable discussion for active captains only. RSVP to Editor Lucy Reed at or 954-525-0029.

Nov 14 Lloyd’s Register PSC Training - Practical Approach to Port State Control course in Miami.

Nov. 16 6th annual Fort Yachtie Da

International Film Festival, Cinema Paradiso, Ft. Lauderdale. 7-midnight. Video competition between yacht crew , dress code is yachtie black tie. Portion of proceeds benefitting Marine Industry Cares Foundation. www.

Nov. 17-24 Miami Book Fair, Miami.

Nov. 18-20 Global Superyacht

Forum, Amsterdam. New-technology sessions, panel debates on core topics, and one-on-one interviews. www.

The Triton SPOTTED: Ft. Lauderdale, South Africa

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We finally got to meet former Capt. Oliver Dissman’s little girl, Olivia, at Triton networking with Marina Bay in September. Now a broker with Liquid Assets, Dissman takes her out as much as he can. Here’s she’s eager to learn more about Daddy’s world with the help from rock star Capt. Lee Rosbach.

Alison Rese, former yacht chef and now head of Supercrew, a training facility in South Africa, takes a break from class in Gordon’s Bay and keeps up with the industry with her Triton.

Where have you taken your Triton lately? Whether reading on your laptop, tablet, smart phone or in print, show us how you get your crew news. Send photos to

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Truth about ‘apple a day’ May keep endocrinologist and cardiologist away. C4

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Are you called to service? The movie ‘The Butler’ trumps ‘Below Deck’ as role model. C5

Tasty rewards for the palate Sweet turtle cheesecake and tangy conch salad recipes C6-7

Ancient grains amp up a dish in both taste and nutrition

TRITON SURVEY: Preparing for Death

Most captains and crew have at least thought about the end of their life and have made some arrangement for it. PHOTO/DORIE COX Some request a quick burial at sea, a traditional nautical solution.

Are you prepared to handle death onboard? By Lucy Chabot Reed An industry friend died last month and it got us thinking about death, especially how prepared we are to handle this fact of life. Being ashore, many of the details are taken care of: call emergency personnel and they will handle it. But on a yacht, the captain and crew are the professionals. How ready are they to handle a death onboard? As it turns out, plenty. We targeted this month’s survey to captains and were interested in finding out if they have prepared their crew to handle their own death. We started with a few formalities, asking simply Do you have a will? About two-thirds of our nearly 100 respondents have a will: 40 percent have a current one, and 25 percent more have a will that needs a tune up. If we add in the 23 percent of

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respondents who don’t yet actually have a will but who are working on it, that means about 88 percent of yacht captains who took our survey have at least thought about making plans for the end of their life. “I would strongly suggest to have a will in place if you are married or have worldly possession and details of what one wants done with their remains,” said a captain in his late 50s who runs a yacht less than 80 feet. Although a will is important in handling all our assets after we die, we wanted to focus our survey on the actual event of our passing, so we asked Do you have a living will? That’s the document that details our wishes regarding life-prolonging medical treatments, in the event we can’t speak for ourselves. Here, captains are a little less in control. About 46 percent of our respondents

have a living will: 33 percent have a current one and 13 percent have one that needs a little work. About 26 percent of our respondents don’t have one but are working on it. That leaves 28 percent of our respondents who haven’t thought about this document, more than double the number who haven’t yet thought about creating a will. But living wills are specific to medical treatments. They are more for doctors and the protection of our families. We wanted to know if yacht captains have thought about the details of their death so we asked Do you have a plan for what should happen to your body after death? Most (56 percent) do. Whether it’s written down in a legal document (21 percent) or simply expressed to their loved ones (35 percent), more than

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Heirloom ancient grains and ancient wheats are a great way to get rid of the refined and processed grains and wheat you have stashed in your cupboards onboard. I am pretty sure if you looked right now, you might find plain oatmeal, white rice, and brown rice, but not many ancient grains. Do yourself Culinary Waves a favor and toss Mary Beth them. Now repeat Lawton Johnson after me: I will no longer be a member of the plain white rice evolution but a mover and shaker of the ancient grain movement; I will buy some einkorn or millet today. (Don’t worry, I have a source for you.) Technically, when we talk about ancient whole grains, we are referring to these gems: amaranth, buckwheat, freekah (a type of wheat), black barley, colored rices (even though they are rices), millet, teff, quinoa and sorghum. These grains are packed with health benefits such as fiber as well as being heirloom, meaning they have passed from generations of growers for thousands of years and have not been genetically altered. When we talk of ancient wheats, we mean einkorn, emmer, spelt and kamut. And when we call them ancient, we mean it. Consider, for instance, kamut. It was found in Egypt in the tombs of pharaohs. Quinoa was discovered among the Inca ruins. Only one of the multitude of yachts I have worked on as a charter chef has had ancient grains in her cupboard. That is sad. There are several reasons that most chefs don’t use these two nutritious food groups on their menus. One reason is that they are hard to find. They are not readily available in all the areas we travel. At the end of this

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C October 2013 NETWORKING LAST MONTH: ISS GMT Global Marine Travel


ore than 200 captains, crew and industry professionals gathered with ISS GMT, Fraser Yachts and Marsh USA for Triton networking on the first Wednesday in September. Marine Industry Cares Foundation raised more than $300 with a dunk tank. PHOTOS/DORIE COX

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he Triton networked with Marina Bay on the third Wednesday in September. More than 200 captains, crew and industry professionals enjoyed tasty food, cold beverages and live music by the pool and the PHOTOS/DORIE COX New River in Ft. Lauderdale.

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C October 2013 NUTRITION: Take It In

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Ancestors knew something; apples do prevent disease The old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true. More specifically, research published in the past year suggests that regularly eating one or more of these crisp juicy fruits daily may keep the endocrinologist and cardiologist away. This is great news if you have or have a family history of diabetes Take It In and/or heart Carol Bareuther disease. In the first study, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health discovered that people who ate a serving of whole fruit – specifically apples as well as blueberries and grapes – at least twice weekly were up to 23 percent less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those who consumed these fruit once a month or less. Even more interesting, these food scientists found that subjects who drank fruit juice (they looked at apple, orange, grapefruit and other juices) daily increased their risk of developing diabetes by nearly 23 percent. Yet, when subjects traded three servings of juice each week for whole fruit instead, their diabetes risk decreased by 7 percent. These findings are pretty amazing for two reasons. First, it was a big study. Researchers looked at data from almost 188,000 subjects (more than 12,000 eventually developed Type 2 diabetes) that participated in three sizable studies between 1984 and 2008. Secondly, this is no bitter pill to swallow. It’s pretty easy and tasty to eat apples. In the second study, Ohio State University scientists found eating apples can substantially reduce blood levels of cholesterol, a fatty substance that can clog arteries and cause heart disease. In this study, researchers recruited 33 40- to 60-year-olds who didn’t smoke, didn’t eat apples more than twice a month and didn’t take any plant-based supplements that contained polyphenols. Half, or 16 of these subjects, ate a large Red Delicious or large Golden Delicious apple daily for four weeks. Results showed that the blood cholesterol level of these subjects dropped by 40 percent. The other 17 subjects took pills

containing polyphenols, a type of plant-based antioxidant in apples, and experienced only a small decrease in cholesterol. These results are incredible because cholesterol-lowering medications are one of the top four prescriptions taken by 20- to 44-yearold men in the United States, and some of these have dangerous side effects such as muscle weakness, memory loss and nerve damage. What is the magic in apples that can help to prevent two major chronic diseases? It’s not one thing, according to researchers from both studies; it’s many. This is why maximum benefits come from eating the entire apple, not just drinking the juice or taking one substance in apples in pill form. Nutritionally, a medium-size apple (about 6 ounces) provides 80 calories, is an excellent source of fiber (which has been linked to slowing the absorption of sugars and reducing cholesterol levels), and contains no fat, cholesterol, saturated fat or sodium. Apples are also a good source of vitamin C. The appetizing news is that today there are so many different types of apples from which to choose. There are the PHOTO/DEAN BARNES old favorites like Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Granny Smith. Gala and Fuji are becoming universal favorites, while the Honeycrisp has taken the world by storm for its crisp juicy texture and sweet flavor. Newer varieties, each with their own natural flavor profile (natural breeding not GMO or artificial colorings and flavorings), include Pink Lady, Ambrosia, Junami, Lady Alice, Opal, Piñata, Sweet Tango, Kiku and Kanzi. Apples are great for eating fresh out of hand. This is the way they were consumed in the two studies above. Yet there are other ways to enjoy apples. Instead of making into a pie or crisp with added sugar and fat, instead dip slices in a mixture of Greek yogurt and cinnamon, or add slices to a mixed green salad, or dice and add to coleslaw, or add slices atop a bowl of oatmeal. Although apples stay crispiest when stored under refrigeration, they don’t easily go bad if not refrigerated for a few days. This makes them a great fruit to buy, keep and eat while you’re out at sea. Carol Bareuther is a registered dietitian and a regular contributor to The Triton. Comments on this column are welcome at

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For service as it should be, skip ‘Below Deck,’ watch ‘The Butler’ For a glimpse of truly dignified service, the movie “The Butler” is a must see. The movie is based on a newspaper article about Eugene Allen, a butler who served in the White House under eight presidents from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. The segregation and race riots of Stew Cues the 1950s, ’60s and Alene Keenan ’70s are a central theme, but one of the most powerful messages to get from the film is that of dignified, discreet, respectful service. It should be required viewing for every stew and every captain who wants to know what true service is all about. Not everyone gets “the call” to service. Not everyone has the perseverance to carry it through. And you know what? Not everyone has to. Life will go on. But for those of us who do get “the call”, service is larger than life and it becomes one of the foundations of our lives. We are all human, we all have our ups and downs, and it is the “down” part of our lives – and the drama that comes with it – that holds the biggest challenges and the highest potential for growth. In “The Butler”, we see the pride, honor of job and contribution to life that come from dedication to service at a high level and to a higher power. This requires maturity and a high level of professionalism. While we yacht stews may have trouble seeing the bigger picture when dealing with difficult owners or guests, the people we serve in yachting are invariably powerful people. Whether we choose to admire or scorn them, obviously they have done something right in order to achieve the level of “success” that they are living. At some point in our yachting career, many of us yearn to have the same trappings of success – the bling, the cars, the clothing – that define “luxury” as we know it today. How lucky are we to live smack dab in the middle of this environment? And at the very least we get to see that, well, to put it bluntly, money doesn’t always buy happiness, and the things that add the most value to our lives don’t always come with a six-figure price tag. Yachties have a different measure for life, just as the butlers of the White House do in the movie. Sometimes, we, too, witness history unfold. Our guests and owners are likely to be some of the most powerful and influential people on the planet, Oprah included.

From princes to presidents to Nobel prize-winning scientists and dot. com billionaires, we have seen it all. One cannot help but be humbled, and grateful for the rare glimpse of another world that we experience on a regular basis. But the biggest takeaway from all of this exposure to wealth and power is that we are all the same on a fundamental level, and sometimes we can profoundly relate to each other. One of my biggest lessons in life came about early in my yachting career. I used to think money could buy happiness. Until I saw one of my first bosses in the middle of a lawsuit that shook him and his family to their core. A charter guest was involved in a high-profile hostile takeover and was reputed in the press to be a not-so-nice person. But to us, he was like family, and he and his guests were polite, kind and respectful to a fault. It showed me that authenticity and integrity are valuable character traits. I can’t help but compare “The Butler” with the Bravo reality show “Below Deck”. They are equally popular right now, and yet complete opposites. I love the cast of “Below Deck”, yet I feel that those in authority are constantly being maligned by junior crew. That type of behavior is just part of the process. Until you have the time under your belt, you simply cannot see the big picture. It is normal to challenge the decisions of senior crew. But what goes around comes around, and at some point everyone gets the chance to revisit their beliefs. My mom used to call this “growing up”. As author Marianne Williamson said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” And so we hold ourselves back. “There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you,” Williamson said. “We are all meant to shine, as children do.” Being in service is one of the most selfless, powerful, enlightened things you can do. Service gives us the opportunity to silently beam our best out to others, and in so doing, we really can make the world a better place. Alene Keenan has been a megayacht stew for more than 20 years. She teaches at MPT in Ft. Lauderdale and offers interior crew training through her company, Yacht Stew Solutions (www. Download her book, The Yacht Service Bible: The Service Manual for Every Yacht, on her site or Comments on this column are welcome at

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Turtle Cheesecake with a twist There are many ways to make cheesecake, but the base of it all is the crust. It is all too easy to buy a ready-made graham cracker crust. However, making your own crust is simple and using vanilla wafers instead of graham crackers adds a different flavor combination to the dessert. Also, I like to use a smooth pie pan instead of those disposable aluminum pie pans as the presentation is much cleaner. This recipe takes a little bit of time to prepare, but the reward at the other end is well worth the effort. Enjoy. Prep: 30 min; Bake: 55 min; Cool: 1 hr; Chill: 2 hr Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer cookies, finely crushed (about 1/2 box) 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 eggs 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup hazelnut spread (I used Nutella) 1/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping 1 cup caramel ice cream topping Fresh berries Preparation: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cookie crumbs and butter in medium bowl. Press firmly against bottom and side of pie plate, 9x1 1/4 inches. Place pie pan in freezer. Beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Remove pan from freezer. Mix peanut butter and hazelnut spread and warm in microwave. Drizzle over pie crust. Pour half of the creamed cheese

mixture into pie plate. Add hot fudge topping to remaining cream cheese mixture in bowl; beat on low speed until smooth. Spoon over vanilla mixture in pie plate. Swirl mixtures slightly with tip of knife. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until center is set. (Do not insert knife into cheesecake because the hole may cause cheesecake to crack as it cools.) Cool at room temperature 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled. Serve with whipped cream, caramel topping and fresh berry garnish. Store covered in refrigerator up to two weeks. Capt. John Wampler has worked on yachts for more than 25 years. He’s created a repertoire of quick, tasty meals for crew to prepare for themselves to give the chef a break. Contact him through Comments are welcome at

Fear of the unfamiliar keeps many chefs from testing grains WAVES from page C1 column, I will give you a great resource that I have bought from so that you can stock up before you leave port. There are other reasons chefs don’t use these grains. They may consider them “poor man’s food”. They are not local. They fear the owner and guests will see them as carb-laden sides. But I believe the biggest reason most yacht chefs don’t use these great grains is because they don’t know how to cook them and are not sure how to use them. To get past these barriers, get to know your grains. One of their great capabilities is that they can stand up to really strong flavor pairings. Can you say garlic and onions and protein? They all have different cooking times and different tastes so you have to experiment. Find the flavor profiles that you like and want to keep onboard. These ancient grains and wheats

actually offer more than just plain rice or potatoes when prepared correctly – they can even take less time to prepare – with pronounced flavor profiles that adapt easily to other menu pairings. Ancient grains are also healthier for you, but the downside is the price. They are more expensive. For yachts looking to keep costs down, consider cutting back on the protein. Protein prices have escalated steadily over the past couple of years so instead of beef and lamb, try a dish of ancient whole grains with roasted vegetables for a complete meal. A diet rich in whole grains is found to produce lower cholesterol and lower incidences of colon cancer in us humans, not to mention that they are high in vitamins and minerals. One note, though: When using quinoa or millet, first wash the grains because they have a bitter coating on them.

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Conch salad Made well, a conch salad is fresh, light and has a good combination of spicy, sweet, tart and savory. With the tropical charter season on the horizon, this might be the perfect treat for guests after a day of diving. Prep time really only relies on your chopping speed. The citrus does all the cooking, making this recipe a gem when your to-do list has more than one page. My fiancé is a conch salad connoisseur and to hear her say “the Bahamians better watch out” indicates a thumbs up. Enjoy.

I served this conch salad with an avocado. The salad goes very well PHOTO/MARK GODBEER with grilled steak as an alternative surf ‘n turf. Ingredients: 6 cleaned conch, cut into ¼-inch pieces 4 plum tomatoes, deseeded and brunoised 1 orange pepper, pith removed and brunoised 1 jalapeno, deseeded and brunoised 1 English cucumber, deseeded and brunoised 6 green onions, finely sliced 1 orange, juiced 1 lemon, juiced 2 limes, juiced 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsp sweet chili Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste Directions: Chop all the conch and vegetables and place in a glass bowl. In a separate bowl, add all the liquid ingredients and whisk together with

salt and pepper. Pour the dressing into conch mixture and mix well. Place a piece of cling wrap over the mixture and push down so that the film and conch mixture are flush. Apply pressure so that the liquid makes its way to the surface, this ensures even “cold cooking.” Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Serve cold. Mark Godbeer, a culinary-trained chef from South Africa, has been professionally cooking for more than 11 years, 9 of which have been on yachts. Comments on this recipe are welcome at

Ancient grains work in breads, salads, soups or as a main course WAVES from page C6 The size, shape and color of many ancient grains make them an interesting addition to any meal. They have a variety of uses such as pancakes, breads, salads, soups or as a main course. I make a vegetable burger out of quinoa, black rice and millet. Consider making a black rice pudding, use them cooked and chilled in salads or throw some into soup for a hearty filler. Make that beautiful

sourdough bread using Einkorn. There is a farm in Massachusetts that sells einkorn and other rare genetic varieties of wheat and rice that you can’t find in stores. Check it out at Mary Beth Lawton Johnson is a certified executive pastry chef and Chef de Cuisine and has worked on yachts for more than 20 years. Comments on this column are welcome at

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Yachties can still stay in ship shape with metabolic training We all have excuses when it comes to starting or maintaining a fitness program. “I don’t have time,” “I don’t like going to the gym,” or “I don’t have equipment.” While some of us may actually enjoy going to a gym, we all know that’s not an option at sea. And let’s face it; if you do have free time, lack of equipment Ship Shape and space can sink your workout Chris Campbell

aspirations in a heartbeat. So how do you stay in ship shape while working on a yacht? With extensive experience training yacht crews and developing “at sea” programs, I have the solution to not only keep your workout goals afloat at sea but to take your fitness and results to the next level. This routine was taken from a program designed to get maximum results in the least amount of time. You are going to push your body to the max to increase muscle strength, jumpstart your metabolism to burn fat and calories, and look and feel like you’re in

the best shape of your life. We call this type of training metabolic training, and it’s a form of interval training. You will feel an incredible burn while completing each circuit. The key is to push through the burn to finish your designated reps and sets (without breaking good form). This will force your body to adapt quickly and you’ll see faster results. Intense training of this nature is not for beginners. I recommend using this routine no more than three times a week for up to four weeks. For beginners, I suggest completing only one exercise from each group and

Triton readers: mention this column for a complimentary training session at Next Level. gradually adding others as you improve. If you cannot complete the designated amount of reps, do as many as you can until you hit failure, and then move on. Do not rest in order to get every rep; you should reach your limit and continue on to the next exercise with almost no breaks.

How to do it

Complete each group of exercises one time, then move on to the next group. Once you have completed all groups, restart from the beginning and complete them all again for a total of three rounds. Take as little amount of rest as possible between exercises and sets (no more than 15 seconds).


(complete only once at start)

100 20 50 10

Jumping Jacks Body Weight Squats Jumping Jacks Squats

Lower Body 5/Leg Lunge Complex 10/Leg Stiff Legged Dead Lift 60 second Deep Squat Burnouts

Upper Body 10 Plyometric Push-Ups 20 Rotational Push-Ups

30 second Isometric Push-Up

Core Conditioning 20 Snow Angels

20/Leg Pike Knee Drivers 20 Burpees Warm up 1. Jumping jacks. Begin with feet together, hands at your sides. Jump up to open stance while hands touch above your head. Return to starting position for one. Keep bouncing to get your heart rate up. 2. Body weight squats. Keeping your feet flat, bend at the knees to a sitting position, lowering your hips to about knee level or as low as you can go (but no deeper). Raise up to standing position and repeat.

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Intense, powerful workout should last no more than 30 minutes Ship Shape from page C8 Lower body 1. Lunge complex Forward lunge. Start with feet together. Step forward with your right leg, dropping your left knee toward the ground. Take a big enough step to keep your knee over your ankle, thigh parallel to the ground. Return to starting position. Side lunge. Step right leg to the right, dropping your hips to the right side, keeping your left knee straight. Return to start. Crossover lunge. Step your right leg across in front to your left side, bending both knees. Return to start. All three movements with the right leg is one rep. Finish five reps, then move to the left leg. Cue: Always keep your toes pointing straight forward for each movement. 2. Stiff-legged dead lift Keeping your left foot an inch off the floor and your right leg straight. Slowly bend at your waist and try to touch your left shoelaces. Tighten your stomach to support your spine. Focus on stretching and lengthening your right leg without moving your left leg. Control and balance your body, and stand up straight for one rep. Complete all 10 standing on your right leg, then do the same on your left.

3. Deep squat burnouts Lower your hips into a squat position, about knee depth (or whatever your body will comfortably allow). Now bounce lightly and quickly on the balls of your feet. Try to get your feet off the ground about an inch. Focus on staying low. Upper body 1. Plyometric push-up From a push-up position, lower your chest to the floor, keeping your back straight. Push-up explosively, creating enough momentum to elevate your hands off the floor. Land in the push-up position and immediately repeat. 2. Rotational push-up From a push-up position, lower your chest and turn your torso to the right side while bending both elbows to 90 degrees. Keep your back straight. Extend your arms to the top of the push-up position and lower your chest to the left side, bending your elbows as before. Each side counts as one rep. Move quickly and focus on keeping your shoulders over the top of your wrists. Do not lower your shoulders below your elbows to prevent unnecessary torque. 3. Isometric push-up

Hold your push-up position with elbows at 90 degrees for the designated time, continuing to breathe. Core conditioning 1. Snow angels Lying on your stomach, lift your chest and feet off the ground about 6 inches. Spread feet and arms apart as if you were making a snow angel, then bring them back to starting position. Slowly lower to the ground and repeat. 2. Pike knee drivers In a push-up position, lift your hips high in the air, then lift your right heel high off the ground while squeezing your glutes. Keeping your back straight, bend and drive your right knee across toward your left elbow. Arms and left leg should remain straight. Lift right heel back up to above hips and repeat 20 times. Then do left leg. 3. Burpees Start with feet together, standing tall. Drop your hands to the floor and jump back with your legs to a push-up position. Lower your body to the floor (this does not have to be a perfect push-up), then raise your hips high off the ground and jump forward with your feet back to starting position. Now stand and jump up, getting

your feet at least one inch off the floor. Repeat.

Things to remember

Always keep a regular breathing rhythm throughout each exercise. It should take 7-10 minutes to complete one round of all three groups, which means the entire workout should last no more than 30 minutes. Keep this in mind and schedule to complete your workouts accordingly. If you know you’re short on time, pick two groups and complete three rounds. On your next training day, complete the third group with one of the previous two. Or do all three groups but only two rounds of each instead of three. Each week, mix up the order of the exercises within their respective groups for a new challenge. Chris Campbell is the owner of Next Level Fit Training in Ft. Lauderdale and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (www.NextLevelFitTraining. com). He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science and a master’s degree in health education and behavior at the University of Florida. He has trained Olympic and professional athletes as well as beginner exercisers. Comments on this column are welcome at

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Do you have a will?

Yes, but outdated– 25%

Do you have a plan for what happens to If something h your body after death? someone able

Do you have a living will?

No – 27%

No – 28% No – 12% Yes, and current– 40%

Yes, in a legal document – 21%

Not yet – 26%

Not yet – 23%

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Not yet – 17%

Yes, but outdated– 13% Yes, and current– 33%

Yes, my family is aware– 35%

Yes, until a relief c arrives – 6

Not all captains and crew prepared with legal documents, living SURVEY, from page C1 half of yacht captains have a plan for what they want to happen to their body when they die. “I have Neptune Society for myself: pre-paid pick up anywhere in the world, cremation, ashes sent where I want them, etc.,” said a captain in his late 60s who runs a yacht 80-100 feet. “I keep that card under my driver’s license, just in case. My will is current and someone knows where to find it. That is important.” More than a quarter of respondents, however, said it didn’t matter to them what happens after they die, that whatever their family chose to do with their remains would be fine with them. That left about 17 percent who haven’t thought about this part of death yet. It turns out that these are mostly the same captains who don’t have a will. All these results tell us something about the captains who answered our survey this month, and that is that most of them have at least thought about the end of their life and have made some arrangement for it. But what we really wanted to know was Do you have a plan for what the crew are to do should

you die onboard? The answer surprised us. In an industry where plans and drills are common, more than 80 percent of captains in our survey said they do not have a plan for what happens if they die onboard. “I don’t care, I’ll be dead,” said a captain in his late 40s. (To be fair, this captain has a current will and living will, so he must care at least a little.) “Well, at about that time I’m not really sure I give a damn,” said a captain in his late 60s who runs a yacht 80-100 feet. “I try to make sure that someone aboard has the skills to get the boat back to port, make radio calls, etc.” “For myself, it’s probably the best way to go, doing something I love,” said a captain in yachting more than 25 years. “For anyone else, I pray that it does not happen on board my command, but I am ready for it.” “If I die onboard you may render me unto the deep and I will commune with Neptune,” said a captain in his early 60s. “No yacht would be properly equipped to deal with this at sea,” said a captain in his early 30s in yachting more than 10 years.

“Not pleasant to think about and I hope I never put my crew in a position of dealing with it,” said a captain in yachting more than 30 years. About 15 percent of our captains said they’ve discussed the scenario with their crew, leaving about 2 percent who have included the scenario in a procedure and actually drilled on it. “There’s no ‘official’ plan in place and I don’t feel that it’s something you ‘drill’ for but if I died aboard, I would hope the crew would enter the nearest port, have my body removed from the boat and shipped home for an autopsy,” said a captain in his early 50s who has discussed the scenario with his crew. Even though most captains in our survey don’t have a plan, we were curious if they had a preference so we asked What would you like to happen next if you should unexpectedly die onboard? It should come as no surprise that many of our respondents who chose to answer this optional question opted for a maritime approach. “Quick burial at sea,” said a captain in his late 50s in yachting more than 25 years. “Adios.”

“Sew me int anchor cable a heave me over yachting more “A Viking fu more than 30 y Most, howe simply expecte their loved one home. “I would pre as trained, and said the captai “If more tha in the freezer a captain of a ya U.S., return the customs.” “Next of kin arrangements said another ca to authorities, “If we’re out somewhere an

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Have you had training, guidance or protocols to handle a death onboard?

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How to handle a death onboard In an effort to help others, we asked captains to share some of the basics of how they have learned to handle a death onboard.

Yes, in a course – 26%

Yes, without a hitch – 25%

No – 8%

captain 66%

None – 5% No, but I’ve created my own – 59%

Yes, old boss – 3% Yes, experience – 3% Yes, in the military – 3%

g will, what to do with the body

to a hammock with a chunk of around my feet, say a few words and the side,” said another captain in e than 25 years. uneral,” said a captain in yachting years. ever, were a bit more practical and ed the yacht to return to shore safely, es notified, and their body shipped

efer that the first officer takes over, d keeps passengers and crew safe,” in of a yacht 80-100 feet. an 12 hours from dock, clear space and place body in there,” said the acht 100-120 feet. “If outside the e vessel to the U.S. and report to

n notified as quickly as possible and made for them to meet the vessel,” aptain of a yacht 100-120 feet. “Calls after consultation with next of kin.” t to sea, the crew get safely nd then get my body shipped home,”

said a captain in yachting more than 30 years. “Put me in the freezer and head back to the U.S., if geographically feasible,” said the captain of a yacht 120-140 feet. “To have the second-in-command contact local officials if in port or the USCG at sea for instructions and coordinates to meet authorities,” said the captain of a yacht 80-100 feet. “Preserve the scene and body for disposition ashore, if in the U.S.,” said a captain in his late 60s who runs a yacht 100-120 feet. “Use judgement of relief if abroad.” “If possible, donate all of my useful parts to someone who needs them, the rest send to the body ranch for science,” said a captain in his early 30s. “The gift of life is the best gift of all.” “Have the coast guard or navy collect my body and have a replacement captain continue the cruise with as little fuss as possible,” said a captain in his late 20s. “Crew take over the safety of the vessel,” said a captain in yachting more than 30 years. “Call

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l l l Keep the body as cool as possible until it can be off-loaded. We would either use a bathtub with ice or the walk-in refrigerator. l l l Remove body to a part of the vessel that is not visited often by passengers or crew. Give passengers something important to do to stop panic. Be aware of the feelings and needs of the loved ones still onboard, and what they need to deal with the grief. l l l Do not die in the Bahamas. You are “unconscious” and being evacuated by air or by boat. l l l Contact management so they can inform related interested parties. Store body in body bag in garbage fridge after washing and redressing, if necessary. Proceed to nearest port that will make it easy to repatriate the body. I always ask crew to list any medical issues upon hiring, and also obtain next-of-kin contact information immediately upon hiring. l l l If it was a reasonable cause of death, preserve body and scene. Then document, document, document. l l l 1. Secure the body. 2. Contact shoreside medical and authorities. 3. Document particulars of the death, including date and time. Usually, flag state has forms for this. 4. Refrigerate or freeze the body, if possible, until it can be delivered to shore facility. 5. Document in the official log book. These are the basics and details vary between flag states and by what country you happen to be in. l l l First is to contact MedAir to have the body taken to a proper facility. Until then, have body placed in a stateroom with the A/C low. Contact the owners, broker, next of kin. Make arrangements to get to the best/closest marina to make arrangements. l l l Document everything in writing and photos. Have everyone also write statements. l l l Time is of the essence to preserve the body and the authorities are contacted. They will give protocol according to location and requirements according to laws governing the region. l l l Document. Witness statements. Photograph. Wrap in plastic and ice down in tub or walk-in refrigerator if you have one. Secure personal effects.

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Replacement crew would continue the cruise SURVEY, from page C11 authorities and be advised of what to do with the remains. Of course, it would depend on the vessel’s location at the time of the issue. Maybe everyone say what the really thought of me and laugh a long while. We are all going to pass. Nothing to fear if you have led a proper life.” Some of our respondents left it up to the people who come after. “Call my wife,” said a captain in yachting more than 20 years. “Ship me home for my family and they will then deal with it,” said the captain of a yacht 140-160 feet in yachting more than 20 years. And there were a few who didn’t think it important to think about this type of scenario. “Does it really matter? I am dead,” said a captain in his early 50s who cruises globally. “I know that death is in the life, but no thoughts about it,” said a captain in his late 50s on a yacht 120-140 feet. Part of the reality of a captain dying while employed on a yacht is that the vessel must be manned, so we asked If something happened to you unexpectedly onboard, is someone else onboard able to take over? The largest group – two-thirds of our respondents – said their crew could

handle operations for a short time until a relief captain arrived. “Vessel would have to return to the dock,” said the captain of a yacht less than 80 feet. “The owner and mate can operate it but with me down, crew goes to one. We’re a captain/mate operation. On deliveries, it’s only the two of us. All my crew is trained in basic vessel ops but a delivery crew may not be able to make the decisions necessary to safely seek safe harbor. I need to work on this. With the owner aboard, that’s a different story. He’s a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy grad and can handle all vessel ops and decisions.” Most of the rest indicated that the vessel would operate without a hitch. “Depends on which boat I’m on,” said a captain in yachting more than 25 years. “Typically, I have at least one other person trained well enough to operate the boat and take over.” Just 8 percent said there was no one on board who could take over. We thought for sure that those were small vessels that perhaps only ran with one or two crew, but we were surprised to learn that all of the captains who said no one could take over were on yachts larger than 80 feet, and that half were on yachts larger than 120 feet. In addition to the captain dying

Do you have a plan for what to do if someone else should die?

No – 39% Yes, we’ve discussed it – 56%

Yes, it’s a procedure – 5%

onboard, we were curious to learn Do you have a plan for what to do if someone else on your crew should unexpectedly die? Although captains admitted to not having much of a plan in the event that they themselves should die onboard, they were more prepared should it happen to someone else. While it’s still unlikely to be a procedure that the crew has drilled on (5 percent), more than half of our respondents said they have discussed

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Do you have a plan if a guest dies?

Preparations in place for crew, guest deaths SURVEY, from page C12

No – 35%

Yes, we’ve discussed it – 57%

Yes, it’s a procedure – 8%

Discussed with owner about his/her death or your own?

No – 82% Yes – 18%

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this scenario with the crew. “My plan in the event someone dies onboard is to head for the nearest U.S. port,” said a captain in his early 60s on a yacht 120-140 feet. “Do not put into a foreign port if at all feasible.” Compared to planning for their own death, half as many (40 percent) said they had no plan in the event another crew member died. The amount of planning improves again when we asked What about a guest? Once again, more than half said they have discussed this scenario with the crew, and about 8 percent have a procedure that they’ve drilled on. “In running a dive boat, we had a program in place for death aboard,” said a captain in his late 50s. “I know that helped me in planning in the event someone was to die on board.” “I have had two guest deaths on board,” said a captain in yachting more than 25 years. “It’s brutal to deal with.” “We had a guest die onboard once,” said a captain in yachting more than 25 years. “The coast guard told us to bring her into port in the morning. We did and they took her off. The family chose to depart with her, the grandma. A sad trip to be sure.” Still, about 35 percent said they had

no plan, other than to use common sense. We were curious to learn if addressing the possibility of their death on the job was something captains handled alone, so we asked Have you ever had a conversation with the owner about what would happen in the event of either his/her death or your own? Most, 82 percent, had not. Even those who have, though, didn’t have much success. “This is a good topic,” said the captain of a yacht 80-100 feet who has talked about this topic with the owner. “It’s hard for a lot of people to talk about, though. I did try to get instructions on getting an aircraft into the Bahamas, but it was not acted upon. Oh well.” Have you received any training, guidance or protocols related to handling a death onboard? Most haven’t, though almost 60 percent indicated they have created their own. “Depends on location but immediate removal of guests and body using our medical service plan,” said a captain in yachting more than 15 years. “We were under instructions by the owner to keep freezer space available if an owner or guest were to die

onboard,” said a captain in yachting more than 25 years. The next largest group, 26 percent, said they learned basics in a course. “Medical courses go over procedures or there are books like Chapmans that can walk you through procedures,” said a captain in yachting more than 30 years. Other captains learned on the job, either from previous captains or by experiencing it firsthand. Just 5 percent said they have never received any training or guidance in how to handle this situation. “Haven’t thought about it,” said a captain in yachting more than 15 years, “but will work on it now.” “This survey has made me consider the problem more thoroughly,” said a captain older than 75. “Thank you.” In an effort to help others, we asked captains to share basics of how to handle a death onboard. See those tips in the sidebar story on page C11. Lucy Chabot Reed is editor of The Triton. Comments on this survey are welcome at We conduct our monthly surveys online. All captains and crew members are welcome to participate. If you haven’t been invited to take our surveys and would like to be, e-mail to be added.

C14 October 2013 PERSONAL FINANCE: Yachting Capital

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Minimalist yachting lifestyle ideal for stress-free retirement One of the advantages of working on services industry where I have built my a yacht is that you can live comfortably own financial practice. Some people with the most minimal possessions ask how do you go from being a captain in life. This also means that you likely to financial planning. My answer is don’t have the simple: both jobs involved planning normal living trips. expenses of Whether you plan a trip to the a house, car, Caribbean or a trip to retirement, as utilities, food and long as you know how to research other expenses and aren’t afraid to ask for help from that go with someone with more experience or local these purchases. knowledge, you can plan a successful Plus, you make a trip. decent salary. As many have experienced, divorce Yachting Capital Imagine taking sometimes happens. After some time, Mark A. Cline your income I remarried and now have a family of $30,000 to of five, so it’s two times the stuff and $150,000 a year and investing 80 a bigger house to hold all this stuff percent of it. If planned out properly, because nobody wants to give up their this could complete your retirement for stuff. life in just 10 years, no matter how old The kids have left home now and we you are. If you have a spouse and plan recently moved into a smaller house. this together, you could collapse the I have really considered this whole time. idea of minimalist living and the effects For the typical landlubber, saving for it has on stress, finances, etc. retirement usually takes a lifetime to We are now going through achieve, if it’s achieved at all. everything we own and are dealing with I’ve experienced “do we really need the life cycle of this or even use it Whether you starting off with the anymore?” It takes a plan a trip to the homemade furniture few times asking this and hardly anything Caribbean or a trip to question to actually to fill my closets to let anything go as retirement, as long the real furniture and we naturally have a as you know how to lots of stuff, and back hard time giving up again. things, especially if research and aren’t Working on there are memories afraid to ask for yachts, I had no tied to them. help, you can plan a expenses and my But slowly, we let successful trip. credit card debt things go, as well as disappeared fast. the expenses and Shortly after having stress that go with things all paid off, I got married to a those things. yacht chef. I don’t regret decisions I have made We had two incomes and were so because then I wouldn’t have my busy we did not have time to spend it daughter or be married to my new wife. all so we saved a lot that first year. But I do wish that I would have saved Unfortunately, due to an extreme more when I was younger. charter schedule and being new to For those of you just starting out being married, my new wife got burned in the yachting industry, focus the out and was ready to move ashore, with next 10 years of your life with the right or without me. financial plan and live the extreme I was not ready to give up my minimalist life of a yachtie. If you do, captain’s career so we moved to Ft. you could have a stress-free retired life. Lauderdale. All the money we saved For those of us who have all this stuff up in that one year was spent on first, now, think about taking the time and last and security. Oh, and we now each filtering through it. You will feel better needed a car. Good-bye savings. and have less stress and more time. I By the time we both found work, we do. had some credit card debt, which was Information in this column is not not my dream financial plan. intended to be specific advice for Life went on and we bought a house, anyone. You should use the information had a daughter and started our cycle of to help you work with a professional accumulating stuff. regarding your specific financial goals. Eventually, I wanted a career transition to be home with my family. Capt. Mark A. Cline is a chartered (Changing from a yacht captain’s salary senior financial planner. Contact him to a land-based job making the same at +1 954-764-2929 or through www. kind of money is a whole different Comments on this article.) column are welcome at editorial@theI ultimately went into the financial

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Ask tough questions to get the answers that move you forward Sometimes it can be helpful and includes victories and achievements enlightening to take some time and but also disappointments and regret. do an honest self-assessment. You It is not a time to beat yourself up know, take stock and take a good look about anything, but rather to accept, at where we admit and understand. That is the are, who we are way forward. That is the path to your and where we growth and continued development. would like to go. So what is involved in this These exercises assessment? Basically, we want to of reflection and ask ourselves some questions and try raw honesty can to answer them. The answers don’t lead to small necessarily come immediately, but if positive steps or you go fully into this, the insights will be truly powerful come. Crew Coach life-changing The big question I often remind Rob Gannon moments. coaching clients of is “what do I want?” As a life If the answer isn’t clear, keep asking coach, I have conversations quite questions. often with people who are considering If it’s a career change you’re change, thinking about their path and considering, you may want to ask desiring more clarity and purpose. I yourself; what am I good at? What have spoken to a number of folks in comes naturally to me? What could I the yacht chartering world who are help others with? What do I need to wondering if it’s what they want to work on? In what area do I need to do long term and are thinking about improve the most? There are many another possible lifestyle. questions to look at indeed. This is when it’s Some of the helpful to check in answers may bother The big question with ourselves, but you or make you a we must check in little uncomfortable. I often remind openly and honestly. That’s OK. That just coaching clients of is We can’t ignore some shows you’re asking ‘what do I want?’ hard truths and even yourself some painful lessons in powerful questions. If the answer isn’t our stories. Remember, you clear, keep asking There is no set are trying to get questions. time frame for doing to an honest this. You could try understanding with scheduling it in but yourself to pave the it’s driven more by events, experiences way forward. It isn’t always easy, but I and feelings. I have had a number of, can tell you from experience that it is let’s say, minor assessments that led worth the effort. to some course corrections, but there When I begin working with a new were also two major life changers as coaching client, one of the first things well. I ask him/her to do is to write me a Now it just so happens that these biography, a condensed life story with major assessments took place around the highlights, meaningful events and what could be considered by some as experiences, but also with the lowlights significant age numbers. The numbers and disappointments. It’s challenging may have played a role but what was for some but they usually feel good going on and what I was feeling led me after doing it, and it’s another form of to major assessments at around age assessment. 30 and age 50. This leads me to believe As coach, I get a better feel for that at 70, something will be going them, a clearer picture of where they’re down. I can’t imagine what that might coming from. The client completes a be but I like the idea of it. reflective exercise that can open their So my big assessments came at a eyes about where they are so we can time that I’m sure most psychologists start there. I’m a big fan of writing would not find surprising, but this can things down, writing things out. take place at any age and place in our If you are in the yachting profession lives. or really any career and find yourself in This exercise of assessment reminds that should-I-stay-or-should-I-go place, me of the age-old wisdom in the sit yourself down and start asking statement “know thyself.” To truly the good questions. Be honest and I know oneself, you have to check in and promise you the answers will come. reconnect to the true self we can easily get detached from. This is where we Rob Gannon is a 25-year licensed must take care not to believe the story captain and certified life and wellness the ego will try to sell you. coach ( Be careful with that one. This is Comments on this column are welcome the real, honest look at things that at

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Triton October 2013 Vol.10, No. 7  

Monthly publication with news for captains and crew on megayachts.

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