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Sun & Moon Sunset: 6:13 pm; Sunrise (Saturday): 6:56 am Moonrise: 6:10 pm; 98% illuminated Low tides: 3:46 pm; 4:00 am (Saturday) High tides: 9:40 pm; 10:03 am (Saturday)

Weather Today: Sunny skies, NE 5-10 mph, high 71 Tonight: Mostly clear, W 5-10 mph, low 58 Tomorrow AM: Sun, afternoon clouds, W 10-15 mph, high 78

How nautical are your crew? n What is the origin of ship’s head? n What does it mean to wank? n What is the name for the line painted on a ship’s hull just above the waterline to delineate the topside from the bottom paint. n A tide that has two equal daily high waters and two equal daily low waters is known as what? ANSWERS on page 2.

In the News Bond, James Bond Legendary yacht owner John Staluppi, who names all his yachts after James Bond films, has signed a contract with Sunrise Yachts of Turkey to build the 68m M/Y Skyfall. Skyfall will be his 19th yacht project and will be managed by Worth Avenue Yachts. It is due to launch in 2017.

Bahamas for Valentine’s? Ft. Lauderdale-based Tropic Ocean Airways announced inaugural twoday-a-week scheduled seaplane service to Hope Town, Great Abaco will begin today. Tropic Ocean Airways, which reinstituted regular seaplane service to the Bahamas in 2011, is partnering with IJet Charters, to offer direct flights to Hope Town.

RED HOT IN BLUES: The crew of M/Y Lady Sheila shined for opening day of the 26th annual Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach yesterday. PHOTO/TOM SERIO

Two shows add confusion to Miami By Lucy Chabot Reed Here you are, working at the “Miami show”. But where are you, really? There are actually two boat shows going on right now: the Yacht & Brokerage Show and the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS). And in the months leading up to the shows, press announcements and subsequent coverage revealed there would be two more shows, exhibits really. One was to be called Superyacht Lifestyle Miami, the other Superyacht Miami. So not only are there two “Miami” shows, there now appeared to be two

“superyacht” shows, too. If the multiple shows and multiple venues confuse you, you aren’t alone. Even exhibitors aren’t always sure which show they are in. In late January, just two weeks before the show, yacht brokerage firm Edmiston announced it would have three yachts at MIBS. Their yachts – Snowbird, Domani and Hakuna Matata – appear on ramps 13 and 17 in the Yacht & Brokerage Show. Another Yacht & Brokerage Show exhibitor sent a press conference announcement yesterday directing the media to MIBS for an event. See SHOWS, page 3

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MIBS adds, then delays, new exhibit SHOWS, from page 1 Amid all the confusion, there are really just two shows, and they are distinguished by their owners. Much of the megayacht industry is at the Yacht and Brokerage Show, set up between 41st and 51st streets alongside Collins Avenue. This show is co-owned by the Florida Yacht Brokers Association and Show Management, and is now in its 26th year. There are no tickets required for this show, which is free and open to the public. The other Miami show, MIBS, is housed primarily in the Miami Beach Convention Center and owned by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). It features about 2,000 exhibitors in all facets of the recreational boating market. But there’s a little more confusion surrounding the shows this year. In mid-November, NMMA announced it would debut Superyacht Lifestyle Miami, an exhibit of superyachts and luxury products at the old Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami that is being renovated. Three weeks later, FYBA announced it was expanding into Miami Beach Marina with the similarly named Superyacht Miami, designed for yachts larger than 47m. By the first week of January, however, NMMA released a statement saying it had postponed the debut of its superyacht exhibit until next year. Its

reasoning included “strong interest” from the yachting community. “In consideration of the strong interest from potential exhibitors, sponsors, our members and the superyacht industry, we are postponing our Superyacht Lifestyle Miami event to February 2015 to better accommodate their needs,” NMMA President Thom Dammrich said in a release on Jan. 6. But the Yacht & Brokerage Show carried on, exhibiting its vessels on the outside of A dock at Miami Beach Marina, though it did not promote the venue much. Yesterday, that dock featured the 171-foot Feadship M/Y Gravitas and the 200-foot Feadship M/Y Mylin IV, which makes its base at Miami Beach Marina. Seven other yachts ranged from 82 to 123 feet. Crew working those yachts said they were curious to see how it would work out, being so far from the action on Collins. Crew on Collins, however, didn’t even know their brethren were over there, though several thought the addition of some deepwater dockage was a good idea, considering the show’s existing limitations with draft and maneuverability on Indian Creek. There are more than 500 boats in the water at the Yacht & Brokerage Show this year. And like always, the docks – both at Collins and now at Miami Beach Marina – are open to the public for free. Lucy Chabot Reed is editor of The Triton. Comments:

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Answers to the quiz on page 1: n The toilet was placed at the fore of the ship aft the bowsprit and to the side so the spray from the bow wave would wash it clean, the correct expression would be going to the head i.e. Head of the ship not as is today using the head. n Is to manipulate the hand bilge pumps on the old sailing ships. Therefore, those who manned the pumps were wankers, (I kid you not). (Courtesy Capt. Christopher Hezelgrave) n Boottop n Semidurnal tide

Triton Today Miami is published by Triton Publishing Group, parent company of The Triton. Publisher: David Reed Editorial: Lucy Chabot Reed, Dorie Cox Advertising: Mike Price Production: Patty Weinert Vol. 6, No. 2. Copyright 2014, all rights reserved.

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pening day of the 26th annual Yacht and Brokerage Show started with rain and wind, but cleared up for a a bright view of well-dressed crew. PHOTOS/TOM SERIO

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

Chocolate or flowers for Valentine’s Day? Happy Valentine’s Day yachties. Some claim this is a made-up holiday, commercialized to sell greeting cards and flowers, but yacht crew aren’t that cynical. Most of the crew we talked to yesterday had made plans to show their Valentines some love. Interestingly, when we asked “Chocolates or flowers?” almost all – both men and women – said flowers. We talked to Valentines who work together, and those who are apart, Valentines who have been together for decades and one young man getting ready to propose. Say what you will about Valentine’s Day, we’ll take any excuse to be nice to those we love. Watch for Triton Publisher David Reed on the docks today as he shares some love. — Lucy Chabot Reed Stew Lizelle van der Walt M/Y Carpe Diem II 150’ Trinity “Flowers, but it’s so hard on a boat because there’s always a lot of nice flowers around.” About her Valentine, she said, “he knows; I reminded him.”

Capt. Brian Mitchell M/Y Sealyon 120’ ISA “I would go flowers. I’ve already sent mine (to his wife at home in Australia). She’s about to get a heap of flowers for Valentine’s Day and a single red rose for our anniversary.”

2d Stew Killian Fulton M/Y Sophia 42m Moonen “Flowers, but he probably doesn’t even realize it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow,” she said of her co-worker Valentine. Stew Morgan Major Westport display “That’s a toughie. I like to give flowers.” Her Valentine is not in yachting, but “he did ask for my address.” (Good luck Morgan.)

Bosun Willie Botha M/Y Impulsive 140’ Norship “It all depends on who’s receiving. For me, I’d rather have a night on the town, a few drinks, nothing fancy.”

Chief Stew Diane Johnson M/Y Northlander 125’ Moonen “When you work in this industry, you often work holidays. We’ll take a moment to remember our love for each other.” Eng. Vitaliy Drobina M/Y Miss Michelle 130’ Westport “I don’t think there’s a wrong answer to that one.”

First Mate Tyler Epps M/Y Seascape 105’ Destiny “I’m sending both” to his girlfriend in Charleston. “She’s about to get a ring, too.”

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What’s that? Boat show bingo sights


Triton Today Miami 2014 Friday  

A daily publication handed out at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show.

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