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o o o Things to See / Do Today, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sun & Moon


Sunset: 7:33 pm; Sunrise (Monday): 7:18 am Moonrise: 5:11 pm High tides: 7:53 pm; 8:16 am (Monday) Low tides: 1:41 pm; 2:03 am (Monday)

Today: Partly cloudy, chance of rain, t-storms 40%, wind SW 15-25 mph, high 82 Tonight: Cloudy, low 70, wind WSW 10-20 Monday AM: Cloudy, then clear, high 72

Daily events with Ward’s Marine Electric (booth 926A, near the Clematis Street entrance). Today it’s steel drum music, a kids “mad scientist” display, and a candy bar.

Tonight, 8 p.m. Zeidel’s Last Blast Crew Party, Monarchy Night Club, 221 Clematis St. Stop by Zeidel’s booth 916 for a VIP wristband for free entry, food and drinks.

Upcoming Events April 3, 6-8 p.m.

SMILES STILL FOR ONE MORE DAY: The crew of M/Y Perseverance II kept it up for a blustery Saturday at the show. See more crew shots on pages 4-5. PHOTO/TOM SERIO

Triton networking with Dockwise Yacht Transport around the fountain beside Bimini Boatyard on 17th St. in Ft. Lauderdale.

Blue yacht doesn’t disappoint

The next big thing

Sometimes, a yacht’s name is pretty clear, honoring a wife or children, or perhaps how the owner’s wealth was acquired. Sometimes, the name on the stern tells just the beginning of a story. On the 117-foot M/Y Star Sapphire, the name only tells part of the story. The owner’s previous yacht was Star Love, a 57-foot Carver, and he wanted to keep “star”, said Mate/Eng. Sebastien Lafaille, who offered a tour yesterday. And the owner’s favorite color is blue, so that explains the rest. You have to step aboard and get the full picture. The full blue picture, to be

Our 10th Spring Triton Expo will be held at Lauderdale Marine Center in Ft. Lauderdale on April 10. Triton Expo premiered in 2008 and now includes more vendors with products and services. This year join us under the oak trees surrounded by a Caribbean Carnival theme. The Triton Expo is free and open to everyone in the yachting industry. No RSVP is required; just sign in when you get there. Find us on Wednesday, April 10, between 5-8 p.m. at Lauderdale Marine Center, 2001 SW 20th St.

By Lucy Chabot Reed

precise. It begins with the blue sodalite from Zimbabwe that frames the bar in the salon. Other blue marble lines counters and buffets, is in bathrooms and staterooms. Blue Murano glass accents doors and windows, grace tables and hang from the ceilings. The owner didn’t start out to make a statement. “He didn’t intend to build a yacht,” Lafaille said. “He visited boats for two years, but they all looked the same to him so he decided to build his own. For sure, that way, it would be different than all the others.”

See NAMES, page 3

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Suduko Try this puzzle based on numbers. There is only one rule for these number puzzles: Every row, every column and every 3x3 box must contain the digits 1 through 9 only once. You don’t need arithmetic. Nothing has to add up to anything else. All you need is reasoning and logic.


Join us for the 5th annual Spin-A-Thon and help us raise money for children and families in our communities!



Yacht names

About us

Here are the correct yacht names from the photos on page 6. From left to right, top to bottom: Hope, Arianna Night Moves, Rochade Carcharius, Lejos (tall skinny photo), Xanadu Reenergized, Poupee, Grand Coroto Longo Mai, Dancing Milly III, Dulcinea, Mi Mu Constellation, Golden Compass, Life of Reilley

Triton Today Palm Beach is published by Triton Publishing Group. Publisher: David Reed Editorial: Lucy Chabot Reed, Dorie Cox, Tom Serio Advertising: Mike Price Production: Patty Weinert Vol. 3, No. 4. Copyright 2013, all rights reserved.

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NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES: The main salon of M/Y Star Sapphire is dominated by the Zimbabwean sodalite bar. PHOTOS/LUCY REED

Names take lead from the arts NAMES, from page 1 The owner, a retired heart surgeon and also the captain of the yacht, made trips to the quarry in Italy to hand-pick his marble and hired German craftsmen to recreate a basketweave pattern he’d seen on the dining room floor. The owner and his wife lived aboard for four years, traveling all that time, but put the yacht on the market last year due to health issues. “The price is down now so there’s been a ton of interest,” Lafaille said. “It’s one of those boats, you either love everything about it or you hate it. I’ve never heard anyone say ‘oh, it’s OK, it’s just like all the others’.” Other boats have interesting stories behind their names. M/Y Golden Compass, the 151-foot Picchiotti formerly known as M/Y Southerly, was named after the youngadult fantasy novel of the same name. (The book is known as “Northern Lights” in the UK and Australia.) The novel is set in a parallel universe where human souls exist externally in the form of animals that accompany their humans through life. Speaking of the arts, the 170-foot (52m) Amels M/Y Marjorie Morningstar is named after the 1958 movie of the

EVERY DETAIL: Mate/Eng. Sebastien Lafaille, above, with a door in the main salon; a Murano glass vase-turned-lamp on M/Y Star Sapphire, left. PHOTOS/LUCY REED

same name, a coming-of-age story about a Jewish girl in 1950s New York City. An artist, the girl wants to break from the traditional social and religious tenets expected of her and follow an unconventional path. And you might have done a doubletake when you saw M/Y Blind Date at Ramp E and then again on Dock D. The two yachts were once owned by the same owner, but the 161-foot (49m) Trinity (in the IYC display at Ramp E) sold three years ago and was not renamed. It’s back on the market, sharing show fame with the 134-foot (41m) Lurssen. Lucy Chabot Reed is editor of The Triton. Comments welcome:

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n an effort to keep our photographer excited about shooting crew shots on the fourth day of the show, we came up with the theme “Buddies on Board.” Tom went searching for yacht crew buddies and found quite a few. But he also found crew who work solo and didn’t want to exclude them so you’ll spot some singles in here, too. And he caught one stew as she came to the aid of a mate who didn’t want to deal with a dead bug. See if you can spot the bumble bee. PHOTOS/TOM SERIO, LUCY REED

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‘Hello, I love you’


on’t you tell me your name? Take a guess at the full name of these yacht from a section of the stern as seen by a Triton photographer. All these yachts are in the Palm Beach show and can be found if you take a stroll around. The answers are on page 2, but before you peak, take a stab at seeing how many you recognize and post your best guess on our Facebook page: PHOTOS/TOM SERIO, LUCY REED

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

Where is the yacht going this summer? It’s always tricky asking this question at a boat show, when it’s never sure what the day will bring Yet we do it at the end of every show in the hopes that the results will reveal something about yacht movements, usage and maybe even trends. Very few crew told us they were unsure where they would be this summer. Unsure of the future, yes, but they noted that they would be staying in South Florida until something happened. We were surprised at the number of yachts that planned to stay in and cruise the Bahamas by choice, however, not simply because they were awaiting a sale. And there were even a few boats heading to the Caribbean this season, about as many as were heading to the Med. The largest group, though, was heading to New England this summer. We use that term New England lightly to include New York all the way to Maine. I asked everyone who said they were heading there if they would venture just a little farther and visit Nova Scotia, but none were. When I asked why not, they didn’t really know. They just always only go as far as Maine. I wonder why. Wherever you are headed this summer, fair winds. And if you are staying here, everyone is welcome at our Triton networking events the first (and often third) Wednesdays of every month from 6-8 p.m.; only the location changes. Join us April 3 with Dockwise Yacht Transport around the fountain beside Bimini Boatyard on 17th Street. Visit for more details. – Data compiled by Lucy Chabot Reed

Florida/Bahamas – 27% Staying local, waiting – 27%

Med – 7% Caribbean – 7%

New England – 33%

Mate Josh Kay M/Y Arianna 164-foot Delta “We’re staying around here, going to the Bahamas, maybe do some offseason charters in the Caribbean.”

Mate/Eng. Sebastien Lafaille M/Y Star Sapphire 117-foot Bilgin “Hopefully, we’ll be sold, but if not, we’ll likely head to the Caribbean. We tend to go against the grain and travel in the offseason. It’s easier to get dockage and there aren’t so many people everywhere. We had the best time in Spain that way.” Capt. Tom Gray M/Y Miss Lisa 92-foot Citadel “Typically we go to New England for the summer. I’d be surprised if we didn’t. But as you know, there are no guarantees.”

Triton Today PBIBS 2013 Day 4  

daily paper handed out to crew at The Palm Beach International Boat Show

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