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Paperless Check Lists using Triton Mobile

Posted by Steve Kahlich on Apr 26, 2017 11:01:19 PM

Check Lists have become the mainstay of safety maintenance compliance. Even yachts that are not required to follow ISM requirements benefit from a fully developed Safety Management System (SMS). Of course, the last thing an engineer or deck officer needs is more paperwork.

Luckily, by setting up check lists in Triton Administrator, yacht crew eliminate tedious paperwork and improve the vessel’s safety with proactive safety equipment maintenance.  And now completing a check list is even easier with Triton Mobile!

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Topics: yacht management software, vessel planned maintenance, Triton Mobile app, safety management, Check Lists, ISM compliance

Triton Mobile™ app works across all popular platforms and devices

Posted by Scott Strand on Oct 27, 2016 5:38:39 PM

Staying connected to the Internet can be a challenge for any yacht, but when your software tools rely upon Internet access, frustration grows with each dropped connection. Until recently, it was almost impossible to use mobile apps on boats because of the spotty Internet access. Unless your vessel sat at the dock with a solid Wi-Fi signal, there was no guarantee your cloud based application was accessible when you needed it.

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Topics: yacht management software

Vessel Management Software—Features, Support, and Cost

Posted by Scott Strand on Jun 22, 2015 1:58:54 PM

These days, vessels of all sizes are complex. You don't need to be operating a mega yacht to benefit from vessel management software that manages the day-to-day business of running your boat.


In this post, I'd like to discuss some key points to keep in mind if you are in the market for management software, regardless of your vessel's size. I'll include the features your program should include and what can you expect in the way of support and total cost.


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Topics: yacht management software

Resolve to Organize your Yacht Documents

Posted by Andy Levy on Jan 8, 2015 6:21:44 PM

For some, New Year’s resolutions can be tedious. The day after over-indulging (usually at a New Year’s Eve party), we promise ourselves to do better.


But it's not always easy to change our habits. In fact, a large number of people who make resolutions also end up breaking them.


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Topics: yacht management software, vessel document management

What do Captains Think of Multiple Yacht Ownership?

Posted by Darren Mayhead on Dec 17, 2014 3:25:00 PM

Multiple yacht ownership is a growing trend in the past few years. Sometimes, owners buy several vessels that travel in a fleet.


In other cases, a large yacht tows a smaller tender or sportfish, both of which have to be managed and maintained. Or an owner may have more than one vessel because one is for sale. But whatever the situation, one captain is often asked to oversee multiple vessels at one time.


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Topics: yacht management software

3 Ways Yacht Management Software Makes Fractional Ownership Easier

Posted by Amy Levy on Aug 21, 2014 1:13:33 AM

Did you read OnboardOnline’s 1 August, 2014 post by Daniel Shea entitled Buying a Yacht: Has Fractional Ownership Found its Niche? It discusses the positives and negatives of fractional ownership, plus why the concept is currently more popular in the U.S. than in Europe.


One of the key points in the article is that "it’s more difficult to manage a yacht with so many different families and interests." So if you manage, captain or crew a fractionally owned vessel, you need to put a great deal of thought and effort into back-office management. That is to say, you need to juggle the desires of multiple owners and families on one vessel.


It sounds like an impossible task, but that’s where a good yacht management program can keep things sorted so crew can do their jobs, keep multiple owners happy, and not go crazy in the process. Read on to learn what yacht management software can do for you in a fractional ownership situation, or even if your yacht is individually owned. 

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Topics: yacht management software

Yacht Management Software: How Much Does It Cost?

Posted by Scott Strand on Jun 19, 2014 7:40:00 AM

You’ve decided that this is the year you will organize the business of managing your yacht. You’ll find a yacht management software program, set up planned maintenance schedules, and upload all your documents.


Soon, with a few clicks, you’ll be able to view your engine room work list, access the vessel’s drawings, check the spares inventory, generate a Crew Hours of Work and Rest report, and more!


You are ready to do the legwork necessary to organize life on your vessel (importing data and training the crew), but a major question remains before you can make a commitment to purchase a program: what does yacht management software cost?


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Topics: yacht management software

Why We Love Yacht Management Software (And You Should, Too!)

Posted by Amy Levy on May 15, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Spring is here! And with the season of freshness and renewal comes an itch to clean, purge and organize. But for many of us, getting a handle on the organizing piece is so daunting that we put it off, and put it off until…next spring!


It happens in homes and it also happens on vessels--your yacht would run so much more efficiently if you could just ORGANIZE everything. But where to start?


What if someone broke down the tasks of organizing the business of your vessel for you, only requiring you to plug in the necessary information to get the yacht organizational scheme of your dreams? 


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Topics: yacht management software

New Web App for Crew Hours of Work and Rest

Posted by Andy Levy on Mar 18, 2014 9:41:00 AM

Did you know that the American Dialect Society named “app” the word of the year for 2010? Since then, apps for phones, tablets and computers have only grown more popular.


But what exactly is an app (short for “application”), and why should you care about them? An app usually refers to software used on a mobile device like a smartphone or a tablet. A “web app” or “online app” refers to software you access online via a browser.


You should care because online apps create a quick, streamlined way to perform a specific task. Which brings me to the point of this post: Triton Administrator now has an app which tracks hours of work and rest.


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Topics: yacht management software, mlc 2006

3 Ways to Comply with MLC 2006 Rules Using Yacht Management Software

Posted by Scott Strand on Dec 27, 2013 3:45:00 PM

As we all know, MLC (Maritime Labour Convention) 2006 was implemented in August of 2013. And some crew are still not meeting the convention's strict regulations regarding documentation.


But good yacht management software can help you pass inspections with flying colors and avoid port state control detention. In fact, when used correctly, the right yacht management is the best way to fulfill MLC 2006 requirements and make it obvious to inspectors that your yacht is in compliance.


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Topics: yacht management software, mlc 2006, document management

JD_Crawford_head_shotDarren and the GCS team have been instrumental in the development and deployment of several carrier grade IT networks for large scale, Savant-based super-yacht projects where the technology infrastructure needed to be extremely reliable. 


The capabilities of the GCS team have proven instrumental in helping us deliver a world class technology experience to some of the most prestigious yachts in the world.


J.D. Crawford of Savant Systems


I have been working with Great Circle Systems since 2006 when they did the installation of all our networking and Internet communications equipment on our boat being built in Germany.


The equipment they recommended and installed was exactly as we required.  We have had extremely good results with all of their equipment and it has performed as they had advised.


I would highly recommend them to all fellow captains.


Captain Keith T. Moore of M/Y Lady Sheridan

CE_W_Michael_Hummel_of_MY_TVTriton Administrator has proven to be the perfect tool for us on M/Y TV, which is a 78 meter Luerssen yacht.


Triton has comprehensive essential features plus any additional features one can possibly need. It is still easy to use and has a swift support team to implement customer-specific wishes, such as individual day logs, etc.


W. Michael Hummel, Chief Engineer of M/Y TV


Captain Bruno Herregods talks about Great Circle Systems tech support. 

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