The Triton

Capt. John Wampler

Capt. John Wampler has worked on yachts big and small 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 www.yachtaide.com.

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Turkey Pot Pie recipe

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are once again upon us. It seemed like only a few months ago I was making Holiday Ham Balls and Christmas cookies. As …

The silly side of French toast

Sometimes working outside the box brings great rewards. Take, for instance, using a breakfast cereal as an ingredient for French toast. According to a humorous …

Crew Mess: Kalua Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Early in my maritime career, I served as an engineer in the U.S. Coast Guard. One of my duty stations was aboard a 378-foot cutter based in Honolulu. We would …

Cucumber and Rotini Pasta Salad

The dog days of summer have little to do with an old hound dog lazing in the shade of a cypress tree, or a song by Florence + The Machine. The phase comes from …

Key Lime Pie

Key limes are a different variety of citrus to the Persian lime we normally find in the grocery store. Key limes have a more complex, citrusy and slightly …

Ensalada de Jicama con Naranja y Sandia

One of the terrific things about working out of South Florida is the cultural influences from around the world; paella from Spain, Cuban style picadillo, …

Grilled tequila lime chicken with black bean and corn salad

For the past three months, I have been captain on a 98-foot Destiny cruising in the Bahamas. There are some terrific grocers in Nassau and Port Lucaya. The …

Sugar-Dipped Butter Cookies

I am sitting at Valentine’s Resort at Harbour Island, Bahamas with owner and guests aboard a 98-foot motor yacht, when the boss asks me to make something …

Rump Roast with Dark Rum Sauce satisfies crew

Back in my salad days of sailboats in the Caribbean, I did a stint at an all-inclusive resort on Martinique as a sailing instructor. Working in the French West …

Kiss Me I’m Irish Chocolate-Mint Pie

St. Patrick’s Day is not a legal holiday in the United States, but it is still widely recognized and observed throughout the country as a celebration of …

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Bridge repair to close New River navigation in February

Bridge repair to close New River navigation in February

UPDATE Dec. 6 A planned repair of the railroad bridge in downtown Ft. Lauderdale will close navigation to the city's major shipyards for …

Hiring yacht crew challenges captains

Hiring yacht crew challenges captains

Hiring crew is one of yachting's biggest challenges, according to some captains. They aim to pick the right candidates, but often …

There’s one more step after selling a boat: Take care of the crew

There’s one more step after selling a boat: Take care of the crew

The goal of most of the exhibitors at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is to sell boats. From the anecdotal stories I heard …

Government officers clarify policies for yachts in U.S. waters

The rules for yachts and crew in U.S. waters can all be found in written regulations, but there are often questions as to interpretation. …