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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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Crew’s Mess: Cheese Ravioli with Homemade Sausage Ragu

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler A few years ago, I had a client who was having a yacht built in Viareggio, in the Tuscany region of Italy. The factory …

Crew’s Mess: Chipotle-Pineapple Pork Roast

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Every yacht should have at least one cast iron skillet on board. Cast iron is durable, it can take a lot of abuse, and …

Crew Mess: Ground Philly Cheese Steak

By John Wampler On a delivery from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago on a 68 Sea Ray, we found ourselves delayed near Paducah, Kentucky. The upper Mississippi River …

Crew’s Mess: Bahamian Carrot Cake

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. But in my galley, it is imagination and inspiration that provide …

Crew’s Mess: Beef Empanadas

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Whether it’s a pastel in Indonesia, a calzone in Italy, a gujiya in India, a meat patty in Australia, or Hot Pockets …

Crew’s Mess: Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler More than a millennium ago, the only form of food preservation was by drying, salting or brining. It wasn’t until …

Crew’s Mess: Coconut Custard Pie

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler One of the yachts I manage on a monthly basis is a 70-foot Hatteras. When the owners arrive, I work to teach them …

Crew’s Mess: Chicken and Bocconcini Caprese Salad

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Here is a recipe that I like to use for a flavorful alternative to greens. I like to double the amount of cheese …

Baked Lemony Snickers

By Capt. John Wampler I cannot remember the last time I had the holidays off. November and December typically finds me happily in the warm Bahamas or …

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 …

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Hurricane Maria impacts Caribbean as a major storm

Hurricane Maria impacts Caribbean as a major storm

UPDATE: Wed., Sept. 20 Click for Hurricane Maria update for Sept. 20 from Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)'s …

Competition, workshops for interior crew at Monaco

Competition, workshops for interior crew at Monaco

Stews, don't miss the chance to strut your stuff at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. G.U.E.S.T. (Guidelines for Unified Excellence in …

Windowless cars, damaged boats, rare flights aid Tortola escape after Hurricane Irma

Windowless cars, damaged boats, rare flights aid Tortola escape after Hurricane Irma

By Dorie Cox The first frightening trip was out the door of the hotel bathroom. Four charter boat guests stood up from the floor of …

Yacht crew gather after weathering Hurricane Irma in UMC

Yacht crew gather after weathering Hurricane Irma in UMC

About 100 yacht crew and industry professionals gathered under the tiki hut at Universal Marine Center last night (Sept. 14) for a …

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