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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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 …

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 …

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Bermuda updates

Bermuda updates

May 25, 2017 Capt. Kent Kohlberger and the crew on M/Y Safira are docked at the naval dock in Bermuda for the America's Cup and he sent …

From the Bridge: Below Deck annoys, damages but doesn’t destroy industry

From the Bridge: Below Deck annoys, damages but doesn’t destroy industry

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox A reality show of yacht captains, crew and their guests on charter has been a big hit with TV viewers …

Savannah Yacht Center welcomes first yacht to graving dock

Savannah Yacht Center welcomes first yacht to graving dock

By Dorie Cox M/Y Aviva, a 223-foot Abeking & Rasmussen, is the first yacht in for service at Savannah Yacht Center's recently …

‘New’ Bermuda awaits yachts for charter, America’s Cup

‘New’ Bermuda awaits yachts for charter, America’s Cup

By Dorie Cox Many yachts are making their initial trip to Bermuda for the country's first hosting of the America’s Cup this month. And …