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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: Sloppy José

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler I grew up in the foothills of Southern California in the 1960s. Coming off the post-war 1950s, it seemed like …

Crew Mess: Buffalo Crockpot Chicken

Crew Mess: by Capt. John Wampler I’ve never seen a buffalo fly, but Buffalo wings have made their mark as a favorite appetizer and party fare. It wasn’t …

Crew’s Mess: Florida Sunshine Cake

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler “I like spring, but it’s too young. I like summer, but it’s too proud. So, I like best of all autumn, because …

Crew’s Mess: Sesame Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler One would think that stir-fry cooking dates back to China’s earliest history, but that’s not the case. Historians …

Crew’s Mess: Easy ponzu sauce

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler One of the best things about working in the yacht industry is enjoying the fruits of the sea. Wahoo, mahi-mahi and tuna …

Crew Mess: Trade buns for lettuce

Crew Mess: by Capt. John Wampler One of the things I find most difficult while working on yachts is maintaining a strict diet plan. We work long hours with …

Crew’s Mess: Andouille Sausage and Smoked Chicken Gumbo

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler On my recent 207th Florida-to-New England transit, delivering a Viking 54C from Panama City, Florida, to East …

Crew’s Mess: Hearty meal for heavy seas

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler The great thing about crock pot cooking is that, no matter how “sporty” the weather is out at sea, you can still …

Crew’s Mess: Pollo de Mayo

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is often mistakenly associated with Mexican independence. Cinco de Mayo actually …

Crew’s Mess: Any pot in a storm

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Recently, I delivered a Viking 52 C from Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico, to Miami with Capt. Devon Tull as my co-captain. We …

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Miami Yacht Show debuts downtown, returns to Island Gardens

Miami Yacht Show debuts downtown, returns to Island Gardens

Yacht captains, crew and the boating industry visit the 31st edition of the Miami Yacht Show at a new location, as well as a previous …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Preference sells; Carolina, Skylight listed

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Preference sells; Carolina, Skylight listed

Yachts sold M/Y Preference, a 119-foot (36.4m) Tansu built in 2011, sold by listing brokerage Thompson, Westwood and White. TWW broker …

Palma shipyard helps train students of new university nautical program

Palma shipyard helps train students of new university nautical program

STP Shipyard Palma recently teamed up with the University of the Balearic Islands to offer students of the university’s new Master in …

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