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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: Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Bread

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler This variation on jalapeño poppers works great as a creative party appetizer, a quick meal or a hearty snack. It’s …

Crew’s Mess: Chocolate truffle cookies

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler From time to time, I find a conundrum when it comes to epicurean delights. Take, for instance, truffles.  Ask a chef …

Crew’s Mess: Brownies with Merlot Glaze

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler It’s unclear exactly when chocolate came on the scene or who invented it. According to Hayes Lavis, cultural arts …

Crew’s Mess: Poutine de Poulet

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Oh, November. In the pastoral world of the North, the cord wood has been stacked by the door. Smoke from a fireplace …

Crew’s Mess: Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Mexico is one of my favorite countries to cruise through. There is a distinction between the Caribbean and Pacific …

Crew’s Mess: Bacon-wrapped BBQ Onion Bombs

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Ahh, summer. The smell of fresh-cut grass and two-cycle lawn mowers. The distant crack of a baseball bat. An ice cream …

Crew’s Mess: Crockpot Chili Con Carne

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler If there is one recipe that every crew should have in the book, it’s what 17th century Spanish priests in the New …

Crew’s Mess: Guava Duff

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler I have been running yachts throughout the Bahamas for over 35 years. When it comes to regional cuisine, there is …

Crew’s Mess: Stuffed Bacon Meatloaf

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler I am pre-positioning a 70-foot motor yacht to Nassau for the owner-operator, who will fly in direct from the Northeast …

Crew’s Mess: Irish Beer Cheese Soup

Crew’S Mess: By Capt. John Wampler Back in my flying days, we had a Gulfstream trip in which we flew eight bankers to Dublin, with a four-day layover at …

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M/Y Sovereign wins in second Cotton Crews Olympics

M/Y Sovereign wins in second Cotton Crews Olympics

Photos by Mark Woodbury The crew from M/Y Sovereign took the top prize out of eight teams in the second annual Cotton Crews Olympics …

Provisioner warns against ‘false’ test kits for COVID-19

Provisioner warns against ‘false’ test kits for COVID-19

Fort Lauderdale-based provisioning company National Marine Suppliers has released a statement warning crew that COVID-19 tests found …

Engineer’s Angle: Antiviral action starts at home – especially when home is a yacht

Engineer’s Angle: Antiviral action starts at home – especially when home is a yacht

Engineer's Angle: by JD Anson The world has awakened to a new day, a new normal. Worldwide pandemic is now a real thing, and it calls …

Captains’ fatigue symptom of larger yachting problem

Captains’ fatigue symptom of larger yachting problem

By ISS Captains Committee It is the unanimous view of the International Superyacht Society’s Captains Committee that the greatest …

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