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: 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 …

Crew’s Mess: Sweet and Spicy Steak

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler In February, my crew and I delivered a 580 Sea Ray from Grand Cayman back to Florida via the Windward Passage route. …

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 …

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Free Trade Zone part of inaugural broker event

Free Trade Zone part of inaugural broker event

By Dorie Cox Yacht crew and brokers from nine brokerage houses were on the job for the first charter broker show at Lauderdale Marine …

An unexpected visitor to a yard not yet opened

An unexpected visitor to a yard not yet opened

By Tom Serio The ink had barely dried on Derecktor Shipyards’ agreement to develop industrial waterfront in Ft. Pierce into a …

New owner revamps, reintroduces Lewis Marine

New owner revamps, reintroduces Lewis Marine

By Lucy Chabot Reed Fort Lauderdale-based Lewis Marine Supply, a 62-year-old chandlery, hosted an open house on Thursday to welcome …

Crew Coach: Inner purpose a powerful tool

Crew Coach: Inner purpose a powerful tool

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon Working with people over the past decade as a personal coach, the concept of purpose arises quite …

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