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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: 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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