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 Mess: Breakfast Ring

Crew Mess: by Capt. John Wampler This is a fun recipe that impresses charter guests and owners alike. The  basic recipe is easily modified by the ingredients …

Crew Mess: Maple-Mustard Curry Chicken

Crew Mess: by Capt. John Wampler The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination. For me, the palate seems to enjoy the …

Crew’s Mess: Lemongrass, Thai Basil and Lime Mojito

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler The many health benefits of lemongrass has been known by Asians for more than a millennia. Citral, the primary chemical …

Crew’s Mess: Pumpkin-Grits Pie

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler When it comes to southern cooking, nothing says Dixie more than grits.  We serve up steaming pots of grits with …

Crew’s Mess: Feijoada with Mango Chutney

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Back in the mid-2000s, I took a sabbatical from yachting to fly corporate jets and international air ambulance, often …

Crew’s Mess: Cheese Ravioli with Homemade Sausage Ragu

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler A few years ago, I had a client who was having a yacht built in Viareggio, in the Tuscany region of Italy. The factory …

Crew’s Mess: Chipotle-Pineapple Pork Roast

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Every yacht should have at least one cast iron skillet on board. Cast iron is durable, it can take a lot of abuse, and …

Crew Mess: Ground Philly Cheese Steak

By John Wampler On a delivery from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago on a 68 Sea Ray, we found ourselves delayed near Paducah, Kentucky. The upper Mississippi River …

Crew’s Mess: Bahamian Carrot Cake

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. But in my galley, it is imagination and inspiration that provide …

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 …

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Dublin’s warm Irish welcome begins with the Dun Laoghaire Marina

Dublin’s warm Irish welcome begins with the Dun Laoghaire Marina

By Alison Gardner During an August visit to Ireland last year, I stopped by the country’s largest marina where superyachts tie up …

New shiplift in, construction underway at RMK

New shiplift in, construction underway at RMK

Story and photos by Dorie Cox Construction and upgrades at RMK Merrill-Stevens Shipyard are nearly complete, with a grand reopening of …

Miami20: Miami Yacht Show covers two locations

Miami20: Miami Yacht Show covers two locations

Yacht crew were on and ready for the second day of the Miami Yacht Show Friday. Larger yachts were on display at Island Gardens Deep …

Bradford to buy Pipewelder property

Bradford to buy Pipewelder property

Fort Lauderdale Yacht Harbor, owner of Bradford Marine, has announced an agreement with Pipewelders Inc. to buy Billfish Marina and all …

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