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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Grilled tequila lime chicken with black bean and corn salad

For the past three months, I have been captain on a 98-foot Destiny cruising in the Bahamas. There are some terrific grocers in Nassau and Port Lucaya. The …

Sugar-Dipped Butter Cookies

I am sitting at Valentine’s Resort at Harbour Island, Bahamas with owner and guests aboard a 98-foot motor yacht, when the boss asks me to make something …

Rump Roast with Dark Rum Sauce satisfies crew

Back in my salad days of sailboats in the Caribbean, I did a stint at an all-inclusive resort on Martinique as a sailing instructor. Working in the French West …

Kiss Me I’m Irish Chocolate-Mint Pie

St. Patrick’s Day is not a legal holiday in the United States, but it is still widely recognized and observed throughout the country as a celebration of …

Ham Hocks and Beans

During the holidays, we served a couple of glazed and smoked hams. After carving the ham, I wrap up the ham hocks and put them in the freezer. Once I have …

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

Provisioning for a recent trip out of Camden, Maine, the local market had bacon brownies in the bakery. At a county fair, I found a vendor selling bacon strips …

Holiday Ham Balls

The holidays are all about family. My mother, Joyce, is a terrific cook and always put on the fete during Christmas.She is famous for her Holiday Ham Balls. I …

Ridiculously Simple French Dip Sandwich

It’s been awhile since I’ve cooked something in the slow cooker, so on a recent trip to the Bahamas, I thought that French Dip sandwiches would be a …

Pumpkin Spice Mini-Cakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

One of my yacht owners also owns a professional minor baseball team in Sioux City, Iowa. As a fan, I traveled to Sioux City in September to cheer on the team. …

Try Mustard-glazed Chicken for a flavorful, inexpensive dish

Yacht owners often ask me where I come up with my recipes. Some are picked up on my travels around the world, and some are more domestic in nature. I often …

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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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