Profile: John Wampler –

September 7, 2010 by aeronautic1
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Masters Degree in Marine Sciences.
Airline Transport Pilot, Professional Flight Training, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
United States Coast Guard. Select training in shipboard engineering including diesel engine repair, air conditioning and refrigeration, electrical, firefighting and damage control.

United States Coast Guard. Engineer. Engineering Supply Officer. Coxswain. Qualified
Social Activities Review Board Chairman. Planning and management of student activities and $178,000 annual budget at Eastern Washington University.

Originally from the San Juan Islands of Washington State, I have averaged over 20,000 nautical miles per year worldwide commanding private and commercial vessels from 40 – 130 feet in length. I have crossed both oceans, transited the Panama Canal 12 times, delivered vessels to the Great Lakes 28 times, Florida to New England 170+ times, cruised the Bahamas and Caribbean for 20 years and have logged nearly 300,000 sea miles in 30+ years of sea service (see Waters Worked section). Having a formal marine engineering background, preventative maintenance schedules are strictly followed. Recommended by leading yacht brokerage and marine risk underwriters. STCW 95 compliant.

As an Airline Transport rated pilot, I have performed domestic and international flight operations in Citation 550 Gulfstream G200, Hawker 400/700/800, Learjet 24, 25, 31, 35, 36 .

Special Qualification.
MCA/RYA 200 Ton Master, Offshore
FAA Airline Transport Pilot
12 Panama Canal Transits
PADI Rescue Diver
American Red Cross Sailing Instructor
US Naval Academy Offshore Racing Coach
US Coast Guard Veteran (Honorable Discharge)
Extensive knowledge of customs and procedures from my many travels to the Far East. Europe and Latin America.

Waters Work
Adriatic, Alaska, Australia, Bali, Bahamas, Caribbean, Central America, Cuba, East Coast, Erie Canal, Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Inland Waterways, Mediterranean, Micronesia, Mississippi River, New England, New Zealand, Pacific Northwest, Panama Canal, Philippines, San Juan Islands, South America, South China Sea, South Pacific, Tenn-Tom Waterway, TransAt, TransPac, West Coast.

Partial List of Power Vessel Operated and Waters Worked
174 Oceanfast: Caribbean – Bosun
165 Martinloch Superyacht Conversion: Guyana, Brazil, Amazon River – Captain
140 Supply Ship: Maracaibo, Venezuela to Biloxi, Mississippi via Cayman Islands – Captain
120 Intermarine: Bahamas, Florida – Relief Captain
109 Hargrave: Florida and Bahamas – Captain
105 Versicraft: Summer cruise Bahamas, Florida and Cuba – Captain
105 Broward: Summer cruise to Alaska – Captain
105 Broward: Florida and the Bahamas – Captain
94 Hargrave: Florida and Bahamas – Captain
93 Burger: New York to Palm Beach – Captain
86 Hargrave: Florida and Bahamas – Captain
83 San Lorenzo: Ft. Lauderdale to Detroit via Erie Canal and Great Lakes – Captain
83 Cheoy Lee: Houston to Ft. Lauderdale (Hurricane Erin) – Captain
83 Burger: New Orleans to Ft. Lauderdale – Captain
80 Breaux Bros Catamaran: Cancun, Cuba, Ft. Lauderdale – Captain
74 Hatteras: Ft. Lauderdale to Boston (4 times) – Captain
74 Automobile Ferry: Cheboygan, Michigan to Hilton Head, S.C. via Great Lakes and Erie Canal – Captain
73 Huckins: Aruba to Ft. Lauderdale via Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos and Bahamas – Captain
72 Viking: Ft. Lauderdale to Portland, Oregon via Panama Canal – Captain
72 Viking: San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale via Panama Canal (same yacht, different owner) – Captain
70 Hatteras: Marbella to Mallorca, Spain (plus TranAtlantic on Dockwise) – Captain
66 Choey Lee: Winter cruise from San Diego to Mexico – Captain
63 Sea Ray: Ft. Lauderdale to St. Croix, Virgin Islands (Arneson Surface Drive) – Captain
61 Hatteras: Jamaica to San Diego via Panama Canal – Captain
60 Striker: Ft. Lauderdale to Honolulu, Hawaii via Panama Canal – Captain
58 Bayliner: Slovenia to Toulon, France (Adriatic and Mediterranean) – Captain
58 Hatteras: Local cruises, Bahamas and South Florida – Captain
58 Striker: South Florida, Bahamas, Cuba – Captain
54 Bertram: Hong Kong, Philippines, Palau, Truk, Guam, Rota, Saipan – Captain
54 Hatteras: Ft. Lauderdale to Norwalk, Ct. – Captain
54 Bertram: Ft. Lauderdale to New Orleans – Captain
53 Jefferson: Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Ft. Lauderdale via Mississippi and Tenn-Tom Waterway – Captain
53 Neptunus: St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies to Ft. Lauderdale – Captain
53 Carver: Ft. Lauderdale to Cleveland via Erie Canal, Great Lakes – Captain
52 Hatteras: Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego via Panama Canal – Captain
50 Chris Craft: Ft. Lauderdale to New Orleans – Captain
48 Ocean: Hyannisport, Cape Cod to Ft. Lauderdale – Captain
48 Viking: Ft. Lauderdale to Manteo, N.C. – Captain
48 Sea Ray: Paducah, Kentucky to Ft. Lauderdale via Tenn-Tom Waterway – Captain
48 Guflstar: St. Thomas , V.I. to Ft. Lauderdale – Captain
48 Californian: Ft. Lauderdale to Philadelphia – Captain
48 Chris Craft: Tulsa, Oklahoma to Destin, Florida via Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers – Captain
46 Silverton: Ft. Lauderdale to Puerto Vallarta and return via Panama Canal – Captain
45 Ocean: Chattanooga, Tennessee to Miami via Tennessee River and Ten-Tom Waterway – Captain
44 Carver: Ft. Lauderdale to Minneapolis via Tenn-Tom and Mississippi River – Captain
44 Trojan: Ft. Lauderdale to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands – Captain
43 Post: Ft. Lauderdale to Balboa, Republic of Panama – Captain
43 Wellcraft: Ft. Lauderdale to St. Louis, Mo. via Tenn-Tom Waterway and Mississippi River – Captain
43 Tiara: Kent Island, Maryland to Ft. Lauderdale – Captain
40 Trojan: Ft. Lauderdale to Detroit via Erie Canal and Great Lakes – Captain
36 Ocean: Detroit to Ft. Lauderdale via Erie Canal – Captain
36 Tiara: Tampa to St. Thomas, USVI – Captain
32 Luhrs: Jacksonville, Fl. To Roatan, Honduras – Captain
A Partial List of Sail Vessels Operated and Waters Worked
75 Custom Schooner: Martinique, St. Lucia, Bequia, Grenadines charter vessel
73 Bristol: Newport, R.I. to Palm Beach
72 New Horizon: Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean charter vessel
68 Nelson Maarek ULDB: Guam to San Diego via TransPac
60 Cherubini Schooner: Camden, Maine to Ft. Lauderdale
60 Cherubini Schooner: Ft. Lauderdale to Philadelphia
52 Irwin: New England, Chesapeake Bay, Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean charter vessel
51 Swan: Captain for racing syndicate, Long Island Sound to Bar Harbor, Maine. NY Yacht Club
43 Beneteau: Tortola, BVI to Ft. Lauderdale
42 Saber: Grenwich, Ct. To Ft. Lauderdale
41/51 Morgan: Florida and Bahamas charter vessel
Various IOR, PHRF and IMS racing campaigns as racing coach for the United States Naval Academy

Commercial Fisherman
Salmon gillnet and troll, Washington and Alaska; Black Cod longline, Oregon and Washington

Sailing Instructor
Windworks Sailing School, Seattle; University of Washington; Big Bend Community College; Club Med (Mexico and Martinique; US Naval Academy (Offshore Racing Coach)

Military Experience
Basic Training, San Francisco; CGC Columbia River Lightship; Motorlifeboat School; Engineering School; CGC Mellon (Honolulu/Alaska); CGC Salvia (buoy tender/Mobile, Alabama); Coast Guard Meritorious Commendation and National Defense medals (Vietnam). Honorable Discharge

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