The Boater's Cookbook

450 Quick & Easy Galley-Tested Recipes

About The Book

Eat well at every meal and enjoy the voyage.

Cooking on a small boat—sail or power—requires special attention few new boaters understand. Sylvia Williams Dabney is a longtime live-aboard sailor with more than sixty thousand offshore miles who understands the necessity of a well-stored pantry and loves collecting recipes from around the world. In The Boater’s Cookbook, Sylvia shares everything anyone needs to know about creating stunning meals in a small boat galley.

Readers will find a comprehensive list of what gadgets, gear, and supplies to bring and how to store them in limited space aboard a fully functioning yacht galley—whether it’s a twenty-seven-foot sailboat or a sixty-foot motor cruiser. Sylvia also offers up time-tested recipes by longtime sailors, and the stories that came along with them. Recipes are organized in accessible chapters:

  • Appetizers
  • Soups & Stews
  • Salads
  • Seafood
  • And Much, Much More!

  • Boaters with limited space and cramped galleys can enjoy every meal if they know the tricks acquired by Sylvia Williams Dabney and the boaters she has met over a lifetime of cruising.

    Product Details

    • Publisher: Skyhorse (June 12, 2018)
    • Length: 432 pages
    • ISBN13: 9781944824297

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    Raves and Reviews

    “Sylvia is a natural raconteur and a wonderful cook.” —George Day, Blue Water Sailing magazine

    “Far more than a cookbook, this is Sylvia’s celebration of sailing, delicious food, and the good life afloat.” —John Kretschmer, author of Sailing a Serious Ocean

    “Wow! A cookbook from Sylvia. I have never tasted Sylvia’s cooking, but she is fairly intense, intelligent, and likes to live well, so I suspect it will be a good book.” —Bob P., yacht designer

    The Boater’s Cookbook is a thorough and detailed compilation of a complete boater’s galley from necessary gear to delicious recipes, interspersed with entertaining stories of the people she and her husband Stanley met during their years of cruising and the places they voyaged to, all wrapped up in a must-have book onboard or at home.” —Bob Bitchin, founder of Latitudes & Attitudes magazine and TV, publisher of Cruising Outpost magazine

    “Sylvia is a natural raconteur and a wonderful cook.” —George Day, Blue Water Sailing magazine

    “Far more than a cookbook, this is Sylvia’s celebration of sailing, delicious food, and the good life afloat.” —John Kretschmer, author of Sailing a Serious Ocean

    “Wow! A cookbook from Sylvia. I have never tasted Sylvia’s cooking, but she is fairly intense, intelligent, and likes to live well, so I suspect it will be a good book.” —Bob P., yacht designer

    The Boater’s Cookbook is a thorough and detailed compilation of a complete boater’s galley from necessary gear to delicious recipes, interspersed with entertaining stories of the people she and her husband Stanley met during their years of cruising and the places they voyaged to, all wrapped up in a must-have book onboard or at home.” —Bob Bitchin, founder of Latitudes & Attitudes magazine and TV, publisher of Cruising Outpost magazine

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