Alene Keenan

Alene Keenan has been a megayacht stew for more than 20 years. She teaches at MPT in Ft. Lauderdale and offers interior crew training through her company, Yacht Stew Solutions ( Download her book, The Yacht Service Bible: The Service Manual for Every Yacht, on her site or

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About Alene Keenan

Alene Keenan is a veteran chief stew, interior training instructor/consultant, and author of The Yacht Guru’s Bible: The Service Manual for Every Yacht.

Turn off Below Deck and see The Butler

For a glimpse of truly dignified service, the movie “The Butler” is a must see. The movie is based upon a newspaper article about Eugene Allen, a butler who served…

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Keeping your integrity at work

I am happy that the reality TV show “Below Deck” has created a buzz. Even the man next to me on the plane had seen it. He was the captain…

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Training puts crew on top

After attending the premier party for the new Bravo series “Below Deck”, it is easy to see why training is so important. Although I enjoyed the show and especially the…

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Yachts in business of service work

Economists worldwide divide the products of economic activity into two categories: goods and services. In a nutshell, some industries produce goods (tangible objects) such as groceries, jewelry, shoes and yachts.…

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Food poisoning and accidents reduced with care

When we think of accidents on yachts, we think of major incidents such as a hatch falling and crushing someone’s fingers, a watertight door closing on a crew member’s leg,…

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Keenan publishes The Yacht Service Bible

Yacht stew Alene Keenan announced the publication of her ebook, “The Yacht Service Bible: The Service Manual for Every Yacht.” Founder and CEO of Yacht Stew Solutions, Keenan compiled her…

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The best way for stews to handle money

There are several factors to take into account when choosing the best method for stews to handle money onboard, and the size of the yacht is one of them. The…

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First day challenges for stews

Before starting a new job, learn why the position is available. It’s possible that a new role has just been created or, just as likely, someone left and needs to…

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The challenges of a solo stew

As a new year begins, I got thinking of new beginnings. One of the most challenging ones in an interior crew’s world is taking a job as a solo stew.…

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Blue Christmas: Don’t let the joy of the season cause you pain

The holiday season is upon us. Traditionally a time of good will and good cheer, the holidays are not happy for everyone. Those who have lost someone they love, had…

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