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.

Stew Cues: Use this uncertain time to shore up ourselves

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Like everyone else these days, yacht owners, captains and crew worldwide are trying to find a way to make sense of what is going on…

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Stew Cues: Finding perfect towels no easy task

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan One of the biggest challenges of consulting on an interior refit and helping the owners choose from different towel collections is being able to explain…

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Stew Cues: Taking note of crew concerns could ease owner’s grievances

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan One of the most common grievances that yacht owners have is dealing with crew issues, and high turnover is near the top of the list.…

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Stew Cues: Managing difficult people tricky task

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan After a hectic holiday charter run, heads of departments take time to assess the relationships among their team. Managing different personalities is a juggling act.…

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Stew Cues: Checklists help interior team stay on task for guest arrivals

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan At this time of year, season is in full swing. Yachts have moved into position,  and you’ve probably already had at least one charter or…

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Stew Cues: On a well-run yacht, ‘mise en place’ is the name of the game

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Being a judge at the TopNotch Tabletop competition for the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was a real honor. Being up close and personal…

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Stew Cues: Keeping inventory time-consuming, but crucial

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan In a business, an inventory is a list of current assets that are essential for day-to-day business. Inventories are always important on a yacht, but…

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Be wary of CBD quality, source, THC levels

By Alene Keenan Most people have heard about CBD by now, but it is surrounded by controversy. Much of the confusion is due to the fact that people are still…

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Stew Cues: Bed-making need not be a nightmare

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan It’s been said that you spend a third of your life sleeping. If that’s the case, then stews must spend at least that much time…

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Stew Cues: Easy trick to restore tarnished silver

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan It’s the first day on your new boat. There has not been a handover, and you’re trying to figure out where everything you need to…

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