*Stew Cues

Path to being a great stew starts with checklists, practice

Do you ever wonder what other stews think about when they first open their eyes in the morning, especially with the owners or guests onboard? There’s a pretty good chance…

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Yacht crew beat stressful odds with relaxation

I used to think I was pretty calm, but after many years working on yachts, the constant pressures of life onboard got to me. The body responds to stress by…

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New stews get a grip on overwhelm by being organized, prioritized

Being in “service mode” on a yacht can lead to stress, overwhelm and sometimes a few tears. There is a lot to learn in the beginning. Veteran stews can see…

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Tips to keep each guest visit like the first

Every guest visit should feel like the first visit of the day. Here are a few tips to keep the yacht looking fresh. Keep a cloth and spray bottle of…

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Interior crew key to yacht’s image

Interior crew are the front line of boat shows. Here are a few tips to great guest interactions that just might help sell that yacht. Treat everyone in the same…

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Out damned spot! Move fast, but know the way to stain removal

Professional yacht stew have all tried to remove red wine stains from clothing, napkins or carpet. Red wine is, after all, the beverage of choice on many yachts, often served…

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Giving back gives crew a sense of community, even when at sea

One of the things I love most about being land-based now after 20 years at sea is the opportunity to get involved in my community. When I worked on yachts,…

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Work with chef to make mealtimes stress and drama free

On a yacht, most of the activity and memories for guests are centered around food and mealtimes, so it’s no wonder that those moments can be the most stressful for…

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Prepare for the summer with kids onboard

Summer is here and that means the summer charter season is at hand. Kids and summer are synonymous, and the yachting world sees lot of kids from June to August.…

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Interior crew have a history of distinguished service, no matter what you call it

Working on yachts can be an exciting, fun and incredible lifestyle, but it is also a serious job that requires a high level of commitment and professionalism.  Much of the…

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