Stew Cues

Stew Cues: Saving time on laundry 

Stew Cues: Saving time on laundry 

Organize towels To ensure you don’t run out of clean towels in a specific cabin, either number, label or color-code your towels per cabin and per day head so that they are returned to the correct location from...

Stew Cues: Tips on vintage wine, storing china

Stew Cues: Tips on vintage wine, storing china

Handling wine vintage Wine vintage is about the weather of a particular year in a particular region. Naturally, some vintages are better than others. With today’s technology, most characteristics can be adjusted in the lab to keep flavor consistent...

Stew Cues: No need for a meltdown over butter

Stew Cues: No need for a meltdown over butter

Have you ever panicked because you forgot to take the butter out of the fridge in enough time to soften it before meal service? Using the microwave doesn’t work well, so here’s a little trick. Boil a cup...

Stew Cues: Enjoy the beauty of becoming

Stew Cues: Enjoy the beauty of becoming

Another year has come and gone. The holidays are over and the confetti (if there was any) from New Years celebrations has settled. It was a rough year for many, and unimaginably tragic for others. Between the pandemic, the election...

Stew Cues: Just starting out? Take time to invest in yourself

Stew Cues: Just starting out? Take time to invest in yourself

It’s that time of year again. Boats are returning to Fort Lauderdale after the summer season and prepping for the next round. November to April is the winter season, and the Caribbean and the Bahamas are the heart of...

Stew Cues: Learning to taste wine

Stew Cues: Learning to taste wine

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan The ritual of wine service onboard includes the presentation of the bottle to the host, opening the bottle, wiping the neck of the bottle, pouring a small amount of wine into the host’s glass...

Stew Cues: First step in understanding wine is understanding grapes

Stew Cues: First step in understanding wine is understanding grapes

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Many people are overwhelmed and intimidated around wine. That is no wonder, considering the many vineyards, countries, styles, and prices to choose from. Knowing which brand to buy and how much to pay is confusing...

Veteran stew launches online courses; first up, wine

Veteran stew launches online courses; first up, wine

By Lucy Chabot Reed Veteran Chief Stew Alene Keenan has launched an online wine course to help interior crew demystify the oh-so-serious topic of wine. Unlike the PYA-created wine course, which teaches the practical side of wine...

Stew Cues: Use this uncertain time to shore up ourselves

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 in the world. Here in South Florida, most marinas are...

Stew Cues: Finding perfect towels no easy task

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 the different values and price points of manufacturers’ products. I...


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U.S. seizes Russian-owned superyacht Amadea

U.S. seizes Russian-owned superyacht Amadea

The U.S. has taken control of the Russian-owned M/Y Amadea, a 350-foot German-built yacht launched in 2016 that had been in Fiji since mid-April, awaiting judgment in an appeal filed by the yacht’s...

Pelagic permits

Pelagic permits

Permits and catch reports can be processed online by NOAA Fisheries. NOAA Fisheries, also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce. It has five regional...

The Tech Edge

The Tech Edge

Up-to-date navigation charts and hi-res data offer well-connected anglers an advantage. It is no secret that fishermen are, well, secretive — and superstitious. So it should come as no surprise they will go to great lengths to...

Tow me tender, tow me sweet, never let me go

Tow me tender, tow me sweet, never let me go

The risk of loss puts a damper on the yacht–tender relationship. Elvis Presley knew it: No one wants the pain of loss. Especially the loss of the yacht’s tender while under tow. Although rare, lost boats are just...


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