Stew Cues

Stew Cues: Streak-free windows

Stew Cues: Streak-free windows

It is common practice to work on window cleaning with one person cleaning on the inside and another cleaning on the outside. That way, you can work together to determine which side of the glass any streaks or spots are...

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...


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MIT scientists turn seawater to drinking water with the push of a button

MIT scientists turn seawater to drinking water with the push of a button

MIT researchers have recently developed a portable desalination unit that weighs less than 10 kilograms, requires less power to operate than a cellphone charger, and can also be driven by a small, portable solar panel. The device utilizes electrical power...

Crew Insurance: Are you confident you’re covered?

Crew Insurance: Are you confident you’re covered?

Many things can break on board a yacht, including the crew. So when a crew member falls down a hatch, contracts malaria, or runs over a snorkeler with the tender, it’s important to know how liability insurance coverage works. Yet, as with many things yacht-related, it can be confusing.

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Underwriters at the helm

Underwriters at the helm

When yacht owners shop around for insurance, they are faced with very high premiums and loss deductibles from underwriters who limit cruising grounds based on their risk assessment. In some cases, yacht insurance premiums have risen by at least 43 percent from 2021 to 2022.

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The forever sought-after rotation

The forever sought-after rotation

Three words: Charter Rotation Position! These three words bring joy to the ears of many in search of their next vessel. Charter yachts provide the ability to earn extra cash, while rotations provide the extra freedom of time. Everyone wants it — but first, there are a few concerns to take into account.

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