PYA Advanced Housekeeping
Course 805

MPT is the most complete full service private maritime school in the country and has been training mariners since 1983. Our Fort Lauderdale based campuses host over 45,000 square feet of classrooms, deck and engineering training labs, the Ship's Store, and student service facilities.

Preparing for PYA Advanced Housekeeping

Course Description

805:  PYA G.U.E.S.T. approved 2-day Yacht Interior Advanced Housekeeping course 

 This course is designed to meet and exceed the Interior Level 2 Course Structure and Content requirements for the PYA GUEST (Guidelines for Unified Excellence Service Training) program and to uphold the PYA's mission, which is "To represent the interests of Professional Yacht Crew and to encourage and maintain the highest professional standards".  

 It is designed for stews who have served in the Interior Department for 12 months previously with at least 60 days of guest service experience per year.   We also recommend that you register for the 3-day #804 Advanved Service Level 1

 Objectives of the course include:

 Housekeeping Interior Administration

  • Housekeeping Information Management
  • Professional and Efficient Housekeeping
  • Caring for Luxury Materials, Surfaces, and Textiles
  • Laundry Procedures
  • Laundry Record Book
  • Basics of Fresh Flower Conditioning and Care


 About your instructor: Alene Keenan, certified PYA GUEST Yacht Interior Course Writer and Instructor is a former yacht stewardess, monthly columnist for The Triton Yachting newspaper and author of The Yacht Guru’s Bible: The Service Manual for Every Yacht. Through her years in service, onboard training and classroom education she has trained thousands of hospitality industry professionals worldwide. Affectionately known as the Yacht Stew Guru, she is a huge proponent of education and is dedicated to training and mentoring the next generations of service professionals. Her company, Yacht Stew Solutions was founded in 2007 and her monthly column, Stew Cues, has been running since 2008. MPT is proud to have Alene represent our school as the lead instructor for Interior Department Training. 

2 day class in Fort Lauderdale

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