Below Deck Mediterranean is back for Season 5 this summer and fans can be sure of three things. One is that Captain Sandy Yawn will be at the helm, second is that Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier will be grossly mismanaging the interior, and finally, that the two will not get along.
Of course the views will also be amazing, and this year it looks like the location has moved to the Spanish coast. Another first is the size of the yacht. Captain Sandy will be managing the largest vessel in Below Deck history this season. “The Wellington” is an 184 foot mega yacht and that’s quite a bit of space to manage. The big surprise is which former crew member is returning as Bosun.
People had exclusive access to release the trailer. And viewers will recognize Malia White returning as Bosun. It looks like she will face some challenges managing an all-male deck crew. The crew is all new. We have Pete Hunziker, Alex Radcliffe, and Robert Westergaard.
During the trailer, Malia is filmed asking a member of her team not to call her “sweetheart.” Also that, “you’ve got a female bosun, a female captain, and a female chief stew. Respect that.”
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Hindirgo “Kiko” Lorran will be chef this season. New to reality TV, he will be challenged with a lot of crazy requests from guests that bring him to tears at one point.
Last season, Hannah had the unique experience of two stews that worked well and also got along with her. She will not be so lucky this time with Lara Flumiani and Jessica More. Usually, Hannah is called out by at least one of her team for being lazy and disorganized. It looks like Lara will be that person. She is filmed confronting Hannah and saying, “the more you piss me off, the less I will do. Get your s- together and be nice.”
Hannah and Malia address their past struggles from Season 2. Hannah addresses Malia asking, “are we going to be all right?” She responds, “you and me? I don’t think it needs to be how it was.”
While Hannah and Malia may be on better terms this time, Hannah and Captain Sandy will not be. Sandy is heard raging at Hannah saying, “I could have fired you a long time, Hannah. I could have fired you last year, or the year before.” Hannah, true to form, mutters under hear breath about how much she hates the job.
Crew drama aside, there will be other interesting events. There are hints of a boatmance between a deckhand and a stew. Former baseball star Johnny Damon makes an appearance for another charter.
Also, since it’s becoming a trend on each series in this franchise, there will be an instance of drugs found on the boat. It’s unclear whether they belong to a crew member or a charter guest. Captain Sandy is heard saying, “it’s been brought to my attention that you have drugs on board.”
TELL US-WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MALIA AS BOSUN? WILL HANNAH BE ABLE TO GET ALONG WITH CAPTAIN SANDY? ARE YOU EXCITED TO SEE THE SPANISH COAST? WHAT PROBLEMS DO YOU ANTICIPATE WITHIN THE CREW?
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