Anyone watching the new season of Below Deck Mediterranean knows that a boat romance is on the horizon. Take that from experience watching the Below Deck franchise, and the powers of hiring a certain mix of attractive people and its inevitable that crew members will be hooking up. It’s just a matter of who, when, and whether it will be a hookup or something more.
Boat romances are just messy, season after season. Gary King and Sydney Zaruba didn’t wait past the first episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 2. This rather unfortunate decision prevented Gary from getting the girl he really wanted in the end. Of course, Alli Dore moved on to greener pastures and is happily awaiting the birth of her first child with boyfriend. Jessica More and Robert Westergaard got in over their heads with emotions, but there was nothing to keep them together in the end. Even after a dream vacation in Bali together. Former chief stew Hannah Ferrier and Bosun Conrad Empson bonded over cigarettes and a mutual distaste for Captain Sandy Yawn before things went sour over an argument about fifty euros. This small sample of broken hearts is, of course, one reason we keep watching.
It’s also the reason that Chief Stew Katie Flood is skeptical about pursuing romances on board. She spoke of her reluctance during a recent interview on Watch What Happens Live. A fan asked her, “Katie, what’s your stance on boat romances and did anyone from the crew catch your fancy when you first arrived on the yacht?”
Katie replied, “somebody did catch my eye. Captain Sandy knows this one. But yeah, everybody knows, boat romances slippery slope there. I’ve learned the hard way with that one many a times.”
Well, Katie’s not exactly saying a hookup didn’t happen, just that she doesn’t think it’s a good idea. Deck hand David Pascoe wants to pursue Katie but is intimidated by her rank. If there was an attraction between herself and another crew member, an alcohol-induced night out with the crew could throw all that logic out the window. Although, Katie doesn’t strike as the someone that totally loses control either.
Even if Katie keeps herself out of the boatmance rabbit-hole, there are other crew members that certainly won’t. Deck Hand Mzi “Z” Dempers confessed to an interest in Courtney Veale. Lloyd Spencer may have his eye on Courtney as well. Certainly, many options for bad decisions this season. And isn’t that why we watch?
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