Below Deck Mediterranean Season 2
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Below Deck Mediterranean Complete Guide: Updates, Cast, Seasons

Bravo’s Below Deck was a hit when it debuted in 2013. The series quickly spawned a spin off. In 2016, Below Deck Mediterranean premiered. The show featured a look at the lives of “yachties” working aboard a luxe superyacht sailing the Mediterranean Sea. Whether you are new to the show or just want a refresher, this is your go-to Below Deck Mediterranean guide.

Below Deck Mediterranean Cast Members


During the first season of Below Deck Mediterranean, Captain Mark Howard was at the helm. Sadly, Captain Howard passed away in October 2021.

Captain Sandy Yawn took over during Season 2. She was known for her no-nonsense attitude. And her tendency to micromanage her staff.

Chef Ben Robinson, who also appeared on Below Deck, was in the galley during Season 1. He popped in to save the day during Season 4 after a chef was fired. Aesha Scott served as a stew on Seasons 4 and 5. She later joined one of the franchise’s other spin offs, Below Deck Down Under.

Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier was a fan favorite. She appeared on the series until Season 5, when she was fired. Malia White appeared in Seasons 2, 5, and 6. She rose from deckhand to bosun during her time on the superyacht.

Memorable Moments


This show has always served unforgettable drama on the high seas. And we have it covered in this Below Deck Mediterranean guide. During Season 2, Malia was in a love triangle with Wes Walton and onion enthusiast Chef Adam Glick. Malia and Adam were dating before the season began filming. Eventually, Malia chose Wes over Adam.

During the same season, Hannah also found herself in trouble when she made out with a guest in his cabin. When stew Bugsy Drake discovered text messages on the superyacht Sirocco’s iPad, the undercover romance was exposed. Captain Sandy was furious.

One of the most controversial moments on Below Deck Mediterranean was when Captain Sandy fired Hannah during Season 5. Malia took photos of Hannah’s illegal vape pen and Valium on the yacht. Since Hannah had failed to register her prescription medication, she was fired. Malia sending the evidence to Captain Sandy was shady.

During Season 6, Chef Mathew Shea quit (and returned) more than once. And stew Lexi Wilson’s diva behavior was difficult to watch. During an incident in the hot tub, she made crew member Lloyd Spencer cry. Finally, Captain Sandy sent Lexi packing.

Below Deck Mediterranean Seasons


Below Deck Mediterranean has graced our screens for seven seasons so far. The eighth season is set to bow in 2023.

Captain Sandy is returning once again. Usually, Bravo provides a nice blend of returning “yachties” with newbies. Just to keep things interesting.

Below Deck Mediterranean Episodes


So, how many episodes has this franchise given us? So far, the series has clocked in at 128 episodes. Impressive!

While Season 1 only had 13 episodes, Season 5 gifted us 23 episodes. The average season delighted viewers with 17 to 19 episodes. And Season 7 boasted a robust 20 entries including the reunion.

This franchise offers viewers breathtaking locations and crew members working hard to satisfy their demanding guests. And their captain. If you haven’t checked out this series yet, this Below Deck Mediterranean guide has everything you need to dive in.