One of the great things about watching Below Deck Mediterranean is that for 60 minutes (OK-40 minutes on DVR!) is that you can imagine yourself as a guest on a luxury yacht. All without having to mortgage your home for a two day vacation. In three seasons of the show, we have watched charter guests–from the lovable to the loathsome–have their every whim catered to. And who wouldn’t love that?
No request is too big–or too small for the crew to fulfill. From water slides used for five minutes by bored millionaires to the crew-dreaded beach picnic setups, every wish of the guests is indulged. Surly Chief Stewardess Hannah Ferrier frequently grumbles about demanding guests, but usually does what she can to grant their requests. Only because she knows Captain Sandy Yawn is always watching! Recently, Hannah shared the oddest preference sheet request she has ever received from a guest–and it might surprise you in its simple strangeness.
Ahoy! Below Deck Mediterranean is finally back on June 3rd, and with it a great mix of cast members. Captain Sandy Yawn is at the helm of the Sirocco. Bravo has, of course, realized that fans love seeing her at odds with Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier. Joao Franco returns as Bosun this season, and Colin Macy O’Toole rounds out the returning cast.
That leaves two positions open in both the interior and the deck crew and that’s a lot of opportunity for new hookups, dysfunction, drama, and authority questioning.
Hannah Ferrier may or may not watch herself on Below Deck Mediterranean. Perhaps for the sake of optimism, let’s assume she did view herself last season, took stock of what the rest of us saw, and decided to do something about it.
Maybe Hannah took note of the endless smoke breaks, and the stress it put on her interior team. Certainly, working her way through a giant carton of cigarettes and owing Conrad Empson 50 Euros seemed to backfire on her. Hannah badgered Conrad to no end because he asked for that money back.
Last week, the Season 4 trailer for Below Deck Mediterranean was released. It looks like Bravo is again throwing in a casting curve-ball. And while it may be unexpected, it’s certainly the logical next step for mixing up the typical gender roles onboard.
First, it was the surprise of a female deck hand. Then Captain Sandy Yawn took the helm in Season 2 of the Mediterranean spinoff. Josiah Carter killed it as the very qualified and fabulous Second Stew last season on the original series, Below Deck. He was the first male to serve with the interior crew.
Below Deck Mediterranean, the younger sibling to Below Deck, has been one of the most successful reality show spinoffs. Understandably so, as the opportunity to watch beautiful people in stunning locations exhibiting sometimes ugly behavior is just too good to resist! Too much food, too much alcohol and non-stop drama make for great television. Last season, the yacht crew and guests sailed into the beautiful ports of Italy, which made me want to chuck it all and fudge my resume to apply to be a deckhand.
During Season 3, we were treated to crew hook-ups, unruly guests, alcohol-fueled melt-downs and endless tension between Captain Sandy Yawn and Chief Stewardess Hannah Ferrier. And now, the wait for a new season of merriment on the high seas is just about over!
Fans of Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean get to experience all the drama of working in the yachting industry. Like any good reality show, it’s about getting to know new cast members and seeing how people interact. The whole premise of the show is the lives of the crew. But what about the Captain?
On Below Deck Mediterranean, Captain Sandy Yawn stays out of the fray for the most part. She did have some confrontations with veteran Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier about her incessant smoke breaks but viewers certainly don’t get as close with her as the rest of the crew. Perhaps that’s why Sandy chose to share a personal story to her Instagram on Monday.
Ahoy, readers! I must announce all of my nautical dreams and wishes have come true in the form of another series from the very popular Below Deck franchise! Always a fan of watching any and all antics on the high seas, another form of this show brings me so much joy and makes me downright giddy with excitement. This time the action on the high seas will happen aboard a luxury sailing charter rather than the charter yachts we have become accustomed to.
We are coming off the most recent season of Below Deck where we witnessed wild (“I’m a boat captain too you know!”) Rhylee Gerber yelling “Got it!” to long-suffering Bosun Ross Inia a minimum of 15 times per episode. And, of course, the amazing working relationship between Queen of the High Seas of Chief Stew-dom Kate Chastain and Josiah Carter. #bestseasonever
Below Deck star Ross Inia might be held legally accountable for his drunken antics last year in West Palm Beach, Florida. At first, prosecutors decided not to file charges against the New Zealand native. But on February 12th, barely a month after the initial review, the case was reopened. The charges adjusted instead.
Ross made headlines in December of last year. He was arrested after a night of partying with Below Deck Mediterranean bad-boy Joao Franco. The Season 6 bosun was in an altercation with two other men. Then law enforcement arrived to break up the fight. Then, Ross allegedly attacked the police officer. He also issued verbal threats.