You can take Hannah Ferrier off the yacht, but you can’t take the snark out of the girl. The former Below Deck Mediterranean Chief Stew was terminated after five seasons on the show for alleged valium and CBD use during charter. While fans were divided on whether the termination was warranted or not, most agree that Bosun Malia White manipulated the situation by reporting Hannah’s prescriptions only when she wanted to change bunk arrangements.
But Malia was not the only one with whom Hannah had unresolved issues. Bugsy Drake was reinstated as second stew shortly before Hannah’s departure. The two did not get along after working together on a prior season, and Hannah’s guard was up the whole time. And finally there’s Captain Sandy Yawn. Sandy not only fired Hannah and promoted Bugsy, but terrorized her tablescaping and management style for years. Some fans speculated that the three colluded to depose Hannah’s reign as OG Chief Stew. During the Season Five Reunion, Hannah sipped from a “I Need A Valium” mug. Nothing was resolved from that confrontation, and based on her new business venture, it’s clear that Hannah is not over it yet.
Oh baby — the most recent season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht has been a doozy. And really, there’s a lot of babies in the mix. What was in the Croatian waters last summer? Alli Dore just announced she’s expecting a baby, but thankfully Gary King is not the father. She’s got a new man in her life and Gary is probably kicking himself for the way he acted. At least Sydney Zaruba won’t have to worry about Alli and Gary in the future. That is, if she still has a shot.
Arguably the biggest drama going on, even bigger than the Parsafail III crashing into the dock, is surrounding Dani Soares and Jean-Luc Cerza-Lanaux. Dani recently gave birth to a baby girl, but has kept the father’s identity under wraps. But if you do a little math, it’s not hard to see that the baby could belong to J.L.
In the meantime, he’s been getting slammed on Instagram by his former crew for his treatment of Dani. And making himself look like a damn mess by posting about paternity tests on social media. Looks like working hard wasn’t the only thing J.L. couldn’t get a hang of — he seems to have no common sense.
One of the biggest dramas of Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 2 happened after filming wrapped. Sure we got the usual mix of hookups, workplace conflict, hookups, cooking disasters, drama, and of course a boat-mance. But after Second Stew Dani Soares revealed a pregnancy with an unnamed father, speculation went into overdrive. Who was the father of her child?
Of course Below Deck Sailing Yacht fans immediately suspected it was Jean-Luc Cerza-Lanaux. He and Dani were hooking up for most of the season and the two walked off into the sunset together when the charter season ended. Though the two are not currently together, the timing of baby Lilly’s birth points to an end of summer conception. I.E. end of charter season. However, the need to speculate has seemingly come to an end. But that depends on which cast member you ask.
Ahead of the Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 2 reunion, it’s safe to say this season really took it to a new level. There were hookups and steamy hot tub moments galore. There were over-the-top guests that were painfully entitled during their stay. We even saw an instance where Captain Glenn Shephard crashed the boat into the dock. Not even the COVID-19 pandemic could stop the drama coming in at full force all season long.
And in the off-season, things have gotten juicier. Dani Soares gave birth to a baby that may or may not be Jean-Luc Cerza Lanaux’s. Not even J.L. knows if he’s the father, even though he’s not doing much to figure it out. The majority of his Below Deck co-stars aren’t having it, slamming for his treatment of Dani. This is coming from a man who told the entire boat he had an STD prior to getting a test. He’s obviously not the sharpest tool in the box.
Whew child. No literally, there is a Below Deck Sailing Yacht child among us. Apparently everyone got the memo but the potential father, Jean-Luc Cerza-Lenaux. Yikes.
After watching Dani Soares basically try to procreate on camera with Jean-Luc, it’s a wonder how
this summer child 25-year old man is still so confused. Then again, he also didn’t seem to understand how STIs work. (Hot tip: Don’t drop an STI bomb on national TV to a girl you basically just met until you know that’s actually what’s going on. Just an idea.) Pretty much anyone watching this mess is doing so through their fingers by now.
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Barrie Drewitt-Barlow and his family ran the crew of Parsifal ragged. They were very vocal about food preferences and demanded plated meals for their brood. Chef Natasha De Bourg struggled under the time management. The beach picnic was a bust too and if it weren’t for Jean-Luc Cerza Lanaux, Barrie wouldn’t have had anything to rave about. No one on Below Deck Sailing Yacht was sorry to see the family of nine leave.
This eccentric group were obviously accustomed to a high standard, one which should come with a certain level of discretion. But at one point during the charter, chief stew Daisy Kelliher was sharing tabloid fodder about them. When the episode aired, Barrie was none to pleased to see the crew gossiping about his family. Especially since he claimed the information Daisy found is not entirely accurate.
Paget Berry and Ciara Duggan presented Below Deck fans to a new concept, that of long term relationship in the boating/yachting industry. They were introduced to us as bosun and first mate in the premier season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht. Their four year romance seemed to be an exception rather than the rule in an industry of seasonal boatmances.
Not that their love was without hiccups along the way. Paget was consistently flirting with costar Georgia Grobler, and by the end of the season she was professing deep feelings towards him. There was no physical indiscretion, and at the time filming wrapped, Paget and Ciara seemed unshaken by the incident. They bought a home in France, and moved in together as of October 2020. There was an engagement. So what really happened?