Paget Berry

Below Deck Sailing Yacht Jenna MacGillivary Adam Glick

After reserving judgment last week, I’ve decided that I think I like Below Deck Sailing Yacht. It has all the elements of a disaster but set against beautiful scenery and a competent crew.

Take Paget Berry and Ciara Duggan for instance. Together since practically infancy, isolating themselves away on a sailing yacht in a wonky tripod of living with a parental figure who is also a friend and their boss, and cut off from people their age. And in comes the new crew and suddenly Paget overhears Georgia Grobler singing in the laundry (It’s like the Little Mermaid!) and remembers that other women exist. This might come as news to Ciara as well.

Now, Paget has the sex appeal of a boiled potato, and I think it’s mainly his hair which is flaxen-colored flaccidness that belongs on an 8-year-old Norwegian in 1987. Ciara also does flattening things with her hair, and it’s odd to see something so bushy also look so… flat. But we are not here to dismember the intricacies of Pagara’s hair (or are we?) – we are here to pick apart every other thing about their relationship!

Below Deck Sailing Yacht Adam Glick

Last week we met the cast of Bravo’s newest show Below Deck Sailing Yacht. Of course, Below Deck Mediterranean fans remembered Adam Glick from his two seasons as the chef. Other than that, we met a whole new crew.

Captain Glenn Shephard, Ciara Duggan, and Paget Berry lived on the boat during the off-season. And, let’s just say they didn’t stay on top of the maintenance. The new crew had a lot to do before their first charter. Not only that, but they realized mid-charter that there were zero steak knives on the boat. How did Glenn, Ciara, and Paget eat without knives for months? So much for a luxury experience for the guests. Hopefully, they’ll be too drunk to notice the lack of cutlery.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht

Welcome to Below Deck Sailing Yacht where there is the same drama, but in even more confined and awkward spaces! Also now accompanied by fun Pirates of the Caribbean music and some very weird super quick, out of focus camera zooms. Well this should be fun. Naut!

We are however switching from Thailand and motor yacht Valor, to Greece and Parsifal III, a motor sailing yacht where for the past 9 months Captain Glenn Shephard has been living in an awkward a-sexual menage a trois with couple Paget Berry and Ciara Duggan, awaiting the start of charter season.

One of the differences between motor yachts (like Valor from regular Below Deck) and sailing yachts seems to be that the captain and a skeleton crew always remain on board to keep the boat in shape, even when they aren’t in season.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht cast

Sadly, this season of Below Deck is coming to an end, but there is a new spin-off show premiering tonight. Below Deck Sailing Yacht starts Season 1 at 9 PM on Bravo.

We will see one familiar face, Adam Glick, a chef who appeared in two seasons of Below Deck Mediterranean. You know him best for spitefully cooking with onions despite the requests on the guests’ preference sheet and for a love triangle with Malia White and Wes Walton. Aside from Adam, the cast is full of new people.