Below Deck Sailing Yacht: Holy moly! The boat is a mess and we love it

BELOW DECK SAILING YACHT, Captain Glenn Shephard -- (Photo by: Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo)
BELOW DECK SAILING YACHT, Captain Glenn Shephard -- (Photo by: Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo) /

Below Deck Sailing Yacht is going to have just as much drama as regular Below Deck, but in half the space.  I hope no one is claustrophobic.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht is a new series on a new boat, with all new drama.  Instead of the usual drama with slides and mermaids on the back of the boat, we now have SAILING DRAMA!  The sail drama is bound to be a huge part of the storylines as it seems that any time the boat goes into “sail” mode, everything in and around the boat goes rolling around.

Meet the crew

Captain Glenn Shephard is joined by a familiar face, Chef Adam Glick, in addition to many new faces.  Chief stew Jenna MacGillivray is joined by her second stew, Madison Stalker and third stew Georgia Grobler.

Byron Hissey is the lead engineer, which is interesting as the engineer isn’t usually an official cast member.  Perhaps due to the small quarters, they added him in to avoid having to avoid him in shots.  First mate Paget Berry has Ciara Duggan (his girlfriend) and Parker McCown as deckhands this season.  You can watch an introduction to the crew on 

But why is the boat in such bad shape?

What we learned in the first episode is that Ciara was managing the interior prior to this season (for 9 months!) and apparently did a terrible job.  She’s now on the deck crew working below her boyfriend and has been replaced by Jenna – who has a lot to say about the state of the boat when they arrive.  The boat didn’t even have steak knives upon arrival.

The crew didn’t check the hot tub in 9 months either.  But, Paget didn’t know you needed to turn the hot tub on in order to use it…which is kind of a scary thought.  He simply said it wasn’t working. For spending almost a year on the boat, it wasn’t in great shape as the new crew arrived.  Stuff was ordered and simply tossed down below.

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The pillows and cushions looked like they had been in a wind storm.  I can’t decide if someone was doing a terrible job due to a lack of knowledge or just…a lack of everything.  You would think with 9 months on the boat someone would have check something.  Like, anything.  But no, let us wait until the guests are on board.  I love the sound of that.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht is on Mondays at 9 PM ET!