‘Below Deck Med’: Captain Sandy Describes the Big Difference Between the Series and Real Life

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean says there’s a huge distinction between working as a yacht captain in actual life versus the present.

Captain Sandy Yawn from 'Below Deck Med'
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Yawn advised Boat that one of many largest variations is that she sometimes doesn’t work with inexperienced crew in actual life. While some crew members complain that they obtained a harsh edit, she insists crew members are portrayed precisely on the present with regard to how they do their job.

“You can’t make someone look bad if they’re doing their job right, no matter how you edit it,” she revealed. “I’m a competent captain. I’m a woman so I’ve had to work five times harder than anyone else to get there.” She was employed to step within the position beforehand held by Captain Mark Howard. But as soon as she began filming her first season, she realized that the crew isn’t at all times as skilled because the groups she’s managed in the actual world.

Captain Sandy was shocked with the crew’s expertise throughout her first season

Yawn mentioned the job basically  “landed in her lap” and she or he determined to take the place despite the fact that colleagues discouraged it. “Everyone was saying don’t do it, you’ll ruin your career and I was like ‘This just landed in my lap, I can’t say no to it!’” she remembers.

“I went to the interview and said if it happens, it happens, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. I thought well I’m already a successful captain, I can always get another job.”

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Yawn admits that her first season was just a little stunning. “When you’re from the charter world, you’re used to having the best charter crew on the planet,” she remarked. “And then you definitely step on board Below Deck and the chief stew has no expertise.”

Captain Sandy supplied perception into why she and Hannah Ferrier have a tricky working relationship

She then maybe supplied some perception into why she and chief stew Hannah Ferrier have had stress up to now. On various events, Yawn noticed that Ferrier merely didn’t have a ardour for yachting. Ferrier agreed together with her however shared she had a ardour for offering distinctive service to the friends.

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Nonetheless, Ferrier returned for season 5, which she mentioned is her final. Yawn is seen telling Ferrier she may have fired her on various events in the course of the first episode in a rewind second. Yawn discussed that having an absence of ardour for the job displays on digital camera.

“When someone doesn’t have passion for the job or is just there to be on TV and hope their career is going to take off, that is hard for me. I don’t have time for it, and you can always tell – the camera never lies,” she advised Boat.

Below Deck Mediterranean is on Monday at 9/8c on Bravo.

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