‘Below Deck Med’: Charter Guest Justin Thornton Insists He Left a Good Tip

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Charter visitor Justin Thornton from Below Deck Mediterranean defended his tip of $17,000, regardless of the crew’s disappointment.

Captain Sandy Yawn from 'Below Deck Med'
Captain Sandy Yawn |Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo

Unfortunately, the yacht needed to stay docked for your entire constitution due to the climate. When Captain Sandy Yawn lastly noticed a possibility to depart the dock, an errant visitor and a deckhand who threw the mistaken line prevented them from leaving. But the crew labored greater than extra time to make up for the climate.

The deck and inside staff shortly created a poker site one afternoon. Plus, bosun Malia White constructed “toy island” at a close-by seaside for the friends to have a picnic and play with the water toys. The crowning achievement was when chef Hindrigo “Kiko” Lorran expertly managed to tug off a six-course meal for not solely the friends however the mates they instantly invited for dinner.

Was the tip somewhat too gentle?

The crew thought they’d definitely be properly compensated contemplating their quantity of hustle and ingenuity. But it’s by no means a great signal concerning the tip when the captain begins the tip presentation with, “It doesn’t matter what the client thinks about you,” Yawn mentioned to her staff. “It matters what I think about you. So every one of you has done an amazing job.”

Yawn then says the staff obtained $17,000. The crew appears sad with the information as a result of it shakes out to about $1,277 per individual in tip cash. Below Deck Med producers flashed on the display screen that the common tip is often $20,000. Needless to say, cameras captured loads of crew members shaking their heads, wanting deflated.

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Thornton was watching the second together with the opposite viewers and took to his Instagram story to defend his tip. Cleary the visitor felt that producers shaded him. “Thank you Bravo … sure did a good job making it LOOK like I gave a bad tip! That’s reality TV for ya,” he wrote together with a photograph of his lovable canine. “They told me average was 15k so I said let’s do 17k … that’s 23.4% if prorated out so get off me.”

Deckhand Alex Radcliffe offers an instance of a very good tip

Although Thornton defended his tip, deckhand Alex Radcliffe lately supplied an instance of what a very nice tip appears like.

“So the biggest tip in the shortest amount of time I got was we had a charter for five days,” Radcliffe shared on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast.

“So five days, like, you know, you make your own salary anyways on the boat and we’ve got $5,000 apiece for five days! That’s ridiculous. Like, you know what I mean? Like five days of where I was like, ‘You make good money anyways, working, like doing whatever you make your living. And then here’s an extra $5,000 for let’s go jet skiing. Let’s go fishing, let’s eat dinner.’”

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Radcliffe says the cash is certainly an enormous driver for staying within the business. “And more like that. That’s when my eyes started opening like, f**k, like, this is the real deal. I mean, for doing a job you love anyway and you’re getting paid. Absolutely.”

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