‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’: Did Producers Think the Charter Guest Brought Drugs on Board?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Captain Glenn Shephard from Below Deck Sailing Yacht was put into a particularly powerful place when his crew thought a visitor introduced medicine on the boat.

Captain Glenn Shephard from 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht'
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Deckhand Chris Miller and chief stew Jenna MacGillivray each suspected the visitor could also be doing unlawful medicine. However, producers not too long ago shared they didn’t discover the visitors had been appearing oddly as a result of they weren’t searching for it.

Producers provided their very own insights to the crew’s suspicions throughout a “behind the episode” present. Producers mentioned, “It wasn’t until Jenna and Chris brought it up that it was on our radar too.”

No one else suspected medicine both

Producers shared that first mate Paget Berry didn’t discover any unusual habits from the visitor both. He simply assumed maybe they had been drunk. Third stew Georgia Grobler merely mentioned that the visitors appeared like, “Another set of premium party people.” Adding, “I seldom find charter guests to be completely normal.”

Shephard and producers recalled an occasion the place he eliminated an unlit joint from a visitor’s mouth. He instructed the story through the season finale. “I threw it over the side and told the primary if I saw any more drugs it would be the end of the charter.”

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During the penultimate episode, Shephard appears slightly pissed off that MacGillivray and Miller didn’t strategy him with the knowledge earlier. However, he instructed producers he thought his crew didn’t wish to destroy somebody’s constitution simply due to a suspicion. MacGillivray added, “I didn’t feel confirmed in my suspicion.” But she felt extra compelled to inform Shephard when Miller had the identical suspicion.

Producers additionally shared that it isn’t regular for the visitors to have their baggage searched after boarding the boat. “They’re never treated suspiciously at the outset,” producers added.

If he discovered medicine, the constitution could be over

Producers shared that if Shephard had discovered medicine, the visitors would have been eliminated instantly. Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck season 1 (the primary constitution visitors ever) needed to bounce a gaggle of photographers after a stew discovered unlawful medicine within the cabin.

Of course viewers realized that Shephard didn’t discover something and the visitor was slightly offended. But first mate Paget Berry instructed Showbiz Cheat Sheet medicine on board a yacht is not any joke. “If any sort of substances or anything illegal is found on board a boat, the captain can go to jail, his license, the crew, we could lose our licenses,” he mentioned. “The boat gets impounded. It’s not funny.”

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Berry added that medicine will be a difficulty. “Unfortunately there is that element in yachting,” he mentioned. “Since I started 10 years ago as a teenager, it was readily around the crew, readily around sole owners. Obviously they’ve got the money and everything. And it is a shame. It does wiggle its way in there sometimes. But if you’re smart and level headed, you know what to do and what not to do.”

Captain Sandy and Captain Glenn dealt with the scenario the identical method till a sure level

Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean instructed Showbiz Cheat Sheet she’d pull the first apart and discuss to them first. Shephard does precisely that and shared his suspicions with the first.

However, Yawn mentioned her interventions would have stopped there and she or he’d by no means search a visitor’s belongings. “I would never go through the client’s stuff,” she mentioned. “Taking someone’s personal stuff? You can’t go through someone’s stuff.”

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“How you handle it is really the difference,” Yawn added. “It’s how you address it.” Thankfully, Shephard and the crew turned it round and the visitors nonetheless left a sizeable tip.

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