Docking an infinite superyacht isn’t any straightforward feat. But when it got here time to dock Parsifal III on Below Deck Sailing Yacht, does the crew come dangerously near colliding with the dock?
Bravo shared a preview of a harrowing situation the place Captain Glenn Shephard is docking the posh crusing yacht. The inexperienced deck crew scrambles to throw the precise traces, however is there confusion on deck? First mate Paget Berry has his fingers full as girlfriend Ciara Duggan is on deck however she usually works within the inside. Deckhand Parker McCown has been crusing since he was a baby however admitted this was his first superyacht job.
Shephard is seen telling the crew the yacht is near docking and to place the sails away. As the sails are neatly tucked away, Shephard alerts the crew to his subsequent transfer. “I’m gonna start turning towards the dock and backing up,” he says. Berry prepares McCown and Duggan to throw their traces, noting the water appears notably uneven.
The climate is ‘not ideal’
Berry reiterates that the climate isn’t splendid for docking so communication is vital. Meanwhile, Duggan says she will be able to’t precisely hear what Berry is saying. That could possibly be an issue. “Please just be loud and clear,” McCown urges.
“The conditions are tricky,” Berry explains in a confessional. “On a side wind, if you have more than 50 knots pushing you, it’s very difficult to dock. This boat is worth 50 million dollars, plus. If we hit the dock, we could potentially be hundreds of thousands of damage.”
Berry alerts Shephard of the wind. “The wind’s going to push you down,” he says as Shephard is guiding the boat. The wind pace is clocked at about 17 knots with a heel angle of two levels. As the yacht nears the dock, Berry offers some last-minute directions to Duggan and McCown. “Your spring first and then stern line,” he says to Duggan. “Then we’ll go with yours,” he says to McCown.
What goes unsuitable?
Berry continues to speak with Shephard, telling him the wind continues to be blowing them down. Duggan observes that because the yacht nears the dock, it wants to maneuver over. “It needs to move over more, we’re going to start touching,” she observes. Berry then tells Duggan to throw her line.
“There’s quite a swell there coming in on the dock,” Berry notes. Shephard urges Berry to throw the starboard spring and stern line shortly. “Why is that line going,” he says to McCown gesturing to a tied line. But McCown says, “He asked for it,” referring to one of many staff on the dock.
Berry appears exasperated. “No! I tell you when to throw the line! Get that one off!” McCown scrambles as he and Berry yell to the dockworker to take away the road shortly. Meanwhile, Shephard is begging his workforce to speak through radio. “What’s happening back there?” he questions. At this level, Berry is now urging Duggan to tie on a line, however she’s too involved the road might snap. The friends can now hear a screeching noise and have gotten uneasy.
Does the yacht crash? Find out on Below Deck Sailing Yacht each Monday at 9 p.m. / eight p.m. central on Bravo.