Ciara Duggan From ‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’ Says She and First Mate Paget Berry Couldn’t Share a Cabin for six Months

by Jeremy Spirogis
Parker McCown, Madison Stalker, Ciara Duggan, Paget Berry

After the Below Deck Mediterranean cabin reassignment debacle, Ciara Duggan from Below Deck Sailing Yacht shared her expertise working in yachting with boyfriend, first mate Paget Berry.

Duggan and Berry, who’re additionally a pair shared a cabin once they appeared on Below Deck Sailing Yacht. They started the present collectively and had been on the boat earlier than every other crew members arrived. However, Duggan says sharing a cabin together with your boyfriend doesn’t all the time work out.

Parker McCown, Madison Stalker, Ciara Duggan, Paget Berry
Parker McCown, Madison Stalker, Ciara Duggan, Paget Berry |Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo

She just lately tweeted, “Fun fact: Paget and I have just spent the last 6 months working on a yacht on which we couldn’t share a cabin.” Adding, “As First Mate and Chief Stew and we survived.”

Tensions mounted on Below Deck Med when bosun Malia White’s boyfriend turned the brand new chef on the boat. White needed to share a cabin along with her boyfriend and urged the crew to make modifications. White and chief stew Hannah Ferrier had been bunking collectively and White insisted Ferrier share a cabin with Christine “Bugsy” Drake. Although Ferrier and Drake didn’t assume bunking collectively would helpful to their working relationship, the change was made due to the chef’s greater rank.

Ciara Duggan can’t think about forcing cabin reassignments

Below Deck Sailing Yacht chief stew Jenna MacGillivray responded to Duggan’s tweet about room assignments. “In my 8 years of yachting, typically for cabin arrangements no one makes demands, you need to be easy going but also, couples don’t take priority if it means making others uncomfortable,” she wrote.

Duggan agreed. “Omg I couldn’t imagine making everyone move so that @BerryPaget and I can share a cabin just because we’re a couple,” she replied. “ESPECIALLY if we didn’t join the boat together! We’ve done plenty of stints not sharing a cabin even on Parsifal. It’s just not a big deal.”

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MacGillivray additionally had an identical expertise as Duggan when it got here to working with a boyfriend on a yacht. “I had a boyfriend I worked on yachts with for 3 years and we also didn’t expect to share,” she added. “Everyone in the crew had to be ok with it for it to happen. That tiny cabin is your only space, and you should feel comfortable in that space and not obligated to change because of a couple.”

Rank performs a giant function in yachting

Directly beneath the captain are excessive rating positions that embrace the chef, but in addition chief stew, first mate and the chief engineer. Some group charts present these excessive rating positions as being equal, others might have the chef, first mate, and chief engineer positions elevated.

Duggan’s level was that although she and Berry each had a excessive rank on the boat, they didn’t pressure the crew to make changes so they might share a cabin.

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“Captain is the highest rank, and then there’s a first mate,” former chief stew Kate Chastain from Below Deck stated on the Mouthing Off with Olivia Caridi podcast. “And we have those on the boat on the show, but they’re not on camera. Then chief stew is kind of up there. And the chef is actually pretty high up on the ranking but not really because they don’t have anybody below them. They’re in their own solar system.”

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