‘Below Deck Med’: Hannah Ferrier Shares Why She Thinks Captain Sandy Is Micro-Managing the Crew More Than Ever

Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean is captured checking in on the crew more than ever this season and chief stew Hannah Ferrier has a theory about why Yawn is more involved.

The hands-on captain prides herself on being a team player. She’s been seen pitching in to deploy the slide, carrying plates to guests, and helping in the galley kitchen. However, Ferrier insists Yawn supersized her involvement this season to the point where she was overly micro-managing the team.

Captain Sandy Yawn, Hannah Ferrier, Aesha Scott from 'Below Deck Med'
Captain Sandy Yawn, Hannah Ferrier, Aesha Scott |Greg Endries/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

Ferrier and deckhand Alex Radcliffe appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Host Andy Cohen asked for their opinions about Yawn’s constant presence and if she is a micro-manager. “Yeah,” Ferrier said. “I thought she was back then but this is a whole other level of micro-managing.”

Why does Hannah Ferrier think Captain Sandy is micro-managing more this season?

Cohen wonders what has changed over the years. Yawn took over for Captain Mark Howard after season 1. Ferrier initially seemed skeptical and concerned Yawn would be too hands-on. While Yawn and Ferrier had their moments of angst, they managed to work out their professional relationship in the end.

“I think she watches each season and gets more involved,” Ferrier said. “I think she wants everything to run perfectly, which I completely understand. But Below Deck is throwing a crew that had never worked together before onto a boat and expecting things to run perfectly. Life doesn’t work like that.”

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Radcliffe was asked earlier about Yawn’s presence during a deck meeting. Bosun Malia White assembled her deck team for a quick meeting and Yawn decided to sit nearby and listen. “I think Sandy just wanted to see how Malia interacted with us but I think it’s a little weird,” he said. “I think you’re the boss, let her do her own thing on her on time.”

Captain Sandy agrees that she demands perfection

Yawn tweeted that clients are spending a lot of money to vacation on a superyacht. “After all the seasons of #BelowDeckMed, viewers know what is expected on a superyacht,” she tweeted. “Crew should also know. We are working on the M/Y Wellington not a 3 hour booze cruise. Step up or step off.”

She also tweeted that the crew needs to bring it. “In superyachting, you need to bring it 100% on the daily! You might be called on to save lives, and you can’t be a liability to the rest of the crew.”

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“All crew should rise to the level of service that is expected & required to work on a superyacht,” she added. “You’re representing the yacht & the owner. Charter brokers know which yachts to recommend to their clients. References? CVs?”

A fan tweeted that clients are paying a premium. “Ppl don’t realise a week of yachting easily costs between €200,000-€300,000. That’s like 3-5 years an average salary. Let it sink in. So guests deserve 2 b pampered @ the highest level. If u can’t handle it as an employee don’t try to pursue a career in yachting.”