‘Below Deck Mediterranean’ Season 4: How Many Cast Members Are Still in Yachting?
The Below Deck Mediterranean Season 4 cast made big life changes after leaving the show, with many moving into new careers outside of yachting.
João Franco and Captain Sandy Yawn are still in the industry and Franco recently earned a new license. He became a yacht captain shortly after season 4 ended and his goal is to become a superyacht captain. Yawn returns to Below Deck Mediterranean for season 6 and will be at the helm of superyacht Lady Michelle. A few other crew members still work in yachting but the rest have embarked upon new careers with one crew member taking on the new title of “mom.”
Anastasia Surmava and Aesha Scott are still yachties – at least part time
Aesha Scott made a surprise appearance on Below Deck Mediterranean Season 5 when she replaced Hannah Ferrier after she was fired. Scott seemed ready to take a break from the industry during season 5, but she’s shared photos on Instagram where she’s dipped back in. She also took a massive US road trip with boyfriend Scotty Dobbo after season 5 aired.
Scott recently joked about being a yacht owner in a recent Instagram share. “Missing the yachts today and pretending it’s mine when no guests are on,” she wrote. “I remember I used to make the deckhands quickly put their uniforms on and stand at the passarelle on our days off so when I’d walk off the boat everyone thought I was a guest. SUCH a thrill.”
Surmava also works in yachting, but not always as a stew. She has embraced her culinary talents and is the chef on boats. “Chef Nas reporting for duty,” she shared from a job in October. She is also co-owner of a yacht training academy, Ocean Training Academy. She and Ferrier run the yacht training school together.
June Foster, who only appeared on the show for a few episodes is a published author and still works in yachting. She shared a photo wearing a smart stew uniform with the caption, “When you’re desperately seeking that perfect CV headshot,” she wrote. “Let the job search begin! ”
Other ‘Below Deck Mediterranean’ Season 4 crew members became landlubbers
Chef Ben Robinson, who kicked off the Below Deck franchise seems to be happier on land than at sea. He hosted a slew of Instagram cooking classes during the pandemic. And he also cheffed at private events throughout the country. Robinson recently lent his celebrity status to fundraising efforts like the “Cause for Paws” virtual event in Florida.
Ferrier gave birth to a daughter in October and is busy with her podcast, the yacht training academy and she’s hinted on her podcast about other projects she has in the works. She is also engaged to Josh Roberts. Another crew member who left yachting is Colin Macy-O’Toole. Macy-O’Toole moved into production and became a casting producer for Below Deck. “I did the casting for some of the other Below Decks,” he told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “They asked me to help out, so yeah, I’ve been a casting producer for Below Deck Down Under and I started [Below Deck] Sailing [Yacht] for next season.” Macy-O’Toole hopes to move into production at some point too.
The only two “unknowns” are deckhands Jack Stirrup and Travis Michalzik. Stirrup and his girlfriend had a baby shortly after season 4 wrapped but he deleted his Instagram account. Michalzik seemed to be traveling the world after Below Deck Mediterranean but has also since deleted his Instagram. Another unknown (who was even unknown during her season) is chef Mila Kolomeitseva. Kolomeitseva did not do press and has no social media presence.
Below Deck Mediterranean Season 6 begins on Monday, June 28 at 9/8c on Bravo.