Hannah Ferrier from ‘Below Deck Med’ Reveals The Real Reason Why She’s Still In Yachting
Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean told chief stew, Hannah Ferrier, she doesn’t have a passion for yachting. Yawn observed Ferrier’s lackluster table settings and noticed a few hiccups in service toward the end of the season.
While the comments upset Ferrier, she agreed that she doesn’t get excited about an elaborate table setting or cleaning cabins. While she enjoys making the guests happy, Ferrier agrees that certain aspects of her job don’t exactly make her giddy.
Ferrier says she can see how Yawn and the deck team are passionate about their jobs because positions on deck allow you to move up the ladder. But she gets real about why she is still in yachting in a Below Deck Med After Show clip. Plus Yawn shares some of the impressive benefits that come with the job too.
It’s all about the cash
Below Deck and Below Deck Med cast members have shared with Showbiz Cheat Sheet about the staggering amounts of money that can be made in yachting. For Ferrier, money is the one reason she returns every season. “I am passionate about traveling and earning money,” she says. “And I’m passionate about the guests. I do love giving the guests a really good experience.”
Ferrier adds, “If you go and ask 100 people, how many of them go to work because they absolutely love their jobs and they are so passionate about it? Me and Kate were laughing about it the other day. You just got to put your heads down and bum up and just get all the tips. And then you can not do it for a while afterwards.”
Yawn, who is sitting next to Ferrier smiles and says she appreciates Ferrier’s honesty. “Hannah wants a child,” Yawn reveals. “She wants to load the boat up with kids. So, she needs to make money. You know how many crew members have retired from this business, and then I see them back on a boat? And I’m like, ‘Oh yeah you missed that cash.'”
Yachties also receive pretty sweet benefits too
Yawn adds that yachties can’t make the same kind of money ashore. Plus, “All of our stuff is paid for. We get 28 days of paid vacation. That’s an automatic when you step on a boat.” Plus, “Food, rent, bills, electricity,” Ferrier counts. Yawn adds, “You pay for nothing and you’re making all this cash. It’s real people.”
Deckhand Travis Michalzik says the cash eventually becomes a “golden handcuff” type situation. “Everyone is willing to prostitute their youth for money so that maybe like we can have a better future. And then they get the f***ing golden handcuffs. And they stay in it forever.”
“You keep getting more and more cash so you keep going back,” deckhand Jack Stirrup adds. The cash is pretty serious too. Bosun João Franco told Showbiz Cheat Sheet the money is great, but yachties get accustomed to the cash and the lifestyle. “On charter boats, tips can be as much as €4,000 per person, per week and in some cases even more,” he said. But also, “In between charters or after a long charter season, some yachties will spend a couple of thousand euro in over a weekend.”