In 2020, Bravo debuted the reality show “Below Deck Sailing Yacht.” The storyline centers on the crew of a high-end sailing yacht as they travel the Mediterranean and provide first-rate service to their wealthy passengers. The interpersonal dynamics among the crew members and the pressures of close quarters are the primary subjects of each episode. Season 4 begins with Captain Glenn Shephard welcoming a new chef aboard the Parsifal III as they set sail for Sardinia, Italy, and potential crew morale issues stemming from intersecting love triangles. The regular crew of Captain Shephard, Chief Stew Daisy Kelliher, Gary King – First Office, and Chief Engineer Colin Macrae are back. Finding and keeping a great chef has been a challenge throughout BD’s existence. It has big shoes to fill after last season’s incredible chef, Marcos. Ileisha Dell, the Australian chef. (tvacute.com) We have a recap of Below Deck Sailing Yacht: Season 4 Episode 1 in case you missed the exciting conclusion.
Below Deck Sailing Yacht: Season 4 Episode 1 Recap
Captain Glenn breaks the news to the crew that First Officer Gary has tested positive for Covid-19 and will, unfortunately, miss the charter as they get settled in. As a stopgap measure, while Deckhand Alex Alex Propson and Deckhand Chase Lemacks become acquainted with the Parsifal, Engineer Colin Macrae has been designated as chief officer. Chief Stewardess tells 2nd Stewardess Lucy Edmunds and 3rd Stewardess Mads Herrera that being Junior Stews is best for them so that she can avoid a recurrence of the drama from last year. Captain Glenn breaks the news to the team that First Officer has tested positive for Covid-19 and will, unfortunately, miss the charter as they get settled in. As a stopgap measure, while Alex Propson and Lemacks become acquainted with the Parsifal, Macrae has been designated as chief officer. Chief Stewardess tells Edmunds and Herrera that being Junior Stews is best for them so that she can avoid a recurrence of the drama from last year.
when the provisions arrive and the team prepares the boat for charter, Macrae senses something is amiss with the engine. The season’s tone is set by the first charter, and things have taken a turn for the worse early on. Since Captain and Engineer have concluded that the boat cannot leave the pier, the onus is now on Chief Stew Daisy Kelliher and the cabin to provide the visitors with an experience. The next day, Macrae finds out that water got into the engine due to an after-cooler problem. The first guest we meet is Stephanie Seutter. Currently, she is employed for Aexus in Austin. Stephanie was born and raised in her family’s home state of Arkansas. and Her seven female pals from Texas; she works in sales and they are on a girls’ trip. They want an EDM party the first night, after a traditional Sardinian meal. Chief Stew Daisy Kelliher is understandably repulsed by their plans for a beach day and a meal of steak, shellfish, and truffles on the second day. When the day’s labor is done, everyone heads up to the deck for some beer and relaxation. When Lemacks inquires as to whether or not anyone misses anyone back home, Chief Stew replies, “I haven’t missed someone since 1999.” The boys aid out Colin Macrae in the engine room before turning in for the night. Ileisha Dell teases Chief Stew the next morning in the crew mess when she brings up where First Officer typically gets his coffee.
The mood on the yacht has changed without First Officer Gary King there. They get ready to greet the charter guests 30 minutes beforehand by changing into their uniforms and heading out on deck. The chef is still in her room getting ready when the guests arrive, so Chief Stew dashes down to give her the heads-up. while the guests are stranded at the port. Captain conveys the terrible news to Stephanie and the company after a warm welcome. They cope admirably. The guests agree with Captain Glenn’s suggestion that they take the tender out as it’s the only option left. They have a successful afternoon of drinking and water toy playing. they’ve actually been a lot of fun. Edmunds refers to the EDM party that Alex Propson, Lemacks, and Edmunds are throwing on the flybridge as a “cheesy” one, so they adorn it with balloons and illuminated sticks once the team has changed into their black uniforms for the evening.
Chef Ileisha Dell prepares dinner including roasted garlic puree, parmesan and truffled asparagus, beef filet, and fresh local oysters. The visitors are so inebriated that one of them, Mary Lynn, actually falls out of her chair twice while raving about the meal. After everyone gets dressed up for the party and the team puts on their paint and face jewels, they head upstairs where Lemacks gives a lap dance to one visitor and Mary Lynn paints Alex Propson’s knee to show her sister that she can draw. After a day of continuous drinking, the partygoers want mimosas from Chief Stew Daisy first thing in the morning. One of the guests needs an IV of champagne. In the meantime, Engineer Colin Macrae has been spending the entirety of the charter cooped up in the engine room. Because the issues have progressed beyond Macrae’s capacity to resolve them on his own, Captain Glenn has called in more technicians to examine the situation. The conclusion of the episode reveals that it would take two weeks to fix the engine.