Below Deck Med’s Best (And Worst) Boatmances (2024)

Jennifer O'Brien

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You get to know your crew members intimately when you’re trapped on a boat for six weeks, especially on Below Deck Med. As most of the yachties are young, hot, and field up, a few inevitably end up falling for one another. Whether it is a one-night stand or something more, there are some pretty interesting boatmances on Below Deck Mediterranean.

Jess and Rob (Worst)

During Below Deck Med Season 5, Rob Westergaard and Jess More were attached to each other’s hips right from the start. Jess had a bad case of the green-eyed monster that she couldn’t tame. So when Aesha Scott put her arm around Rob for a charter guest picture, all hell broke loose. The model became upset and started believing something was happening between Aesha and Rob. She distrusted Rob, especially when she found out he was texting an ex-girlfriend.

But Rob was emotionally invested in Jess. His lust for her impaired his performance on the job, and Jess also started to struggle. The two fought often and hard, which created a tense atmosphere for everyone. Even though they left the boat together to head off to Bali, they have since broken up.

Malia and Adam (Worst)

From the moment Malia White stepped onto the yacht she was considered one of the hottest deckhands by the men. Before Below Deck Med Season 2 started filming, Adam Glick revealed he and Malia had a physical relationship. However, what really happened remains sort of a mystery. As the season progressed it was clear Adam was envisioning a future with the now bosun. But Malia had her eye on another prize, Wes Walton.

Malia once told Bravo “I just think after getting to know Adam a little more, he’s quick to get invested into something. He falls, and he falls hard, and I didn’t realize that.” In the end, she ended up picking Wes. The duo dated for a few years but have since gone their separate ways.

Aesha and Jack (Best)

As Below Deck Med fans know, Aesha has found her one true love in her fiance, Scott Dobson. But before moving to Colorado and falling madly in love, she had a romance with Liverpool’s Jack Stirrup. The duo was perhaps the best romance in the series, as they always had smiles and kind words for one another. Jack was awkward but showed love for Aesha by planning a surprise date complete with champagne.

It was hard for viewers and their co-workers not to root for them. Even though they did try to date after the charter season ended, the two didn’t survive. It was reported that Jack left Aesha for his ex. But all that is in the past as Aesha plans her upcoming wedding.

Natalya and Storm (Worst)

Below Deck Mediterranean Season 7 gave us Storm Smith and Natalya Scudder. It wasn’t the healthiest relationship by a long shot, but it was highly entertaining on reality TV. Even though Storm helped Natalya escape the pressure of the seasons, the two were boiling pots of emotions. Storm seemed to want to make the relationship work, but Nat kept causing pointless fights, especially after drinking. Fans thought that Natalya was passively agreeing with Storm. So, thankfully, the two decided to leave the drama on the yacht and walk away from one another.

Tash and Dave (Worst)

Perhaps one of the worst Below Deck Med boatmances has had to be Natasha Webb and Dave White. Before embarking on Season 7, Tash and Dave had hooked up on their previous boat. But the chief stew wanted to keep it a secret from the crew. This move ate Dave up inside. The chef would lash out every time he had a drink. The relationship was beyond problematic as the crew was severely disrupted.

Their issues spilled over into service during a wine-pairing dinner, which was uncomfortable for everyone. Dave then called Tash every name under the sun and moved out of his shared bunk room with her.

Luka and Natalya and Jessika (Best)

Season 8’s Luka Brunton was a smokeshow. Upon boarding the yacht, Luka formed a very flirty relationship with Natalya. The two were cute. Both were good-looking, and they seemed mostly harmless. At the time, Nat was trying to figure out her open relationship with her boyfriend back on land. Eventually, Nat left the boat, and Luka turned his sights to Jessika Asai. The two ended up having a season-long boatmance, but it fizzled out. The connections just seemed like harmless flirting in the end.

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Below Deck Med’s Best (And Worst) Boatmances? ›

Hannah Ferrier

The show's most controversial firing, EVER. After 5 seasons as Captain Sandy's chief stew on Below Deck Med, Hannah was let go for having undeclared valium which she kept for panic attacks (and had a prescription for) as well as a vape pen.

Who was the most controversial below deck cast? ›

Hannah Ferrier

The show's most controversial firing, EVER. After 5 seasons as Captain Sandy's chief stew on Below Deck Med, Hannah was let go for having undeclared valium which she kept for panic attacks (and had a prescription for) as well as a vape pen.

How old is below deck Med? ›

Below Deck Mediterranean is an American reality television series that premiered on Bravo on May 3, 2016. Developed as the first spin-off of Below Deck, it has aired seven seasons.

Is below deck successful? ›

It's since spawned 25 seasons, including spin offs such as Below Deck Mediterranean, which attracted 2.4 million weekly viewers. Yet for all its success, the yachting industry remains divided in its opinion.

Who was an alcoholic on Below Deck? ›

It's safe to say that Captain Sandy herself has certainly helped many people change throughout her Below Deck Mediterranean tenure. She opened up about her struggle with alcohol abuse during Season 4 of the show after she became concerned with Travis Michalzik's drinking.

What was the worst Below Deck accident? ›

Perhaps one of the scariest Below Deck mishaps happened when Ashton Pienaar was pulled overboard and almost lost his life. During Season 6, the deckhand came up against a few issues as the mega yacht left Puna'auia, Tahiti.

Who is the highest paid on Below Deck? ›

The head of the boat, Captain Kerry Titheradge, is, of course, the highest earner with the most responsibility. To captain a vessel of that size, Captain Kerry would be looking to be compensated at $228,000 annually.

How much of below deck Med is staged? ›

Q: Is Below Deck scripted? A: No. The direct answer to this question is a definitive 'no'. Nobody appearing on the show is reciting lines from a script, nor is anything staged in the strictest sense of the word.

Who is the wealthiest guest on Below Deck? ›

Barrie Drewitt-Barlow's estimated net worth: $40 million

Barrie Drewitt-Barlow had viewers seething after he only tipped the crew a mere $15,000 on Below Deck Sailing Yacht. During their three-night, four-day charter, Drewitt-Barlow and his (huge) group of guests had extremely high demands, especially with the food.

Why do people not like Captain Sandy on Below Deck? ›

She stands up for herself unabashedly and genuinely wants others to succeed in the yachting industry. She has overcome addiction and often outstretches a hand to those around her who are flailing. However, some Below Deck Mediterranean fans feel she is a bit pushy and micromanages too much.

Who was fired from Below Deck for drugs? ›

Hannah Ferrier - Possession Of Unregistered Drugs

Hannah Ferrier was a Below Deck Med fan favorite, which made her firing a shock. Malia White reported Hannah for having Valium in her cabin, violating the yacht's rules and maritime law.

Has anyone been kicked off Below Deck? ›

Below Deck and its spinoff series may be reality TV shows, but there can be real-life consequences for the crew's actions both on and off the ship. Over the years, stars including Hannah Ferrier, Peter Hunziker and Shane Coopersmith have been fired from their respective charters for a variety of reasons.

What is the controversy on Below Deck? ›

Back in August, Below Deck Down Under was lauded for its handling of sexual misconduct on screen when Captain Jason Chambers fired Luke Jones, bosun of the deck crew, after he — while naked — attempted to get into bed with junior stewardess Margot Sisson without her consent.

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