Meet the new Below Deck Med Yachties

Below Deck Mediterranean returns May 16 with some fresh faces! Here’s our crew of yachties venturing to Italy’s premiere sailing destinations.

Sandy Yawn

With over 28 years of yachting experience, Captain Sandy Yawn has chartered yachts from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf.

Being only one of a handful of female captains in the yachting industry, Sandy has overcome countless stereotypes, a life threatening motorcycle accident, and even cancer, to become one of the most respected captains in yachting. For Sandy, the guests always come first and she will do everything in her power to satisfy their every need. She expects nothing but perfection from her crew to deliver seven-star service at its finest.

This season Captain Sandy is ready to lead her new crew and bring her unique management style back to the Mediterranean.

Hannah Ferrier

Chief Stew
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Hannah Ferrier is in her eighth year as a chief stew.

Successfully able to maintain her work hard, play hard mentality, Hannah is a self-proclaimed “Independent Woman,” and has become accustomed to the luxurious lifestyle which she has built for herself.

Splitting her time between Australia and the South of France in the off-season, she’s currently unattached but still looking for Mr. Right.

In her third season on the Mediterranean Sea, Hannah is still searching for what’s next for her career wise while still stewing, but is looking forward to settling down in the future.

Adam Glick

Adam is a casual California surfer who travels and lives in his camper van when he’s not on charter. He likes to consider himself the “adventure chef,” always seeking new heights and challenges and befriending strangers wherever he cooks.

After earning his degree in Culinary Management from the Art Institute of California – San Diego, and working in San Diego’s finest restaurants, he set out for the open ocean. Working on yachts for over 10 years now, chef Adam has vast experience as a high-end gourmet chef, both on land and at sea.

Like many chefs, he considers himself strict in the kitchen, where he enforces a “my galley, my rules” policy.

Although he is interested in a relationship with the right girl, he is determined to stay focused this charter season and not let his love life on the boat derail his plans.

Brooke Laughton

Second Stew
Brooke grew up in Manchester, England, going on lavish vacations and last minute holidays chartering catamarans.

During college, she was an aspiring journalist and while on assignment, she learned about working in the yachting industry and the adventures it has to offer. However, because of her upscale upbringing, Brooke had everything to learn about the service industry from how to do laundry to delivering the high level of service she grew up enjoying.

Brooke got her first job on a high profile sailing yacht amongst the Hollywood Elite, and has since quickly climbed the ladder. Brooke remains a hopeless romantic who loves to love, could a “boatmance” be in store for her?

Kasey Cohen

Third Stew
A New York native, Kasey grew up in Oceanside, New York, but also has roots in Colombia with her mother hailing from Bogota, giving her a natural balance and worldly view.

However, Kasey admits that she had an upbringing that was a bit sheltered and privileged which she enjoyed.

Always a go-getter, she gained much of her confidence and charisma from doing pageants, but she also mastered her studies early on as a straight-A student in high school and earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

She may not have the most experience on the boat, but she has a real determination to succeed.

Conrad Empson

This baby-faced Bosun hails from the UK and has been in yachting for almost four years now.

Conrad’s mother also worked in the yachting industry, so she encouraged him to begin working on boats at an early age. He took his first yachting job when he was 18 and hasn’t looked back since.

Though his mischievous grin and jovial nature make him easy to forgive, Conrad admittedly tends to speak without thinking – a quality that has gotten him in a bit of trouble in the past but has also proven to be useful in entertaining high-end clientele.

João Franco

Lead Deckhand
João grew up in Zimbabwe in the midst of political strife and corruption, where surviving became a daily objective.

Highly motivated, João left home at the age of 20 and parlayed a job doing day work at a Captain’s house to working on his boat.

His independent spirit made him clash with his superiors at first but inspired by the success of the guests who chartered the boats he worked on, he quickly adapted the “work smarter, not harder” mindset to climb the ranks in his yachting career.

When it comes to dating, João admits he “wins the hearts of many and disappoints quite a few.”

Colin Macy-O’Toole

Colin grew up on the south shore of Long Island, New York and has a degree in music. Although music is his passion, boats are his life. He started working as a deckhand at the age of 15 and currently is a Ferry/Port Captain to and from Fire Island.

Colin is single and loves to make others laugh with his infectious sense of humor. He is a quintessential mumma’s boy, who has a very strong connection to his friends and family.

This fish out of water may get homesick, but he is excited to learn more about white glove yachting on his new adventure.

Jamie Jason

Upon meeting Jamie, it’s hard to believe that this dark-haired dynamo identifies herself as a “class clown”… but Jamie is just that.

With a wicked sense of humor and sharp tongue, the South African-born beauty keeps everyone laughing – when you’re not on her bad side.

Always an active soul, Jamie grew up riding horses competitively and has always been on-the-go. She lived in California for two years before deciding to travel to Antibes, where she began her yachting career.

On Jamie’s last boat, she was the sole stewardess and deckhand on a 24-meter motor yacht.

Below Deck Mediterranean returns EXPRESS from the US on Wednesday, May 16 at 1:35pm (express encore 8:30pm).