Rough seas ahead! Former Below Deck Mediterranean star Hannah Ferrier reignited some familiar drama when she revealed that her ex-boss, Captain Sandy Yawn, wanted her off the show from the very beginning.
“There was some weird competitive thing she had going on with me,” Ferrier, 34 admitted during an episode of the “Side Piece with Melissa Pfeister” podcast in late March. “Which was kind of silly because it’s not two positions that should be competing. But I don’t think we were competing on our work positions. I think she was competitive with me on the TV side of things.”
On April 1, Yawn, 56, responded. “That’s not true. I’m a real captain and I expect a level of service,” she told Showbiz CheatSheet. “Hannah was there for the camera. I was there as a captain. Two different things. I actually care about yachting. And I care about my job.”
The chief stew also claimed on the podcast that Yawn “never saw eye to eye” with her when they both starred on the Bravo show.
Fans of Below Deck Mediterranean are familiar with the complicated relationship between the duo, as Yawn fired Ferrier during Season 5.
“I fired Hannah because I don’t trust her as a crew member on board at all, that’s why I fired her,” the Captain said in April, adding that there was “no competition” between the pair. “I’m a captain and she waits tables. There’s no equal there professionally. I think that’s the part that I think really disturbs her, is her ego. It’s sad. I feel for her, this girl still hanging onto that s–t I haven’t thought about until you asked me about it. She’s starting a family, like I don’t get it. I don’t hate Hannah and never have. I wish her well.”
Chief stew Adrienne Gang also chimed in on Tuesday, April 6, tweeting, “At this point I’m not shocked by Sandy saying dumb s–t that insults her subordinates. What does surprise me is @bravotv giving her praise as an empowered woman after she says asinine sh–t like this and all out tears other women down.”
Ferrier quote tweeted Gang, 37, and added, “Imagine being a captain and then insulting and bringing down half of the yachting community (mostly the woman) while continuing to pretend you empower woman. At least she FINALLY vocalised how she feels about people who work on the interior…”