Below Deck Sailing Yacht

10 Best Episodes of Below Deck Sailing Yacht

Capt. Glenn Shephard and his crew set sail in a luxury sailing yacht to explore the crystal-clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea. The physicality of working on a sailing yacht brings new challenges to these young, attractive and adventurous yachties who are ready to work hard and play harder.

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Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S3E7

#15 - Strip for the Tip (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Tom continues to spiral over his mistakes while juggling devastating news from back home. Capt. Glenn contemplates whether he can trust Tom. The Parsifal III crew pull together a “talentless” talent show for the energetic charter guests. In the galley, Gabriela and Marcos have a miscommunication during dinner service that causes tension to bubble up between them. Friction between Gary and Daisy intensifies after Kelsie is caught covering Gabriela’s duties on the final day of charter.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 107 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S2E3

#14 - Smoldering Secrets (Season 2 - Episode 3)


The hungover crew of the Parsifal tries to piece together what they did the night before; Dani does some sleuthing while Gary and Sydney downplay their hookup; Daisy's frustration with the deck team ratchets up.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 119 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S3E17

#13 - All Roads Lead to Gaisy (Season 3 - Episode 17)

As the guests return from the wedding ceremony, the crew tries to cap off a great season with the perfect reception dinner. While Marcos strives to wow the guests with his best meal yet, time is running out and he still has to add the finishing touches on the wedding cake. Daisy puts Ashley in charge of the final dinner service to see if she’s finally ready for a promotion. Gary and Scarlett try to savor what little time they have left. Once the guests depart, the crew tries to enjoy one last night together as Gary looks for the perfect stew to end his season with.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 116 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S3E11

#12 - Paging Dr. Nipples (Season 3 - Episode 11)


Gary jumps to the rescue as an empty neighboring boat drags into another boat nearby; Marcos shines again as he caters to the demanding guests with ease, but his crew worries that he's burning himself out.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 117 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S3E12

#11 - New Girl Aboard (Season 3 - Episode 12)

Daisy is brought to her breaking point as the demanding guests continue to challenge the Parsifal III crew with their incessant requests. The arrival of a new stew puts smiles on everyone’s faces except for Ashley’s as she’s quick to claim Gary as her territory. When sparks fly between Gary and new stew Scarlett, Ashley shifts her focus to work, determined to finally get the coveted second second stew position.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 109 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S2E13

#10 - Nip N Slide (Season 2 - Episode 13)


The cat fight continues as the guests gut each other over lunch. Later that night, Daisy pulls together a mermaid-themed dinner while Jean-Luc dons glittery leggings and serves himself up as dessert. Alli makes a difficult decision that leaves Gary reeling. Sydney is tasked with writing a song about women’s empowerment, and Colin offers to orchestrate. Things get awkward when the primary overhears Alli complaining about her mom and informs Glenn of the indiscretion. At a perilous beach picnic, the rosé runs dry, and as the Parsifal crew begins to crack, Glenn’s frustration boils over.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 111 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S2E17

#9 - Reunion (1) (Season 2 - Episode 17)

Daisy confronts Gary about his behavior; Natasha and Daisy still can't agree on the amount of pitas served; Glenn answers uncomfortable questions about the biggest crash in "Below Deck" history; Andy asks Dani the question everyone wants to know.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 77 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S4E13

#8 - T-Bone With Stakes (Season 4 - Episode 13)


Capt. Glenn notices the crew is slipping on service when a guest is injured and interior doesn't hear the walkie call; after Alex and Mads confess their feelings from the start, Mads is torn between Alex and Gary.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 92 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S4E15

#7 - She Loves Me Not (Season 4 - Episode 15)

Capt. Glenn is proud of the crew for knocking out a pride charter, but has to deliver bad news; after Gary learns about Mads' three-way kiss, he starts flirting more with Daisy, leading Colin to voice his concerns; Colin throws a gossip grenade.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 85 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S2E14

#6 - No Shirt, No Clue, Big Problems (Season 2 - Episode 14)


Tired of his crew making simple mistakes, Captain Glenn keeps an unwavering eye on them. A Women’s Empowerment Dinner takes a strange turn when the women involved can’t stop tearing each other down. Sydney and Colin bring the mood back up when they perform an original song for the guests. An evening sail catches Natasha off guard, and she never quite catches back up. Dani and JL get serious about where their relationship is heading but questions still linger. Gary takes a swing and whiffs on an attempt to get Alli back and then doubles down on more bad decisions.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 111 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S3E16

#5 - Parsifal's First Wedding (Season 3 - Episode 16)

Reeling from the news that Parsifal III has a last-minute charter with the hardest preference sheet of the season, the crew try to enjoy their night off. A wild night leads to massive hangovers the next day as Chef Marcos struggles to create a savory but safe menu for the guests based on a complex list of dietary restrictions, plus a three-tiered gluten free wedding cake. Ashley sets her sights on proving to Daisy that she’s ready to be promoted. Scarlett tries to determine if Gary has long-term potential after the charter ends. Pulling off a wedding is the crews biggest challenge yet as they pull out all the stops to end the season strong.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 118 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S3E2

#4 - Age-Old Problems (Season 3 - Episode 2)


Parsifal III's new crew figures out how to work together to execute a successful first charter. Marcos works tirelessly to satiate the massive appetites of the charter guests. Gabriela aims to prove she deserves the second stew title while Ashley works her own angle to convince Daisy she’s the better pick. A sail that is sold to Daisy as mild ends up including a dramatic heel, which leaves glasses broken and her fuming. To make up for the embarrassment of the first night, Tom tries to prove to his new team that he is good at his job but he struggles along the way. The first crew night out leads to conflict between Tom and Ashley after Ashley dismisses Tom’s advances because of his age.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 109 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S2E16

#3 - Last Call for Parsifal! (Season 2 - Episode 16)

A charter group of super-yachties arrives, and the Parsifal crew is anxious about being judged by their peers. But as the guests get boozed up, the Parsifal crew contemplates getting down, and Captain Glenn keeps a worried eye on his party-hardy team. After the charter, the final night out takes place at a picturesque castle, where Daisy reveals a secret that sets fireworks off in all directions. Back on the boat, the crew forgoes fighting for festivities, as Gary turns the hot tub into a wet and wild bubble bash. Most of the crew says their good-byes, but Natasha, Gary, Alli, and Sydney stay aboard to help Glenn with an ocean crossing. The drama doesn’t stop even though the season is over.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 113 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S2E15

#2 - Sexual Heeling (Season 2 - Episode 15)


An awkward jacuzzi party ends in a screaming match that Daisy tries but fails to mediate. Jean-Luc plans a romantic date for Dani. And when Captain Glenn announces that a last-minute charter is coming aboard, the Parsifal crew goes into a tailspin.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 116 votes.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht - S2E18

#1 - Reunion (2) (Season 2 - Episode 18)

Andy Cohen welcomes the cast of Below Deck Sailing Yacht for part two of the reunion show, where they answer some difficult questions.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 68 votes.

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