Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 1 didn’t get the best response from Bravo viewers. The drama between Chef Adam Glick and Chief Stewardess Jenna MacGillivray annoyed viewers. Deckhand Parker McCown’s immaturity and laziness were grating for most of the season. And fans didn’t even get the satisfaction of seeing Captain Glenn Shephard firing him because he decided to quit. Second stewardess Madison Stalker and third stewardess Georgia Grobler fights with Jenna were largely boring. Meanwhile, the love triangle of Georgia, Paget Berry, and Ciara Duggan didn’t result in a real conflict or resolution. Although the season was mostly disappointing, the crew made some good tips from charter guests. Let’s take a look back at all Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 1 tip money from all the charters.
All Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 1 Tips & Charter Guests
The first group included Primary Charter Guests Alan and Jennifer Ward from New Orleans, Louisiana. Alan is a retired high-level software engineer at Apple before he retired, close friends, Italian model Alessia Caprio and Guy Somers who owns a beach club in Indonesia. Alan and Jennifer’s daughter Emily Ward and friend Peyton also attended the charter.
Guy and Alessia were supposed to get married the day before chartering sailing superyacht Parsifal III. However, their plans fell through and the two arrived a few hours late for the charter. The two, clearly heavily intoxicated early on the trip, decided they wanted Captain Glenn to officiate their wedding while on charter. However, things didn’t go to plan, and the two openly argued in front of the yachties. They ended up calling off the wedding, thankfully. However, the two appeared to have had a baby together and married since the show, based on Instagram posts.
After all the drama, the group gave one of the biggest BDSY season 1 tips of $20,000 or $2,222 per cast member.
The second Primary Charter Guest Whitney Thompson Forrester — from Nashville, Tennessee — took her tightknit group of successful girlfriends and her “BFF” Jeremy Parrish. Her friend Hannah Wilcox and the primary both requested a vegan menu, adding challenges for Chef Adam. Whitney and her husband owned a successful restaurant Copper Vault, which appears to closed shop after the pandemic hit. Whitney now runs an ice cream shop, models and blog, when she isn’t raising her young son. Her charter guest friends Robyn Donnelly and Katie Maclachlan co-owned Nashville’s Walden Bar, back when the show aired, but it also appears to have shutdown permanently after the pandemic.
Whitney and her group didn’t tip very well, leaving the crew only $13,500 or $1,500 per crew member.
The third Primary Charter Guest, from Boise, Idaho, was Sylvia Hampel, owner of Clear View Cleaning Service. She invited her daughter Jessica Shor, son-in-law Adam Shor from Golden, Colorado, and the couple’s one-month old daughter Angelica Shor. Sylvia’s two sons Travis Tipton and Parker Tipton rounded out the group, as well as Parker’s girlfriend Taylor Phal. The group ended up leaving the crew a $14,000 tip, or $1,555 each.
Fourth Group Of Charter Guests Were Incredibly Rude But Leave Tie For Biggest Tip Of BDSY Season 1
Fourth Primary Charter Guest and successful entrepreneur Richie Hosein, from Long Island, New York, invited a group of his frat bro buddies to sail in Greece. Richie has ventures in health care, hospitality, nightlife and music, and lives a luxurious lifestyle, including celebrating a recent birthday with Playboy bunnies.
Him and his friends Lenny Michel, Marshall Kessler, Austin Allen, Frank Martinis, Thomas Macari were a drunken nightmare to deal with for the crew. One of Richie’s friends even picked up Madison repeatedly without permission, making her incredibly uncomfortable. Despite their horrendous behavior on the show, they gave $20,000 or $2,222 per crew member for their troubles.
Tip Money Stays Steady On BDSY Season 1
Fifth Co-Primary Charter Guests Yana and Arthur Greenstein, from Dallas Texas, are owners of Y & A real estate. Yana didn’t want to eat much, instead focusing on taking photos, and ticked off Chef Adam by not eating his meals. The primaries and their group of friends still really enjoyed their time aboard Parsifal III, tipping $17,000, or $1,880 to each crew member.
Sixth Co-Primary Charter Guests Maisa Kehl and Chuck Heath from Salt Lake City Utah were next up. Maisa was an international model from Brazil and scout for playboy Slovakia, posed for Playboy several times and now works in real estate investment, according to the preference sheet. Maisa’s Instagram shows she still often models a lot in risqué lingerie and bikinis and loves to travel.
Chuck is retired and sold a real estate development company. They invited Steve and Sue Demarest on the charter to celebrate Maisa’s birthday. The group were blown away by Chef Adam’s beach picnic and gave the crew $18,000 in tip money, or $2,200 each.
Seventh Primary Charter Guest and lifestyle blogger Lyndi Kennedy Lader chartered the sailing superyacht alongside her boyfriend Jesse Thompkins, best friend Missy Ulmer and Missy’s boyfriend Jonathan Pettibone. The mother of three who works as a wardrobe consultant and lifestyle blogger based in Newport Beach, California, also invited her close girlfriends Cathy Cordas and Evelyne Marks who are also moms and bloggers as well. Evelyne works as a fashion and beauty influencer.
Lyndi’s Instagram reveals she’s a fashionista and wellness coach with three sons. The divorcee recently did an interview where she talked about her first husband dying in his sleep when she was pregnant with her one child.
While on the show, her boyfriend Jesse proposed to her on a beach but was rejected. He stayed up all night crying and upset. Meanwhile, Lyndi and her girl friends hit on Chef Adam. The group enjoyed a Coachella party, top-notch service, and amazing gourmet food. However, they tipped a low $12,700 or $1,400 each. Lyndi and Jesse no longer appear to be dating.
Final Two Charters Add To Total Tip Money On BDSY Season 1
Eighth Co-Primary Charter Guests Kerry McReynolds and Dino Cresci from San Diego, California, invited friends to go sailing in Greece. The best friends of 27 years decided to take the trip to celebrate their friendship because they may never get the chance again, as Kerry was battling stage four cancer. Kerry inspired the crew by her positive attitude and her ability to enjoy every moment. In 2020, the year after filming BDSY season 1, Kerry was still battling cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. She was also trying an experimental treatment. Sadly, Kerry died of cancer at the age of 50 in early 2022.
Kerry was a retail sales manager and Dino works as an interior designer and also manages restaurants in San Diego. While on the show, their friends Jennifer Nesovic, Mark Nitsche, Chris Harrington joined them and they had a wonderful time. The crew did everything they could to give Kerry the perfect trip. The group tipped the crew $12,700 or $1,400 each.
The ninth Primary Charter Guest Nicole Gary from Manhattan is a real estate broker and CEO of the luxury real estate brokerage Nicole Gary Team. Nicole’s Instagram shows her luxurious lifestyle and the beautiful properties she sells in Manhattan, New York. Her good friend and neighbor Noelle Nikpour, as well as other friends Billy Lolly, Jeannette Spinelli, Nick Buchanan also joined the charter. One of her friends was suspected of snorting cocaine aboard Parsifal III. However, Captain Glenn’s search of his cabin turned up nothing. Despite being accused of bringing drugs aboard, the group tipped a decent $15,000 or $1,660 pre crew member.
When the charter season wrapped up, BDSY season 1’s crew made over $16,000 each. The team earned a total of $143,000 in tip money from charter guests.