One of the best parts of Bravo’s Below Deck is finding out how much tip money the crew makes from each charter. On Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3, the amount of tip money made hasn’t been so great, thanks to Erica Rose and Husband Charles group who only tipped $6,500.
The BDSY season 3 crew had a lot of catching up to do to reach how much tip money the Below Deck season 9 crew made. (Crew members made $12,380 each if they were on the whole season and the boat made a total of $147,000.) However, Below Deck Sailing Yacht doesn’t have three hidden crew members also splitting the tip like the original Below Deck show does.
So how much have the Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3 crew made in tip money over 9 charters? Did they beat the Below Deck season 9 crew?
Charter 1 Tip Money Totals
Fans will remember Second Stew Gabriela Barragan had to deal with McCordia drunkenly sexually harassing her with suggestive comments. The group put Chef Marcos Spaziani to work because they were always hungry despite him feeding them piles and piles of gourmet food.
Charter 2 Tip Money Totals
The second charter on Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3 is one fans won’t soon forget. Infamous reality TV superfan and The Bachelor alumna Erica Rose, her husband Charles, mom Cindi and friends went on Parsifal III. BDSY fans already knew Erica because she was the primary on charter of Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 2.
The charter guests were a complete nightmare for the crew this time around. Erica Rose sent back her steak. Erica’s mom Cindi left a major brown stain on a couch because of the bronzer she was wearing. She also showed up late for the charter because she was kicked off a plane. Erica’s husband Chuck complained the whole time he was on the boat. He nearly got in a fight with Erica’s (now ex) hair stylist’s husband. His behavior was so disgusting on the boat that Charles gave a crying apology.
After such a grueling charter you’d expect them to at least tip well. Well, you’d be wrong. Erica Rose and company only gave the crew $6,500, a complete slap in the face. The total for each crew member was only $722.
Charter 3 Tip Money Totals
Things got better for the crew after Erica Rose’s group left. Primary charter guest James Cox Junior’s group of guests were much easier to deal with. Other than his brother Tyler drunkenly passing out at dinner, and friend Bunny flirting with the male crew members, they were subdued.
They even took Deckhand Tom Pearson failing to notice the sailboat running aground in stride. Although that may have affected the overall tip amount.
James Cox Junior, family and friends gave the crew a total tip of $16,000. Captain Glenn divided it between the 9 crew members for a total of $1,778 per person.
Charter 4 Tip Money Totals
The 4th charter of Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3 starts next episode (7) with a business owner from Boulder, Colorado, Jim Blumenthal. Jim and the other charter guests gave the crew a $21,000 tip. Since Tom Pearson was fired in the midst of the trip he was given a reduced tip. The rest of the crew members were given $2,530 each. It looks like Jim and his pals enjoyed the talent show from the crew.
Charter 5 Tip Money Totals
Vegan foodie Dawn Zacha and her husband Tim Miller invited their four friends to sail. They had a blast with the water toys and swimming. They also enjoyed a lot of gourmet meals courtesy of Chef Marcos Spaziani. Tim is the CEO of a software company, while Dawn is a sales professional.
Fellow charter guests included their friends Marni and her husband Brian, Lauren and her husband Jamie. They all keep their social media private.
This group of charter guests gave a generous tip of $20,000. This translated to $2,500 for each crew member because they were short a deckhand after Tom’s departure from the show.
Charter 6 Tip Money Totals
Dermatologist Dr. Nichols, her attorney husband Chris Cabanillas, and their investment banker friend Dino Liso rude behavior drove Daisy nuts. Fans were appalled by the crass language and lack of manners from this group of charter guests. However, the antics of the guests may have just been a promotion scheme for Dr. Nichols to get publicity for her new clinic.
Dr. Nichols and the rest of the charter guests matched the previous group’s tip, giving the crew $20,000 or about $2,500 to each crew member. Gabriela left the crew, but the Barnaby joined, so the crew was still down to 8, instead of the typical 9.
Charter 7 Tip Money Totals
Primary charter guest Keely Washburn, her best girlfriends and their moms enjoyed a drama-free charter on Parsifal III. Keely, an aspiring real estate agent, and the rest of the charter guests tipped the crew $16,400, or $1,820 for each crew member.
New Third Stew Scarlett Bentley made her first payday on this charter.
Charter 8 Tip Money Totals
A biased Captain Glenn Shephard said the Charter 8 charter guests, and fellow Canadians, were the “classiest, funniest, kindest group of charter guests” the crew had onboard. Primary and multi-millionaire tech entrepreneur Lane Merrifield, his fiancé and friends left the crew their best tip so far on Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3.
The crew received a total of $23,000, which works out to $2,555 for each crew member.
Charter 9 Tip Money
On this charter, the co-primary guests were overshadowed by their friends Allegra and Gabe’s wedding on the trip.
The final charter guests of the season were grateful for the crew hosting their wedding, and rewarded them with another $20,000 tip! Each crew member made $2,222 in tip money.
Total Charter Tip Money Made In Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 3
So, how did the crew end up faring with tip money by the end of the season?
Tom ended the season making $5,215 in tips. Gabriela ended the season making $9,485 in tip money.
Overall, the boat made a grand total of $160,500 and all the original remaining crew members each made $16,762. The new deckhand Barnaby Birkbeck made $9,097 over 4 charters. Scarlett, after working three charters to help finish the season, made $6,597.
So, despite being on a smaller yacht, the Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3 crew made more tip money than Below Deck season 9’s crew, beating the other crew’s grand total by $13,500 and each crew member made over $3,000 more on BDSY season 3.