There’s a Below Deck Med new deckhand soon to arrive on superyacht Home. Below Deck Mediterranean season 7 star Jason Gaskell‘s Eeyore negativity has him marooned from the rest of his deck crew. Jason’s temper tantrums, disrespectful tone, questioning of Bosun Storm Smith‘s instructions, and lack of initiative all grate on his boss Storm, Courtney Veale, and Zee Dempers. Eventually, a miserable Jason voluntarily walks the plank, quitting before the end of the charter season. In a bind, Captain Sandy Yawn and Storm find a new deckhand replacement named Reid Jenkins to join the Below Deck Med season 7 crew.
Below Deck Med New Deckhand Reid Jenkins Is An American Yachtie
There are lost of signs Jason quits Below Deck Med season 7. Midway through the season airing, Jason blasted his bad show edit, deleted Instagram and pointed out that he tied a correct bowline knot variation.
The preview for the rest of the season also shows Jason telling Storm to find him a replacement because he wants off the yacht. A little bit of Instagram sleuthing reveals that it’s pretty obvious Reid Jenkins joins the crew near the end of the charter season.
Below Deck Mediterranean season 7’s executive producer follows Reid’s Instagram, suggesting they recruited him for the show. Adding to the evidence, much of the crew (including Courtney, Natalya, Natasha, Zee and Kyle) also follow Reid on IG. Reid also vacationed in Malta, where Below Deck Med season 7 was filmed. It was during the time the charter season ended in October 2021. But that’s not all. Reid also announced he was leaving his previous fifteen-months-long job working on superyacht Excellence in August 2021, at the time the show was filming.
Reid, from Nashville, Tennessee, has a wealth of experience in the yachting world. The yachtie also seems a lot more cheerful than down-in-the-dumps Jason. Reid loves football, hockey, and hanging out with friends and family. He also currently has a girlfriend. However, it’s unclear if they were dating when he joined the Below Deck Med season 7 crew.
Below Deck Med fans will have to wait for confirmation that Reid replaces Jason on season 7. But it’s pretty obvious Jason’s on his way out.