Although First Officer Gary King gets all the ladies on the show, diehard Below Deck Sailing Yacht fans prefer Chief Engineer Colin MacRae over the player first officer. His first two seasons on BDSY, Colin was dating a different girlfriend during filming. On BDSY season 4, Colin was finally single and explored an ill-fated relationship with Chief Stewardess Daisy Kelliher.
On the BDSY season 4 reunion, Daisy accused Colin of cheating on his ex girlfriend by grabbing her by the waist and hitting on her while dating ex-girlfriend Martina Alvarez. Colin also admitted to sleeping with his now-girlfriend Brittany Amodeo just before starting to date Daisy and that they officially started a relationship after he and Daisy called it quits. Since the reunion Colin put out a statement denying ever cheating on Daisy or Brittany.
During the reunion episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3, Colin revealed that he had broken up with his second girlfriend he dated while on the show. Daisy revealed on the BDSY season 4 reunion that Colin said he really wanted to kiss her and had a crush on her at the end of BDSY season 3, again kind of betraying another long-term girlfriend. A couple months after that in August he headed back home to New Zealand. It was his first time back home in six years to see his family, friends, as well as seeing his newborn nephew for the first time.
Colin noted that he’s the only one around his age without kids. However, the Sailing Parlay Revival YouTube star has no regrets because he’s doing what he loves, sailing around the world in his catamaran.
Here’s what fans need to know about Colin’s breakups with his past three ex girlfriends — Martina Alvarez, Silvia Latini, and Maria Gomez — the former two he dated while filming seasons 2 and 3. Maria he dated for a long period when first starting his YouTube channel, too. We’ll also look at who Colin’s new girlfriend Britts is he’s now dating and had been sleeping with just before him and Daisy started something in Sardinia, Italy.
Colin Dated Ex Girlfriend Martina Alvarez While Filming Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 2
Throughout Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 2, Colin was in a committed long-distance relationship with journalist Martina Alvarez.
Fans will remember Colin and her speaking on video call a couple times during that season. Unfortunately, most of the talk surrounded around Colin’s dying dog, who sadly died during that charter season.
Martina, an ocean conservationist, documentarian and writer who scuba dives and snorkels with sharks, started dating Colin at the start of the pandemic. When the world was shutting down, Martina, from Argentina, joined Colin on his Catamaran after she lost her job. The Latina beauty also released a documentary called Missing Sharks later that year.
The relationship sadly came to an end at the start of 2021. Colin announced the breakup with Martina on his YouTube channel in April, a couple months after they broke up.
“We had an incredible year together, we went through a lot. So she was there when the bulk heads broke, we got struck by lightning… We were forced to live together on the boat [because of the pandemic]. And I’ve always said that being on a boat … every year is like dog years, it’s like seven years. So all the highs are accentuated, but all the lows are accentuated. You have nowhere to escape from each other if you’re having any conflict…” Colin explained in a video monologue.
“We tried all sorts of things to try and make it work. It just wasn’t going to work out in the long term. I think we’ve both now accepted that it was the right decision. I’ve got a big part to play in that because I’ve been so driven and focused for my projects. You know, the YouTube, I’m working all day fiber glassing, and then editing videos at night… Also me going on a reality TV show, well she trusted me to be on the show and I was completely faithful throughout, but it was still challenging.”
Fans question if Colin was truthful about being “completely faithful” when he tried to initiate something with Daisy at the end of season 2.
Since the breakup Martina has continued her advocacy and journalism covering the human-caused devastation of the oceans’ ecosystems.
Colin’s Breakup with Silvia Latini
Colin announced in early 2022 that he had a new girlfriend he’d been dating for nearly a year. Silvia Latini, from Italy, joined Parlay the previous year to sail around the world with Colin. Before making their relationship official, Silvia had been filming episodes of Parlay Revival. The ex couple first met in Panama where she worked a stewardess. She quit her job working as a marketing manager for a car dealership in Italy before that.
In January of 2022, Silvia, now age 32, had to leave Parlay to go back to Italy because of a tragic accident. Her brother was put on life support.
On the reunion episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3 in late June, Colin announced he and Silvia broke up a few months prior.
“We decided to go our separate ways,” Colin told Andy Cohen.
Since the split, Silvia continues to sail the world. She’s currently sailing in Greece.
Colin’s Ex Girlfriend Before Starring On BDSY
When Colin started his YouTube channel he had another long-term girlfriend who lived on his boat with him and helped create videos. Maria Gomez and Colin appeared to date from early 2018 and then broke up in May 2019.
Who’s Colin’s Girlfriend Britt After Breakup With BDSY Co-Star Daisy?
Below Deck Sailing Yacht fans were excited to hear Colin was back on the market back in 2022.
“So hot, so humble, so chill. I love him,” said one fan on Reddit of the Auckland, New Zealand native.
“Woah woah woah! We might actually have a season where he’s finally single and we don’t have to hear anyone say ‘I wonder why none of the girls go after Colin!’ Let the games begin…” said another admirer.
“That explosion you heard was Colin’s DMs blowing up,” said another.
Well, Colin didn’t stay single long despite having plenty of ladies staying aboard his catamaran. Six weeks after things ended with Daisy he confirmed on the BDSY season 4 reunion he was officially in a relationship with a crew member on his boat and had previously been sleeping with. It’s videographer and editor Brittany Amodeo, who’s currently sailing in the French Polynesian with Colin and his crew.
However, Colin hasn’t yet made their relationship Instagram official. Daisy cited him working and living on a boat with a girl he previously was hooking up with as part of the reason there wasn’t trust in their relationship and why they broke up.