The Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4 cast had a rocky charter season from the get-go when Parsifal III‘s engine trouble kept the crew and first group of charter guests stuck at the dock. From there, a messy love triangle of Chief Stewardess Daisy Kelliher, Chief Engineer Colin MacRae, and First Officer Gary King caused Daisy to slip in managing the interior department. Despite some tardy service and accidents aboard the superyacht in Sardinia, Italy, the cast managed to get the biggest tip in Below Deck Sailing Yacht history at $30,000. All the drama of BDSY season 4 didn’t leave time for Captain Glenn Shephard‘s tally of the total amount of tips included in the finale episode. Well, not to fret, we’ve added up all the tips from charter guests and figured out how much tip money BDSY season 4 crew made.
How Much Tip Money Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 4 Crew Made After Nine Charters
Over nine charters, working and filming for six weeks, the Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4 crew made the most of any previous year of the spinoff show. Let’s quickly rundown all the charter guests and their tips from BDSY season 4.
Austen Texan Primary Charter Guest and technology business partner Stephanie Seutter and her group of girl friends sulked and drank a bunch to drown their sorrows related to not getting to sail. A real-life Karen complained and didn’t want to tip because of the lackluster charter. However, the group still gave a decent $19,100 USD tip, which works out to $2,122 (€2,105) to each crew member.
Second Primary Charter Guest Kim Walsh Phillips invited reality TV star and American Idol season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini on her charter. They were beyond gracious guests, inviting the entire crew to dine with them. Their generosity also reflected in a tip of $23,000 or $2,555 (€2,250) for all nine crew members.
Third Primary Charter Guest and brash loudmouth John Cerasani and his group enjoyed themselves out on the water. That is until his son clipped his friend’s forehead and left a big gash that needed stitches. Otherwise, John and the other charter guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The gave the crew $23,000 or $2,555 (€2,250) per cast member.
Returning BDSY Primary Charter Guest Jim Blumenthal, his wife and their friends had a rip-roaring good time back on the sailing yacht. They gave a very impressive tip of $27,500 or $3055 (€2,700) to each yachtie.
Final Tips Help BDSY Season 4 Crew Earn Highest Tip Total In Spinoff’s History
The fifth Primary Charter Guest Jill Runnion and her group of older gals from North Carolina and elsewhere in the South had a great time hitting on the male deck crew. For only a one-night charter, they tipped generously. They left the crew $13,000 or $1444 (€1,273) per cast member.
The sixth Primary Charter Guest Suginia Jones celebrated her birthday on charter with her husband and their friends. Chef Ileisha Dell wowed Jones with her Caribbean food that reminded her of her Caribbean grandmother. The group gave the crew $20,000 to the crew, or $2,222 (€1,957) each.
Captain Glenn prepared a special treat for seventh Primary Charter Guest Alissa Guetzkow, taking her group of friends to Corsica, France, at the harbor of Bonifacio. They also gave $20,000 or $2,222 each.
Next, returning Below Deck Primary Charter Guest Bryan Guarnieri and his group of gay friends had an LGBTQ+ themed vacation on the superyacht. They were blown away by the warm hospitality and entertainment they received. They rewarded the crew with the highest tip in BDSY history, $30,000 or $3,333 per yachtie.
Finally, Primary Charter Guest Todd Cameron and his friends in the gay throuple caused complete mayhem onboard. The drunken antics and disgusting mess left in their cabin had the crew counting down the seconds before the charter season was over. Despite being rude and obnoxious, the group only tipped $17,500 to the crew or $1,944 to each crew member.
So, how much did the crew make in total? Adding up all the tips from nine charters bring the BDSY season 4 grand total in tip money to $193,100. Divided nine ways, the BDSY season 4 crew made $21,455 each. And that doesn’t include the pay Below Deck cast get from Bravo and their yachtie salaries.
Find out more about all of the BDSY season 4 charter guests here.