Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4 started off on the wrong foot when the engine was flooded with salt water and First Officer Gary King couldn’t make the first docked charter due to getting Covid. However, after the unfortunate hiccups at the start of the charter season Parsifal III‘s crew hit their stride on the second charter, sailing off the coast of Sardinia and heading to stunning Corsica. Also, after the crying Karen from the first charter, the charter guests, including Amercian Idol season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini, on the next trip already improved the season immensely. Here’s what fans need to know about charter guests Kim and Ian from Below Deck Sailing Yacht.
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BDSY Season 4 Primary Charter Guest Kim Walsh Phillips Is An Entrepreneur & Business Coach
Primary charter guest Kim Walsh Phillips’s Instagram shows she’s a successful entrepreneur and business coach. She founded the company Powerful Professionals, which includes high-profile clients like Justin Guarini. Kim also launched her book for entrepreneurs in 2023 called The Shift, for owners looking to take their businesses to new heights. Even Captain Glenn Shephard endorsed Kim’s book in a video!
Apparently Kim even wowed “Mr. Wonderful” Kevin O’Leary, the famous reality TV star from Shark Tank and business talking head. She even impressed him so much he asked her to head up his marketing for all of his Shark Tank investments and they now speak at conferences together.
Kim’s happily married to Ian Phillips, who works in luxury real estate, and live together with their two daughters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Aboard the sailing superyacht, Kim invited her other three close friends, Ariana Chedgy, Ashley Macdonell, and Kelly Moderwell, who also works at Powerful Professionals. Ariana is the owner of MAKE ME UP, a hair and makeup business.
The group of six charter guests appeared to have a grand time on Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4. They even invited the entire crew to dine with them on their first night, which won them major brownie points with cast members and fans alike. Chief Stew Daisy Kelliher noted how different they were from the first group of charter guests.
Considering how much charters guests pay to charter Below Deck yacht, it’s quite gracious for the guests to invite the crew to eat with them. It’s also a great indication Kim, Ian, Justin and the rest of the gang will tip very high.