Bravo’s hit reality series Below Deck Sailing Yacht returned to screens in April with its long-awaited fourth series.
Although viewers were excited to see the crew in the thick of service, the charter season kicked off with difficulty as the Parsifal III refused to start.
As the team were introduced to one another, viewers learned First Officer Gary King was noticeably absent after testing positive for Covid-19.
This proved to be a major challenge for the yachties as the deckhands were without their leader.
In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, Chief Stew Daisy Kelliher opened up the charter kicking off without the support of Gary, Captain Glenn Shepherd and Colin Macrae.
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The season four premiere began with Captain Glenn Shepherd and engineer Colin Macrae preoccupied with trying to fix the engine before the charter guests arrived.
However, things took a turn for the worse as Colin discovered water had entered the engine just as the first charter guests, Stephanie Seutter and her friends, had arrived.
As the group were on a girl’s trip, the pressure was on for Chief Stew Daisy Kelliher to cater to the guests, all while training new stews Lucy Edmunds and Mads Herrera.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Daisy admitted: “It was tough for me.
“Gary, obviously had a lot going on being stuck with COVID in a room Glenn had a lot and so did Colin.
“But I’m not sure if people quite understood how much kind of weight on my shoulders.”
Daisy added: “I didn’t really get the support of anyone really.
“So, I was kind of this only guide not only for Mads and Lucy but also for the boys and for the chef, it was really tough.
“We always expect to have one or two quite difficult charges during the season, that’s always a given especially when you see nine women.”
The chief stew added: “But to have that straight off the bat with everything else going on top of what was happening it was really quite a lot and very overwhelming for me.”
Although the yacht wasn’t able to leave the dock, Daisy and the stews were able to pull off an EDM party which entertained the guests.
By the time, Chef Ileisha Dell prepared a dinner of roasted garlic puree, parmesan and truffled asparagus, beef filet, and fresh local oysters, the guests were thoroughly inebriated.
While the party was taking off, Colin and Glenn discovered the engine would take two weeks to fix, which threatened to prematurely end the charter season.
Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 4 continues Mondays on Bravo in the USA and on Hayu in the UK.