All Hail Captain Glenn Shephard of ‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’

I can be trustworthy with you: it took me some time to heat as much as this season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht. After the primary season final yr proved to be extra irritating than enjoyable, I used to be cautious about throwing myself into the deep finish of Season 2. At instances, it felt nearly too raunchy for me (tons of hooking up immediately!) with extra emphasis on intercourse than constitution visitors. But in the long run, Season 2 turned every little thing I want this present to be, and far of that credit score goes to Captain Glenn Shephard.

“He’s the exact kind of captain I look to work for,” chief stew Daisy Kelliher told me earlier this month, and all of that comes throughout on display screen as he’s additionally the precise sort of caption I look to observe. “He’s not a micromanager and he’s just funny, helpful, he stands back and does his job, he intervenes when he needs to,” she continued. “I think he’s great at his job. I think both of us would happily work with each other any day of the week.”

The purpose why it’s so enjoyable to observe Captain Glenn is that he appears to overlook we’re watching within the first place. It’s clear that his true ardour is crusing — you possibly can see how thrilling it finds it, how related to nature he’s, and the way completely happy he’s to share that with different folks. But on high of main the boat, he additionally is aware of the right way to lead a group. He minds his enterprise and isn’t unnecessarily inserting himself into something, and he nonetheless is aware of the right way to be stern but motivating. There is maybe no higher proof of this than the truth that this was collectively the most effective crew this franchise has seen in an extended, very long time — possibly ever! No one was fired or stop throughout the season, everybody was competent and labored collectively as a group. And most significantly: nobody ever talked shit about Glenn. He gave them no purpose to! It was extremely heartwarming to see that he even requested the bulk of the crew to remain on after the season to carry the boat again to Spain the place it will be repaired.

Because when that dock crashed into the boat (wink), you would see how pissed off Glenn was, however he in the end dealt with it like an actual chief. He was appropriately embarrassed and offended about it, he took duty for the technical situation, jumped into motion to get it found out and glued, and moved on with life. He wasn’t mopey, he didn’t maintain it over the heads of his crew, and he by no means made it about himself. There’s no Napoleon Complex in sight with this man, simply BDE (Big Dock Energy, if you’ll). In reality, regardless of making himself sparse on the present, Glenn at all times manages to make it rely when he enters a room. He makes humorous observations, hilarious dick jokes which are by no means offensive or inappropriate, and he leaves everybody in a greater temper than he discovered them.

It was pretty that he let the crew take a shot — only one although — over the last constitution with fellow yachties. Even although he says he instantly regretted it, he solely confirmed that by protecting a more in-depth eye on the bunch to ensure the night time didn’t get out of management. If something, his main by instance seemingly instantly impacted the truth that all the boys on this boat (candy Colin, dopey JL, and even attractive Gary) took duty for his or her actions by the tip of the season. While it ranged from taking part in video games with ladies to gossiping, one must think about that having the constructive function mannequin of Glenn round helped to make these guys some of the least poisonous we’ve seen shortly.

Glenn introduced tears to everybody’s eyes on the final crew dinner by giving credit score to a “great team” and stating, “This is the dream team,” and it’s by no means been extra obvious what an honest dude he’s, particularly by actuality TV requirements. I don’t know if I wish to work for him or cuddle him, however I do know that I can’t wait to observe extra of him on this present.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht airs Monday at 9 pm ET/PT on Bravo. 

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