Hannah Ferrier has had heated exchanges with her crewmates (Ben Robinson, Danny Zureikat, Bryan Kattenburg), danced for her supper, and experienced the charter from Hell — and that was all during this season of Below Deck Mediterranean. But believe it or not, this wasn't the toughest charter season the chief stew has ever been through.
"The toughest season I've ever done in yachting is probably one where we had a bit of a crazy Russian boss, and he was on for 141 days straight. So it's like you don't have a day or a night off for 141 days," Hannah told The Daily Dish earlier this summer. "And this guy really, really pushed the limits, especially with me. He got a tad infatuated, and it just ended up being a very hard and uncomfortable situation."
Hannah said she has had similar difficult experiences on other boats in the past. "And, you know, I've dealt with a little bit of the, not Russian mafia, but something like that, and they can just get a little bit drunk and just decide that they're gonna pay you for certain things. It can just get a bit much sometimes," she said. "This season was so difficult in a different way, but I think working with some of the Russians on private boats can be very challenging."
The chief stew said she made a promise to herself about two years ago that she wouldn't work on private Russian boats ever again. Even though Hannah survived that experience and all of the craziness of this season of Below Deck Med, she thinks there will come a day when she says "bon voyage" to yachting for good. "I'm not sure how much longer I'm gonna be in yachting. I enjoyed doing the show, and we'll see," she said. "It's not something I want to do for the rest of my life, that's for sure."
Luckily, there's plenty of high seas adventures left with Hannah this season of Below Deck Med. See what's in store for next Tuesday night's episode at 9/8c, below.