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The charter guests who climbed aboard the Parsifal III in the March 9 episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht were the wildest we've seen so far this season. However, their partying ways definitely did not make it a pleasure cruise for the crew.
Madison Stalker seemed to have the most difficult time with the charter guests. One of the so-called "Long Island bros" decided to pick up Madison and lift her in the air as if he was working out with a weight. Madison was clearly uncomfortable and asked the charter guest to put her down multiple times, which he finally did. "I've never been handled like that by a charter guest before," Madison said in an interview during the episode. "I have like no words."
She then got emotional about the incident while confiding in Parker McCown. "I'm trying to do it all with a smile on my face and be like, my pleasant self, but it's really f--king hard being a girl doing this with them," Madison told the deckhand. "It's just, like, disrespectful."
But Madison said she had no plans to inform any of her bosses on the boat about the charter guest's behavior. "Having a charter guest manhandle you puts you in an awkward position. If you make note of this to, let's say, Jenna [MacGillivray], the captain, you're putting people's tips in jeopardy, you might piss off guests," she explained. "So I'd rather just keep my mouth shut."
Madison opened up more about the incident during the March 9 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on which Parker and Georgia Grobler appeared as guests. "Yachting's a very weird industry. I've been a deckhand before, I've been a stewardess, but you kind of come into these realities where you almost feel like you have to suck things up because you're in the industry, and you're like, 'All right, some dude's gonna manhandle you this way,'" she said while sitting in the WWHL audience (clip above). "That's why I was like, 'Everything's fine, everything's fine.' I didn't want to make a big deal about it."
She also noted of the charter guests, "They're great guys, don't get me wrong, but it was like, it was very aggressive."
The second stew also shared that this isn't the first time she has dealt with inappropriate behavior from charter guests in her yachting career. So she was grateful to have Parker's support this season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht. "Parker was very good with being like, 'I want to stay up with you on lates and switch places with Ciara [Duggan],' to be there for me," Madison said.
But when it came to the charter guests' outrageous partying, Parker said that just comes with the territory of luxury yachts. "You're paying a mad amount of money, it's my job to adhere to anything you're doing," he said during the WWHL After Show. "So you can come on and be a wild bunch of crazy Long Island boys, and that's just fine with me."
Check out a sneak peek of an all-new episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht coming up on Monday, March 16 at 9/8c, below.
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