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The Daily Dish Below Deck Sailing Yacht

We Have an Update on That Stained White Couch from Below Deck Sailing Yacht

Colin MacRae recalls this Season 3 charter as being "f--king horrendous."

By Laura Rosenfeld
A Charter Guest Tells Captain Glenn Shephard the Food Is "Disgusting"

In an episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht full of jaw-dropping moments (charter guest Chuck's dissatisfaction with his omelette, Marcos Spaziani's head injury, Daisy Kelliher and Gary King's hot tub makeout session), one burning question tops them all: Is the couch OK?

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The sofa in question is, of course, that white couch in the Parsifal III's saloon that was stained with self-tanner while the charter guests were waiting to go on their beach picnic in the March 14 episode (clip above). "Oh my god. Accidents happen, but you know, it was a kind of dumb thing to do," Captain Glenn Shephard said in an interview during the episode. "The couch is probably worth 50 grand, so that's just stupid."

Captain Glenn and Ashley Marti tried to clean the couch with a carpet cleaner while the charter guests were off the boat at their beach picnic, but with no luck. With the couch still stained and all signs pointing to co-primary charter guest Cindi being the culprit, Captain Glenn brought the issue to her attention as the group prepared to disembark the Parsifal III the next day. "When a primary charters a boat, they're responsible for any significant damage done to the boat," Captain Glenn said in an interview during the episode. "Having that conversation before they leave, it's never fun. It's always a little bit awkward, but you have to do it."

Cindi took it well, although she denied being the person responsible for the stain. "I'm gonna take care of whatever the problem was," Cindi told Captain Glenn as the charter came to a close. "I don't care who did it. I'll take care of it."

"We'll figure it out," Captain Glenn told Cindi in response.

Luckily, the Parsifal III crew was able to get the stain out for the most part later that day after Captain Glenn and Daisy used a cleaning product and the carpet cleaner on it. "I mean, it looks 1,000 times better," Daisy told Captain Glenn, who noted that there was still a water stain on the couch.

Daisy and Captain Glenn resolved to work on getting the couch in ship shape the next day since the crew was getting ready for their night off in the episode. But we're happy to report that the couch is back to being presentable. Gary and Daisy made a virtual appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on March 14, and the first mate appeared remotely from aboard the Parsifal III. "Yeah, I'm sitting in the saloon," Gary confirmed during the WWHL After Show (clip below). "We pick up our charter on Thursday."

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Daisy then pointed out that Gary was sitting in front of "the stain[ed] couch." "Yeah, the stain[ed] couch," Gary said with a laugh. "It's f--king right here. I can't even believe it."

Gary and Daisy dished more on the latest group of charter guests on WWHL, including Cindi channeling Marilyn Monroe for Captain Glenn during the decades-themed dinner. "Cindi, the Marilyn Monroe rendition was the cringiest thing I've ever had to witness in my life," Gary said during the WWHL After Show. "I think Glenn felt the same way. Oh my god."

Earlier on WWHL, Daisy also said that this group of charter guests was "pretty awful." And receiving that tip, which was a disappointing amount, according to the Parsifal III crew, "was an interesting experience" for Daisy.

Erica Rose's charter group also left quite a lasting impression on Colin MacRae, who spoke to The Daily Dish about these guests earlier this month. "It was one of the more unpleasant charters we did," Colin said before adding, "That charter with Erica Rose was f--king horrendous. And they came on just so disrespectful. I felt really bad for Daisy. It was awful. And Erica’s husband is not a very nice human being, in my opinion."

Colin also came to Marcos' defense following Chuck's criticism of his cooking. "He’s the best chef I’ve ever worked with in 14 years on super yachts, and I’ve worked with some really top quality chefs," Colin said. "So, yeah, what Erica’s husband was saying about his food was just outrageous."

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