It's time to make room for some new epaulets. One of the Below Deck Mediterranean yachties has moved up in the ranks and become a captain.
Season 3's lead deckhand João Franco is now a captain. And that's not all! He got a warm welcome into the captains club by none other than Below Deck Med Season 2 deckhand Bobby Giancola, who has also become a captain since being a part of the Sirocco crew.
"When #belowdeckmed worlds collide! Pleasure meetin this guy and becoming friends!" Bobby recently shared on Instagram in a post that featured a photo of the yachties in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. "Congrats on your #captain gig @joaograntfranco."
It looks like João has absolutely been loving his new position, whether he's surrounded by stunning sights at the helm of a yacht or getting down and dirty below deck.
We really shouldn't be surprised by João's success in yachting. Captain Sandy Yawn sang João's praises all season long, even giving him the opportunity to steer the ship, much to bosun Conrad Empson's chagrin. Captain Sandy also named João as one of her MVPs of Season 3. "João was the only deck crew that asked me for advice," she told The Daily Dish at the filming of the Below Deck Med Season 3 reunion (clip above). "João was the only guy that I ever saw working really hard."
Look back on João's nautical skills from Season 3 of Below Deck Med, below.