It’s been one week since Colin Macy-O’Toole and the cast of Bravo’s hit TV series, Below Deck Mediterranean, said goodbye to the Sirocco yacht. But there was a whole other side to all of the drama that went down behind the scenes that wasn’t shown on season 4, and Colin spilled the tea in an exclusive interview with In Touch.
“I tell a lot of people this but with all the drama and stuff on the show, especially with the deck crew, we’ve had probably the funniest — like I don’t know, we would just go to sleep laughing so hard because Travis [Michalzik], Jack [Stirrup] — they’re goofballs and they’re so funny, but obviously they show the dramatic side of things like the work stuff that they don’t show how funny everybody is,” Colin exclusively told In Touch. “Not everyone knows that we had such a great time together. At the end of the day, we always know what’s going to happen.”
Colin explained that on average, a charter would take a yachtie away from home for about six weeks. It’s a grueling schedule, and the yacht crew only gets about four days off throughout the whole six weeks. The production team also takes time off, but they mostly film nonstop during the trip.
Most of the crew enjoy the yacht life, but Colin found himself contemplating the decision to leave about midway through the charter this season. He wanted to sacrifice his position on the yacht so June Foster could stay in his place, but he ultimately decided to stay, which meant June had to go. Colin explained why he decided not to leave Sirocco after all.
“Well I wanted to stay because Captain Sandy said that she really needed me and needed experienced deck crew, and you know I guess I have that skill set over June so it made sense for me to stay,” he said.
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Colin admitted he felt homesick during the charter, but he leaned on his close pals Jack, Travis and João Franco. In fact, Jack, Travis and João are the three members of the cast that Colin has remained close with since returning from the trip. Colin gushed over his friendship with João and opened up about their bond.
“He’s been there since last season and he took me under his wing,” Collin said. “I just started last season, not knowing really much about boats but yeah, he’s been my best friend throughout the whole season.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper.
Be sure to catch the new season of Below Deck, premiering Monday, October 7, at 9/8c on Bravo.
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