'Below Deck Med': Bobby Giancola Recalls 'the Absolute Worst' New Year's Eve Ever (Exclusive)
Many Below Deck yachties typically work over the holidays, which often includes New Year’s Eve. Former Below Deck Mediterranean deckhand Bobby Giancola recalled one season on a boat which became his worst New Year’s Eve memory ever.
He told Showbiz Cheat Sheet that many crews stick with the same captain. So when a new captain takes over a vessel most of the crew will leave – or the captain makes life miserable enough that remaining crew members become “inspired” to leave. Unfortunately for Giancola, he spent New Year’s Eve dealing with a captain who wanted him to quit.
Bobby Giancola’s worst New Year’s Eve memory was on a yacht
Giancola said he’s had some “horrible” New Year’s but the experience on that boat was definitely the very worst. “I mean, probably like the first thing I can think of my worst New Year’s was I was working on a boat,” he recalled.
“And, long story short, the captain and I did not get along,” Giancola continued. “He was a new captain. My captain had quit to do another program, which eventually I followed him to that boat. But a lot of the time in yachting when a new captain comes on board with all the original crew, he cleans house or makes it to where everybody quits. And then he brings in his people, and that’s kind of what happened.”
“Like he didn’t talk to me,” he added. “When I would try to talk to him. He didn’t talk back. And all he would talk about is how amazing his last first mate was and how he did everything. And so it just made the New Year’s just awful.”
Colin Macy-O’Toole said New Year’s Eve is his least favorite holiday
While Colin Macy-O’Toole from Below Deck Med can’t point to a specific time when New Year’s Eve was a bust, he said he’s just not a big fan of the holiday. “New Year’s is my number one, least favorite holiday of the year,” he told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “You know, you just feel like there’s so much pressure like making plans. It’s so annoying, like ‘She’s doing this and he’s doing that, like, what am I doing?’ You know?”
He’s also at a different point in his life where most of his friends are married or have kids. “So yeah, now that everyone has kids now, it’s like, I go to my buddy’s house, you know, a couple of blocks over,” he shared. “We’ll have a couple of drinks and then at 12:05 I’m out of there.”
Did Bobby and Colin make New Year’s resolutions?
Macy-O’Toole also isn’t a big fan of making a New Year’s resolution either. “Hopefully 2022 is a good successful year for everybody, and especially with all the s*** that we’re all going through,” he remarked. “And it’s just, you know, it’s just one of those things of wanting normalcy again. I just hope everyone can stay healthy and kind of get back to normal.”
While Giancola agreed with Macy-O’Toole, he also strives for more of a work/life balance in 2022. “I’m going to do my best to get back in the gym, I know that’s such a cliche New Year’s resolution but it’s been years since I’ve been in the gym,” he remarked.
“And now things that have heated up with being a yacht broker,” Giancola added. “And I’m able to breathe a little bit now and kind of pull back the reins a little bit with work. Because you got to have balance. And so I guess I would say in a vague term is just more balance between work and life.”
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