Hannah Ferrier continues to have bad blood with Captain Sandy Yawn after Hannah was fired on Below Deck Mediterranean. Last year, the 34-year-old allegedly broke protocol by not listing her anxiety medication before boarding.
Captain Sandy revealed the decision was hard for her, but it wasn’t personal. Even though both women had been on the show for many seasons, Sandy felt like she was protecting her own career when she let go of Hannah.
On the Shine It Up podcast, Hannah shared that Captain Sandy offered to send a baby gift after Hannah announced her pregnancy in 2020 (she recently had a baby girl, Ava, with her partner Josh Roberts). In a message, Sandy asked Hannah for her current address so she could ship the gift. In her own words, Hannah “was like, ‘Lady, no.’”
Hannah felt that she was painted “like a drug addict” in her final season. “It was really upsetting at the time,” she said. “Especially after being on the show for so many years and knowing that it wasn’t a hidden fact that I suffered from anxiety and had anti-anxiety medication.”
The Bravo star said she didn’t like the “stigma” of that storyline. “Anxiety medication is for a mental illness,” she explained. “So it shouldn’t be painted like, ‘You’re a drug addict smuggling drugs on board.’”
Earlier this year, Hannah revealed that her biggest regret on the show was trying to impress Captain Sandy, who, in Hannah’s opinion, would never change her mind. Hannah said it crushed her spirit when the captain told her that yachting wasn’t Hannah’s passion.
She said another thing that bothered her was the way Sandy handled the situation. When Hannah first learned she was getting fired, she called her attorney and agent. The captain, however, didn’t seem to encourage this.
Despite the negativity from her final season, Hannah has built a successful career since leaving the show. She has her own podcast called Dear Reality, You’re Effed!, and she recently released an insect repellent, Bugs Off, which is apparently non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
Though she was sad to end the show in such a way, the 34-year-old said many people with anxiety reached out to her afterward and gave her positive responses.