'Below Deck Sailing Yacht': Will Jean-Luc Cerza Lanaux get fired or resign after making back-to-back slip-ups?
First, he poured diesel to clean the floor, then a guest went missing under Jean-Luc's watch. Could it get any worse for him?
Jean-Luc Cerza Lanaux — big name, big height and big mistakes right on day one of the charter season. Was he nervous or just sleepy? From the looks of it, it seems to be the latter because he had trouble catching a nap the first night. The bunk beds were too tiny for his height. He's 6 feet 9 inches tall.
Groggy from no sleep but never behind on duties, he was prompt at cleaning the deck with Colin Macrae but it didn't end well. The two thought a cleaning solvent would do a better job of scrubbing the floor than soap. Jean-Luc was quick in getting Colin a bottle of it, which he poured generously only to realize that it was diesel. What happened next was anybody's guess. The team was taken over by panic until the deckhands brought out paper towels to soak up the excess liquid.
First mate Gary King let it go. A couple of hours later, Jean tested everyone's patience when one of the guests went missing while paddleboarding. He was chatting up with primary guest Nikki Linn while Greg escaped into deep waters. Will Jean be pulled up for his second mistake of the day? He could be fired if he doesn't learn from the slip-ups.
In yachting, there's no room for errors. And we have seen how inexperienced and young crew members are treated. In 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' Season 1, Parker McCown quit after he was nitpicked for every little issue. He and Paget Berry never got along despite their occasional friendly banter. Parker even butt heads with chief stewardess Jenna McGillivray when she commented if he was still breastfed.
In 'Below Deck' Season 8 Shane Coopersmith was let go after Eddie Lucas lost his patience with the newbie's nonchalance. He slept during peak work hours and left the garage door open risking My Seanna's property on board. Shane was also a major environmentalist and would often try and replace plastic straws with paper ones.
Even though the thought was much appreciated, he did all of that while he was supposed to be working on getting the deck cleaned up, which Eddie thought was problematic.
Catch all the new episodes of 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' Season 2 on Bravo every Monday at 9/8c. For more information, check your local listings.