'Below Deck' star Hannah Ferrier calls it quits after 5 seasons: 'I think I'm probably done'
Hannah Ferrier made the decision because as much as the job allows her to travel, she doesn't want to get to a stage where she's locked into yachting and there is nothing else in her life
Hannah Ferrier will no longer be a fixture on 'Below Deck' after the recent season that is up for release later this summer. The 33-year-old star of the reality show revealed that the fifth season of the series that airs on Bravo will be her last.
"I think I'm probably done," the 'Below Deck: Mediterranean' star told Entertainment Tonight on Monday. Continuing with her yachting career for the rest of her life is not what Ferrier aims to do. "I learned when I first started yachting in my very early 20s, you know, I would see these women who were in their late 30s, 40s, sitting at a bar, getting wasted with 20-year-olds living in a tiny cabin, and I was like, 'I don't want [that],' " she explained.
"I want this to be a good, fun, enriching experience that allows me to travel a lot, but I don't want to get to the stage where I'm locked into yachting and there's nothing else in my life except that," Ferrier said. "It's a bit different if you're captain, but as a chief stew? They just don't seem like very happy people to me." Ferrier did a lot of thinking and considered and weighed all her options before making the decision to walk away from yachting.
"I think that with yachting, you really have to be done-done with it before you can properly walk away, otherwise you're constantly questioning yourself about, did I do the right thing? Should I have done one more season? Could I have done this?" she explained further to the outlet. Ferrier admitted that "a part of me knew that before going into this season". She also promised that the upcoming season which is also her final one will show her in a "different" light.
"I think it's definitely different to any season the viewers have ever seen before when it comes to me," she told Entertainment Tonight. "That’s the thing that people don't realize sometimes is like, you are in your headspace and where you are, the way you're acting is normal to you, but you never really know how that’s going to, you know, come across or appear."
Viewers of the show might remember Ferrier saying that she had "so much to prove" to Captain Sandy Yawn in Season 4. In a preview of Season 5, exclusive to PEOPLE, Yawn is seen telling Ferrier, "I could have fired you a long time, Hannah" further adding, "I could have fired you last year, or the year before". This is followed by Ferrier mumbling, "I hate this f***ing job."
'Below Deck Mediterranean' Season 5 premieres on Bravo later this summer.